TEL AVIV (May. 27)
The Israel-Egyptian Armistice Commission today condemned Egypt for an attack carried out five days ago by an Egyptian armed band against Israeli Bedouin near B’eir Malaga. The U.N. Commission called on Egypt to take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents. The chairman of the Commission, Danish Colonel M. Bartoldi, voted with the Israeli members of the unit.
There are 11,463 Bedouin tribesmen living in Israel, it was announced here today following the completion of the Israel Government’s census among the Bedouin. Previously it had been estimated that there were some 13,500 Bedouin in Israel.
Among the Bedouin listed in the census were 450 who had previously not registered with the Israel authorities. A decision has yet to be made whether they are to be considered legal residents.