UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Nov. 15)
Hassan Gohar, representative of the United Arab Republic, told the General Assembly Special Political Committee this weekend that time had only strengthened the determination of the Arab refugees to uphold their right to repatriation–which he offered as the “only solution” to the problem. Gohar was the final speaker before the week-end adjournment of the committee which will resume discussion of the Arab refugees tomorrow morning.
Charging that Israel from the beginning had “resisted” any attempt at repatriation, Gohar accused Israel of inviting “alien Jews to create a de facto situation” which might render repatriation impossible. Jewish immigration, he argued, constituted the “main obstacle” to repatriation, and should, therefore, be the concern of the United Nations.