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Attempted Coup in Jordan Fails; Israel Watching Developments

Israeli circles today were maintaining a close watch on developments in Jordan where, according to Beirut radio reports, an attempted coup against King Hussein has been suppressed.

Unrest erupted in the old city of Jerusalem, on the Jordanian side of the border, yesterday, the Lebanese radio reported. The trouble developed after Jordan’s Palestine District Commissioner, Nuseibeh, resigned. Pro-Nasserist demonstrations followed his resignation, according to the Beirut radio.

Israeli leaders have noted in connection with previous eruptions of political troubles in Jordan that they would not sit idly by if a Nasserist coup should take place in Jordan.