UNITED NATIONS (Apr. 8)
Israel formally and emphatically denied today that any attack on the Jordan village of Husan, near Bethlehem, had been launched from Israel territory.
Commenting on press reports of an alleged major battle in a large-scale attack on the Jordanian village yesterday, a spokesman for the Israel delegation here today declared that.” exhaustive inquiries have established that no such attack took place from Israel territory. ” He noted that the reports all emanated from Jordan sources.
“It is not without significance, ” the Israeli spokesman pointed out, “that these reports were spread on the eve of the United Nations Security Council meeting today on Arab and Israeli charges against each other of violation of the armistice agreement between Israel and Jordan. “The circulation of false and exaggerated reports of this kind can only serve to increase tension and to create an untrue impression of the real situation. “