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Israel Expresses Regret to British Embassy for Hostile Demonstration

The building of the British Embassy in Tel Aviv remained today heavily guarded by Israeli police, following yesterday’s demonstration by African students in Israel in protest against British refusal to take military action against the unilateral declaration of independence by Rhodesia. Nearly all window panes in the four-story Embassy building were broken by stones thrown by the demonstrators. Two Israeli policemen were injured in a clash with the students.

A Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed regrets today concerning the demonstration and the resulting damage. He warned the students that no breach of law would be condoned by the Israel Government, noting that Israel had already formally condemned the action by the British colony officials in Rhodesia.