Morocco, Libya Raise Arab Refugee Issue at U.N. Assembly
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Morocco, Libya Raise Arab Refugee Issue at U.N. Assembly

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The annual round of Arab denunciations of Israel during the General Assembly was continued today with charges by two speakers that “Zionist bands” had “forced” 1, 000, 000 inhabitants out of their “own country” and that the Arab refugees had been “dragged from their homes.”

The first charge was made by delegate Mohieddine Fekini of Libya, a member country of the Arab League. The other was voiced by Ahmed Balafrej, personal representative of the King of Morocco in charge of foreign affairs. Both spoke today at the UN plenary session.

Dr. Fekini asserted also that “the principle of self-determination should be applied by the United Nations to Palestine, ” and said there had been “colonialist aggression” there. He said the question must be given specific attention within the context of the whole problem of colonialism. The Moroccan delegate told the Assembly that the UN “must immediately implement” its resolution on the refugees.

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