JERUSALEM (May. 8)
Israel tonight protested to United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold the most recent outbreaks of violence along the Israel-Egyptian and Israel-Jordan borders. The Foreign Ministry’s message told Mr. Hammarskjold that the latest incidents made dead letters of the cease-fire pledges given him by the Arab states.
Meanwhile, the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission failed to condemn Jordan for the blasting of a building at Kfar Yavitz, near Nathanya, by infiltrators who fled back across the Jordan border. The American chairman, Cmdr. J. Terrill, abstained despite evidence that UN observers had followed the tracks of the observers to the Jordan border.
Afterwards, the Israel delegate on the MAC deplored the commission’s failure to reach a decision. By obscuring the issue, he said, the MAC had failed in its duty and had not supported Mr. Hammarskjold’s efforts to improve the situation.
Israel today honored the “Davidka,” the hastily manufactured cannon which is credited with having saved Jerusalem from the Arab Legion during the invasion of 1948. A replica of the gun, carved of marble from the Judean Hills, was unveiled today at a ceremony attended by thousands of residents of this city.