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Commission Condemns Israel for Attack on Jordanian Airliner

The Jordan-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission condemned Israel today for flagrant aggression against Jordan in connection with the firing by an Israeli fighter plane at a Jordan civilian plane.

The Commission declared that on October 19, the Israel fighter flew 15 miles beyond the frontier intercepted the plane, a Dakota, and tried to force it to fly toward Israel. The Commission also asserted that in the 20 minutes involved, the jet made firing and non-firing passes at a 50-yard range allegedly endangering the crew and passengers.

The Commission called on Israel to prevent any similar incidents in the future.