Britain Raps Arab Governments at U.N. for Frauds in Aid to Refugees

Britain today attacked the Arab governments for their failure to cooperate with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and for the fact that at least 150,000 “dead or otherwise ineligible” persons are receiving UNRWA aid.

The attack was levelled here against the Arab “hest” governments–the United Arab Republic, Jordan and Lebanon–by Harold Beeley. British delegate in the General Assembly’s Special Political Committee which today entered its third week of debate on the Arab refugee problem. It was the first time in the arduous debate of this issue this year that a neutral source has thus indicted the Arab “host” governments in whose territories the refugees are maintained.

Prior to Mr. Beeley’s address, Omar Abdel Hameed Adeel of Sudan, took the floor, reciting the same anti-Israel charges that have been declaimed by at least one Arab speaker every day for the last two weeks.

Mr. Beeley called for continuing the work of UNRWA. He mentioned the Hammerskjold plan only in relation to continuance of UNRWA’s functions and by endorsing the Secretary General’s proposal that efforts toward rehabilitation of the refugees be stepped up.

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