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Israel Asks U.N. for Action to Check Syrian Military Provocations

The Israel Government this weekend asked the United Nations for quick action to prevent further military clashes in the Lake Tiberias area where Syrian gunfire was directed last week at Israeli farm workers.

Ambassador Avraham Darom of Israel’s United Nations delegation, met with Secretary U Thant before the latter’s departure for a visit to East European countries, and with UN Undersecretary Ralph Bunche. Israeli sources said the UN good offices were being sought “to prevent further deterioration of the situation.”

Last week, Syrian forces in the Arab village of Tawafik directed machinegun, mortar and recoilless rifle fire on tractors working fields in the Israeli village of Tel Katzir. No casualties were reported.