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Israel Ignores Mixed Armistice Commission Session Called by Egypt

Israel failed to send representatives to an emergency meeting of the Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission called at the demand of Egypt, it was reported here today from Cairo. This was the first test of Israel’s attitude toward the MAC since the Sinai operation at which point Israel declared the armistice agreement, under which the MAC had been set up, no longer valid.

When Israel failed to appear, the Commission adopted an Egyptian-proposed resolution condemning Israel for the alleged violation of the Sinai border by two armored cars on Aug 26 and for firing upon Egyptians. The MAC had been ordered into session by Col. Sven Norstrom of Sweden, its UN chairman.