Eshkol Pleased with King of Jordan Stand Against Arab Raiders

Premier Levi Eshkol today expressed appreciation of the speech last week by King Hussein of Jordan, denouncing the activities of EI Fatah saboteurs who have repeatedly made attacks on Israeli installations from Jordanian bases.

The Premier indicated, however, in a radio interview, that Israel was not satisfied only by speeches, and expected Jordan to take effective steps to curb such activities. He reiterated that Jordan was capable of controlling the EI Fatah raiders. Asked whether Israel would retaliate militarily, he replied that Israel’s reaction would depend on what action Jordanian authorities took to cope with the problem.

The interview with Mr. Eshkol, on Israel’s government-owned Kol Israel radio network, took place after the Prime Minister visited some army installations. While he refused to identify specifically “the source of danger,” he declared Israel will judge those sources “only by their actions.”

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