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Israel Concerned over Syrian Provocations; Cabinet Discusses Situation

Israel views the latest series of outbreaks along the Syrian border with seriousness, it was learned here following a meeting of the Israel Cabinet yesterday at which the situation along all borders was studied at great length. Premier David Ben Gurion reported on the security and military picture of the border situation, while Foreign Minister Golda Meir reviewed the political aspects.

Informed Israeli circles hold that the incidents along the Syrian demarcation line are not a series of isolated events, but rather a part of an intentional policy. These circles believe that Syria is attempting to roll up the border to provide a diversion from Syria’s internal and foreign policy difficulties, and possibly to reverse the isolation of Syria in the Arab world.