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Israel Submits Protest to Security Council Against Egyptian Acts

Instructions were sent to the Israel delegation at the United Nations yesterday to protest to the Security Council against recent Egyptian aggression against Israel, it was announced here today. A letter from the delegation will note the unbroken chain of attacks by regular Egyptian army units and the dispatch of raiding groups into Israel from Egyptian and Jordan bases.

(The Israel delegation at the United Nations confirmed receipt of instructions on the protest to the Security Council and was preparing such a letter for submission to the Council president late today.)

A Foreign Ministry spokesman, meanwhile, stated that Egypt’s campaign of violence is apparently based on an Egyptian policy of maintaining tension along the borders as a means of preparing the way for more drastic military operations. “Against this background,” the spokesman said, “it is not difficult to understand Egypt’s rejection of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s proposals for settling the problem of the demilitarized zone.”