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United Nations Officers Find No Israel Troop Concentrations

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United Nations truce observers today checked Israel positions in the Jerusalem area and reported that they had found no troop concentrations there. They stated that they were making similar checks in the Jordan-held area.

Sharp condemnation of Jordan for the mining of an Israeli railway train between Haifa and Lydda last Thursday near Kalkilya was voiced by the Jordan-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission. In a resolution adopted by the commission, the mining of the train by an armed band from Jordan was described as an extremely serious violation of the armistice agreement. The commission called on the responsible Jordanian authorities for “the most urgent, vigorous action” to prevent recurrence of such violations.

(Jean Khalil Fattal, Sweden’s “honorary consul” in Beirut, yesterday withdrew his earlier charges that Israeli fighter planes had shot down a Swedish passenger plane on the Israel-Syrian frontier with the loss of 35 lives, it was reported here today from the Lebanese capital.)

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