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U. N. Commission Affirms Israel’s Sovereignty over Lake Kinneret

The Israel-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission, meeting for a second time on a Syrian-Israel incident on Lake Kinneret March 15, this week-end reaffirmed Israel’s sovereignty over the entire Lake and a strip of territory 10 meters wide on the eastern shore of the lake.

The MAC called on Syria to respect this boundary, and to prevent further violations of the territory. It also condemned Syria for the attacks on Israeli fishing boats on the lake. Finally, it censured Israel for having armored vessels on the lake, in violation of MAC orders, and for shelling the Syrian positions after the attack on the Israeli vessels.