Chief of U.n: Forces on Arab-israel Frontier to Confer in New York

Major General Carl C. von Horn, head of the United Nations truce organization here, is expected to fly to New York later this week to confer with Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold.

General von Horn was to meet today with Dr. Avraham Biran, head of the Israel Foreign Ministry’ Armistice Affairs Division, presumably with reference to the Jordan and Syrian border situations. Gen. von Horn visited Damascus last week after a series of border incidents which prompted an Israeli complaint to the Security Council and a counter complaint by the United Arab Republic.

A meeting of the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission was also set for today to review a series of developments along the Jordan-Israel frontier, including the killing of a 75 year old Israeli resident by Jordanian guards, The meeting was postponed till tomorrow.

Several cases of major thefts and other crimes by Jordan infiltrators have been reported in recent days. Armed infiltrators attacked a Bedouin shepherd near Beersheba Friday night and made off with 130 head of cattle. On Saturday night an arms band broke into the storeroom of a quarry in central Israel and stole 100 kilos (200 pounds) of explosives and a quantity of tools.

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