JERUSALEM (Apr. 8)
Machinery was moved back into the disputed Lake Hule area today for resumption of work on a drainage canal against which Syria has protested, by the canal will now be dug along a somewhat different course, as proposed in the latest findings by a United Nations survey team.
Israel will also re-dig part of the 400-yard-long ditch, and move the canal five yards to the westward, since the question of ownership of the land involved has been raised, Syria claiming that small parcel of land was owned by Arabs.
In accepting the findings of the UN survey team, Israel gave up its previously held position to the effect that it has the right to develop lands within the demilitarized zone. It is believed that the dispute has now been resolved, and that the entire reclamation project will be completed within about 10 days.