Israel Government Expects Hammarskjold to Visit Jerusalem

Israel Foreign Ministry sources said today no information had been received that United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s latest Middle East peace mission, on which he will leave Friday, will include a stopover here but added that he is expected to make such a visit.

These sources added that the anticipation that the UN official will include Jerusalem on his mission did not imply that Israel intended to keep the Mount Scopus dispute with Jordan in abeyance until his arrival. They said Israel still hopes for some “energetic action” by local UN officials to obtain Jordan’s consent for passage of the regular convoy, including the gasoline for which Jordan refused passage permission.

The Foreign Ministry sources said that Israel viewed the Mount Scopus issue as the most urgent of the new spate of Jordan-inspired incidents because the garrison guarding the abandoned buildings behind the Jordanian lines were running out of supplies.

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