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Israel Denies Soviet Reports of Massing Troops in Jerusalem Area

Israel’s Foreign Ministry denied vehemently today charges broadcast by the Soviet Union, alleging the Israel has concentrated troops in the Jerusalem corridor in preparation for an attack.

The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry took foreign correspondents on a tour of the corridor to show them that there were no troop concentrations or movements in the area

The spokesman pointed out that the latest Soviet charge resembled a false report broadcast by Moscow some months ago alleging that French troops were inside Israel for an attack against Syria and saying falsely that Israel had evacuated Eiath and turned that port over to the United States for use as an American base.