Tension Mounts on Syrian-israel Border; U.N. Observe

Moshe Sharett, Acting Prem### yesterday conferred with United Nations truce chief Maj. Gen. Vag### his political advisor, Henri Vigier, to outline Israel’s position on ### mation project, it was learned here today as tension mounted along ### Israel-Syrian border. The Syrians continued to voice threats againt and United Nations truce observers visited the frontier region alm###

These developments followed rejection by an Israeli spokesma### that the Huleh project will cause some 12,000 acres of Syrian farm### because of the diversion of Jordan River waters for an Israeli hyd### The Israeli spokesman said the charges were “utterly baseless” a### Israel would be ready if the Syrians use force.

The Syrians specifically object to a nine-mile canal now being### workmen to bring water from the Jordan to a power station to be ### end of Lake Kinneret. The new channel, built about one and a qua### present river bed of the Jordan, will divert only a small portion o### permit most of the water to continue along its historic course.

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