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Israel Issues Warning to Egypt; Cautions Against “saber-rattling”

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A sharp warning to Egypt that further adventures along the Gaza border would end in a resounding failure and might hold fatal consequences for the current regime was sounded here last night by the Israel Government.

An official statement charged Egypt with having made bombastic declaration replete with threats against the security and very existence of Israel. “Saber-rattling and empty nationalistic slogans are among the tactics of every despotic regime, which seeks thus to bolster up its precarious rule,” the statement said.

It recalled that Egypt holds the Gaza trip, which does not belong to her, only on the strength of the armistice agreement. Egypt “would be well advised to pay close attention to the scrupulous fulfillment of its obligations under this agreement, in whose one-sided violation by Egypt the Israel Government is not prepared to acquiesce” the statement cautioned.

Demanding that Egypt respect both the letter and the spirit of the armistice agreement, the statement concluded by asserting that Israel is always ready to participate in any meeting or make any contact which promises quiet for the region.

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