Jordan Takes Israel’s Warning on Raids Seriously, U. N. Official Reports

The Jordanian Government takes seriously Israel’s warnings against continuation of E1 Fatah terrorist raids from Jordanian territory into Israel, Col. William Marsh, acting chief of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, reported today to the Israel Foreign Ministry.

Col. Marsh conferred last week with Jordanian Premier Wasfi Tal and transmitted to him the gravity of Israel’s views on the repeated border incursions. The U. N. official asked the Premier to convey those views to King Hussein. It was reported also that King Hussein was aware of the possible internal threat to his regime if the E1 Fatah organization, which is controlled and financed mainly by Syria, continued its activities in Jordan unchecked.

A was indicated that Col. Marsh conveyed to Israel assurances from Jordan of efforts to suppress the E1 Fatah activities, as well as a Jordanian request to Israel to maintain patience pending the outcome of the Jordanian efforts.

Informed sources reported here today that the Arab states have decided to suspend effective support to the Arab League’s “Palestine Liberation Organization,” headed by Ahemd Shukairy, although the PLO will continue to exist on paper.

The abstention so far by Arab speakers at the United Nations General Assembly from demanding the “right” of the PLO to speak at the Assembly seemed to confirm that report. However, the observer said, it will not be known whether all of the Arab states will support the decision until the conclusion of Assembly debate.

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