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Israel Rejects Syrian Charges; Tells U.N. They Are ‘preposterous’

Syrian charges to the effect that Israel had carried out “a premeditated” attack against Syria last week are “obviously preposterous,” Israeli informed the United Nations Security Council today.

Syria had made its charges in a letter to the Security Council last week, claiming that an Israeli platoon “supported by automatic weapons” had attacked Syrian posts on August 6. Outlining “the true facts,” Dr. Joel Barromi, Israel’s acting permanent representative here, told the Council that, in fact, a routine Israeli border patrol, consisting of only six men carrying nothing but small personal weapons, had crossed the Syrian frontier inadvertently.