Transport Workers to Seek U.N. Action on Suez Closing to Israel
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Transport Workers to Seek U.N. Action on Suez Closing to Israel

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The executive committee of the International Transport Workers Federation adopted a resolution today at the conclusion of a four day series of meetings at the seacoast town of Herzliah, ordering an intervention with United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold to protest against United Arab Republic interference with Israeli shipping through the Suez Canal.

The Federation instructed one of its executive members, Joseph Curran, head of the Maritime Workers Union, whose headquarters are in New York, to see Mr. Hammarskjold on this issue. The Federation emphasized that it is concerned only with “unjustified restrictions of navigation, in violation of the seafarer’s traditional rights, ” and is not commenting on general Arab-Israeli disputes.

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