JERUSALEM (Jul. 18)
Jordan is now committed to prevent any recurrence of military attacks on its border with Israel, it was reported today in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. He said that the Israel Government has made a maximum effort to secure assurances from Jordan, through the U.N. Mixed Armistice Commission, that the military personnel responsible for the border incident of two weeks ago would be punished.
Mr. Gen-Gurion made his statement in reply to a motion by the Herut Party, which asked for a debate on the last incident, in which two Israeli soldiers and one civilian were killed, and three others wounded. The Premier requested that the issue should not be debated at an open session of the Knesset, but should be transferred for discussion to a committee where he would divulge all the details of the arrangement reached this week between Jordan and Israel, aiming at preventing further incidents on the border. He added that Jordan expressed regret over the incident, and attributed it to a “lone, undisciplined soldier.”