JERUSALEM (Oct. 31)
Israel demanded last night a meeting of the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission to deal with a new raid by infiltrators from Jordan who made off with a flock of lambs and a herd of camels stolen from Israeli Bedouin in the Negev. An Israeli military unit in the area, which encountered the thieves, killed three and wounded and captured a fourth, but were unable to prevent the remainder of the gang from escaping with their loot.
Earlier this week-end, the MAC accepted an Israeli proposal that some 1,500 complaints and cross-complaints of both parties dealing with the seven-month period when Israel boycotted the MAC’s work should be handed over to a special subcommittee. This plan was accepted as the only alternative to bogging down the MAC in a welter of detail and old cases. An earlier proposal by Israel to drop all but three of its complaints and that those three be handled by an emergency meeting of the MAC was vetoed by MAC chairman Col. Charles F. Brewster who ruled that the complaints should have been lodged earlier if they were to be handled on an emergency basis.