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U.N. Acting Truce Chief Confers with Israel on Jordan Complaint

Col, Byron Leary, Acting Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization, conferred today with Joseph Tekoah, head of the Armistice Affairs division of the Israel Foreign Ministry on the report which the UN truce head is preparing on a Jordanian complaint and an Israel counter-complaint now pending before the Security Council. Col. Leary also raised questions concerning the Jordan and Syrian armistice agreements with Israel.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry today rejected a Syrian claim that Tel Katzir land, on which Israel tractor operators were attacked by Syrian gunfire yesterday was Arab property. The spokesman said the land had been acquired by the Jewish National Fund many years ago. He also reported that the tractor operators returned the fire, which ended when UN observers, summoned to the scene, arrived.

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