U.N. Truce Chief Summoned to N.Y. to Report on Arab-israel Situation

Maj. Gen. E.L.M. Burns, United Nations truce chief, will depart for New York Wednesday to report to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold on the results of Gen. Burns’ latest talks with the heads of the various governments over agreements negotiated with them by Mr. Hammarskjold and Gen. Burns during the former’s visit to the Middle East. Gen. Burns will also attend the Security Council meeting on Mr. Hammarskjold’s report of his mission.

Yesterday, the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission condemned Jordan in severe tones for the ambushing Tuesday night of two Israeli civilians on a road near Wadi Ara, some 15 miles southeast of Haifa. The MAC, with the American chairman. Commander Elmer Terrill, voting with the Israelis, charged that a “team of armed aggressors” had crossed the Israel-Jordan demarcation line and attacked the Israelis.

Some-80 Arabs from the village of Zalaffeh, near the Jordanian border were detained by Israel authorities for investigation this week-end, after the village was placed under curfew for several hours and a search was carried out. Earlier investigation had shown that the Arab marauders who had carried out an ambush on the Wadi Ara road had passed the village during daylight and it could, therefore, be assumed that the villagers had knowledge of the contemplated ambush.

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