JERUSALEM (Dec. 27)
Israel’s Foreign Office today indicated that it may take steps against Egypt following a report that Egyptian authorities confiscated not only a transport of meat destined for Israel when the Italian ship Franca Maria passed the Suez Canal, but also 2,000 tons of clothing.
The report does not indicate the origin of the clothing, but it is assumed that the transport was sent as a gift to Israel from South Africa. The Israel Government has already protested against Egypt to the U. N. Security Council, as well as to the United States, England and France, regarding the confiscation of the meat. Israel now waits the reply of the three powers before deciding on further steps.