JERUSALEM (Feb. 10)
United Nations Secretary General U Thant’s special representatives, Brig. Indar J. Rikhye and Pier Spinelli, completed today a special mission investigating recent Israel-Jordan border clashes, and conferred for a second time with Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister. They are expected to submit a report on their findings to the Secretary General next week. Mr. Thant sent the two men to Israel after the long quiet border erupted in a series of Jordanian shootings, attacks along the entire Jordan-Israel frontier and in Israel’s enclave atop Mount Scopus.
The two men also paid courtesy calls on President Shazar and Premier Eahkol. The Premier reportedly pointed out to the UN visitors Jordan’s denial of Israel’s rights under the Mixed Armistice agreement covering Israeli access to the Weiling Wall, to the Mount of Olives and other Jewish holy places in the old city of Jerusalem now held by Jordan.