British Navy Cancels Flotilla Visit to Haifa Port

An operational visit” by five British naval units to Haifa,” scheduled for Thursday, has been cancelled and only one ship will make the projected” courtesy call, “the British Embassy announced today.

The announcement said the original order had been cancelled to “avoid any misunderstanding which the presence of a large number of ships might, because of the prevailing tension in the area, have given rise.

The Israel Army Chief of Staff, foreign military attaches and many guests watched a display of test maneuvers by Israel armored units today.

The demonstrations included mock attacks by Sherman and French-13 tanks and a number of armor engineering operations and firing exercises.

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