Report Nasser Placing Palestine Arab Troops on Israel Border

Israel circles expressed anxiety today over information that the Egyptian Government intends to station Palestinian Arab military units along the borders of Israel and the Gaza Strip. The Egyptians, it was reported, have decided to use troops of their old Palestine border police force on the frontier The troops would be used at El Arish as a reserve and the bulk of the force, two battalions in strength, would be deployed along the demarcation line.

Israel sources pointed out that President Nasser of Egyptian assured United Nations representatives that both the Fedayeen (commando) units and the separate Palestine units would be dissolved when the United Nations Emergency Force took over patrol duty on the frontier Israelis warned that return of these special units to the frontier would inevitably lead to tension in the region.

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