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U.N. Commission Condemns Egypt for Blasting Negev Water Line

The Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission condemned Egypt today for the blasting several days ago of a vital water line serving Israel’s villages and settlements in the Negev. This was the third time that infiltrators from Egypt cut the line and the third time that the MAC condemned Egypt for failing to prevent such actions.

A communique issued by UN truce headquarters here reported that the MAC had called the blasting “a flagrant breach” of the armistice agreement and had demanded that the Egyptian authorities terminate “finally and immediately all such acts of aggression and hostility against Israel, and to respect and implement fully the armistice agreement.”

The MAC resolution, which noted “with great concern” the repeated demolition to the pipeline in Israel “by well-trained and organized and armed groups coming from Egyptian-controlled territory.” underlined its “extremely great concern over the situation prevailing along the Israel-Egyptian demarcation line resulting from repeated aggressive acts by Egypt against Israel.” It also expressed great concern over the failure of Egypt, despite its obligations under the armistice agreement and a number of MAC resolutions on the matter, to put an end to acts of aggression and sabotage.

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