U.N. Body Ignores New Arab Request on Palestine Refugees Issue

After a final flare-up by an Arab representative, the General Assembly’s special political committee adjourned for the year today after standing pat on its resolution dealing with the Arab refugee problem.

Mihai Magheru, of Rumania, rapporteur for the committee, had just placed before the group the report on the Arab refugee problem which he has prepared for an early plenary session of the Assembly, when an objection was voiced by Adib Daoudy of Syria. The latter wanted the rapporteur’s report discussed in the committee, alleging that the report did not show that the Arab representatives had objected to the refugee resolution.

Arenales Catalan, of Guatemala, chairman of the committee, refused to give Mr. Daoudy time to discuss the report, ruling that such debate could be held before the Assembly’s plenary session only. After the committee’s business had been declared completed, Mr. Catalan was praised highly for his work by a number of leading delegates, including Mordecai R. Kidron, Israel’s deputy permanent representative here.

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