TEL AVIV (Dec. 11)
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion issued today a warning to the Syrians to discontinue attacks on Israeli settlements or the Israeli army would be forced to hit back.
The Prime Minister spoke at a special parade marking the end of three days of exercises by Israel’s armored units somewhere in the Negev. He said an attack on a small settlement was regarded by Israel as similar to an attack on Tel Aviv or any other major city.
He called on the United Nations to do its utmost to preserve peace and quiet and said “we hope that the United Nations, which is charged with maintaining peace in the demilitarized zones ” where the attacks have been taking place,” will succeed in this mission. If it fails, we shall not stand with arms folded and the Army as well as our armor will react.”