Israel Blames Britain for Failing to Check Jordan Raids

Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett today handed the British Ambassador in Israel a note replying to the British Government’s protest over the Kibya incident and underlining Britain’s responsibility as Jordan’s ally to do everything possible to end the tension on the Israel-Jordan frontier.

A Foreign Ministry spokesman revealed that Mr. Sharett’s note stressed that while the Israel Government deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives in Kibya, it must reject the attempt to tear this incident out of its context. The Israeli note underlined the fact that the Kibya raid came as a sequel to a long series of murderous attacks perpetrated by armed bands from Jordan, with the tolerance of the Jordan Government.

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