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Ben Gurion Informs U.N. on Permitting Arabs to Use Israel Road

Premier David Ben Gurion today informed United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold that he had given instructions to allow the Arab villagers on Mt. Scopus to use a road through Israel territory, as a means of facilitating Mr. Hammarskjold’s efforts to obtain Jordan agreement to Israeli use of Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University facilities on Mt. Scopus.

In a letter to the UN chief, the Premier noted that use of the Israeli road by issawia villagers was conditioned on the Jordanians refraining from attempts to encroach on Israel territory.