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U.N. Body Orders Egypt to Dismantle Military Post at Israel Border

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The Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission condemned Egypt yesterday for aggression against Israel territory and Israel personnel on May 23rd in violation of the armistice agreement.

The MAC also ordered the Egyptians to dismantle an Egyptian military post situated very close to the Gaza frontier from which the Egyptians opened fire on an Israel patrol inside Israel territory and to return two cars which Egyptian forces seized inside Israel after they had driven off settlers who were in them. The Egyptians also used armored cars and two planes inside Israel territory during the May 23rd attack.

(The New York Times reported from Cairo today that Egypt has replied to Gen. E.L.M. Burns, UN truce chief, on Israel proposals for erecting a mined barricade along the frontier and other means of easing tension. The dispatch said that while the Egyptians would not release details of their reply, they indicated that Gen. Burns could now call a meeting of both sides.)

An Israel military spokesman in Tel Aviv announced an attack by Jordanians on an Israel patrol near Naharayim, in the Jordan Valley, yesterday, the fifth such incident in a week. There were no Israel casualties. Meanwhile, the Israel-Jordan MAC condemned Jordan for several other attacks on Israel villages including a grenade attack on Neve Yemin.

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