U.N. Armistice Commission Says Arab Saboteurs Are ‘a Threat to Peace’

A resolution of the United Nations Israeli-Jordanian Mixed Armistice Commission declared today that a saboteur attack at Afulah on May 25 was a “threat to peace” but failed to sustain Israel’s complaint that the saboteurs had come from Jordan.

The attack, which Israel blamed on members of a new Arab commando group, E1 Fatah, led to an Israeli retaliatory raid against three sites in Jordan a few days later.

The MAC said today that the evidence cited by Israel that tracks led from the Afulah site back to the Jordanian border was inconclusive. The MAC resolution voiced “grave concern regarding the recurrence of incidents of this nature, disturbing normal life in Israel and constituting a threat to the peace.” It urged Israel and Jordan to cooperate in an exchange of information which might help to arrest the “perpetrators” of such acts.

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