LONDON (Nov. 7)
The Foreign Office reiterated today its insistence on Israel’s withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula. However, a Foreign Office spokesman said that the status of the Gaza strip remains open for legal examination. The Gaza are which was a part of Palestine before partition, was never incorporated into Egypt even during the Egyptian occupation.
“Statements we have made already indicate our intention to ensure that Israel’s troops should speedily, withdraw from Egyptian territory,” the Foreign Office commented immediately after the speech delivered by Israel Premier David Ben Gurion in the Knesset today reached London. It was inferred from Mr. Ben Gurion’s speech that Israel intends to hold onto the Sinai Peninsula.