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U. N. Investigators Start Probe into Egypt’s Seizure of Israel Ship

United Nations observers began last night the investigation of the Egyptian complaint and the Israeli cross-complaint on the seizure of the “Bat Galim,” the Israeli 500 ton merchant vessel, in the Suez Canal.

The complaint was originally filed with the Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission by Egypt, but Israel in an attempt to speed up the handling of the incident called for an emergency MAC session. It is expected that the inquiry will be completed tomorrow in advance of the UN Security Council meeting Thursday on Israel’s complaint against the Suez Canal blockade.