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Syria Sentences “israel Spies’ to Death; Nasser Again Attacks Israel, Jordan

A Syrian state security court sentenced a Syrian and a Lebanese to death yesterday for alleged espionage activities on behalf of Israel, it was reported here today. Twelve other Syrians, tried in absentia, were also given death sentences.

United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser, meanwhile, again attacked King Hussein and Zionism yesterday as he continued a speaking tour of Syria. He claimed that four men who had been sent by Jordan to sabotage Syrian railway tracks, had surrendered.