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Israel Protests to U.S. Against Egypt’s Seizure of Meat Transport

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The Israel Government protested to the United Nations Security Council this week-end against the seizure by the Egyptian authorities of a cargo of 140 tons of kosher beef at Port Said.

In the complaint, Israel Ambassador Abba Eban charged the Egyptian Government with violating the armistice agreement between the two states and of disregarding a Security Council order of Sept. 1. 1951 which instructed the Egyptians not to seize Israel-bound shipping or cargoes in the Suez Canal. Mr. Eban told the Council that the Israel Government expects it to take measures against Egypt on this matter and to prevent repetition of such incidents in the future.

The cargo was removed from the Italian vessel S.S. Franca Maria Dec. 14. The ship, bound through the Suez Canal for Haifa from Eritrea, was halted at Port Said and permitted to proceed after its cargo was removed by the Egyptians.

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