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London Daily Tells Israel to Keep Gaza Strip

Lord Beaverbrook’s London Daily Express strongly warned Israel today to refuse to quit the Gaza Strip. The paper said “it would be madness” for the Israelis to allow the Egyptians to return to Gaza and “it would or should be unthinkable for other nations to become parties to so wrongful an act.”

The conservative daily said that Israel should resist any proposal to quit the Gaza Strip to which, it said, the Egyptians do not have “the slightest claim in history or justice.” The paper said the Egyptians “grabbed it in 1948. They have held it since as a threat against the life of Israel and an arsenal for Russian arms.”