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Israel Reported Ceding Small Hill to Jordan Seeks to Prevent Clashes

Israel has ceded to Jordan a small hill which has been involved in recent incidents, the London Daily Telegraph reported from Jerusalem today. The dispatch noted that in addition to helping determine the demarcation line between the two states, it is hoped that Israel’s action will prevent further incidents in the area.

The hill, the Daily Telegraph report said, is a small triangular region in a previously unmarked region of the border. Ten days ago, Jordanian troops opened fire on an Israeli patrol on the height, explaining their action by laying claim to the territory for Jordan. Upon investigation by a mixed group representing both states and the UN truce staff, it was decided that the hill belonged to Jordan and the transfer was made immediately.