Israel and Jordan List Their Complaints with United Nations

Both Israel and Jordan communicated with the United Nations Secretary General today about recent acts of violence on their borders.

Ambassador Abba Eban drew Dag Hammarskjold’s attention to three recent violations of the Israel-Jordan armistice agreement. He said “these new violations have exacerbated the already grave situation created by Jordan’s persistent refusal to abide by the provisions of the armistice agreement. “

The Israeli representative listed these violations as: The attack on the village of Kissalon on March 26 by armed marauders from Jordan, during which a village watchman was killed; the opening of fire by the Arab Legion on an Israeli border patrol on March 7, in which an Israeli guard died of wounds; and the firing on an Israeli border patrol March 27. Mr. Eban said in the case of the first Arab Legion attack, the Jordan Government was condemned by the Mixed Armistice Commission.

The Jordan cable notified the Secretary General of the attack on the village of Nahalin and went into this assault, which the cable claimed was committed by “Israeli military armed forces, ” in detail. The cable said that the MAC condemned Israel “in the strongest terms for this latest aggression and called on the Israel authorities to take the most effective measures to prevent such and other aggressions.”

The Jordan note described this attack as a “direct challenge to the Security Council’s last decision censuring Israel’s action in the Kibya incident and the authority and dignity of the United Nations. Unless drastic and efficient action is taken immediately by the United Nations and the Security Council Israel will continue to defy, ignore and flout any and all such decisions, ” the cable concluded.

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