UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (Mar. 13)
American delegate Henry Cabot Lodge today conferred with United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold on Gaza developments. It is understood that he told Mr. Hammarskjold that the United States believes the UN Emergency Force should be stationed on both sides of the Gaza border. He is also understood to have informed the Secretary General that the U.S. feels that UNEF should remain in Gaza for the time being but that Egypt has juridical rights in the Strip.
Israel representative Mordecai Kidron called today upon Mr. Hammarskjold for the second successive day in connection with the new situation in Gaza. A UN spokesman announced this afternoon that Mr. Hammarskjold is planning to leave Saturday for Cairo. Asked whether Mr. Hammarskjold would also go to Israel, the spokesman said there were no such plans at this time.
This afternoon Israel complained to the Security Council about the renewal of fedayeen attacks originating in the Gaza Strip. Abba Eban, chairman of the Israel delegation, sent a letter to Arkady Sobolev of the USSR, this month’s chairman of the Council, stating: The renewal by marauders from the Gaza Strip of these attacks in Israel is a matter of extreme gravity and danger, which my government views with the almost concern.”