WASHINGTON (Jun. 14)
Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey’s recent comments to a Washington convention of the American Jewish Press Association have boon denounced in a Cairo “Voice of Palestine” broadcast to the Near East by chairman Ahmad Shukairy of the “Palestine Liberation Organization,” who also confirmed military collaboration of his organization with Communist China.
The text of Mr. Shukairy’s remarks, delivered at a “Palestine Liberation Army camp” in Syria, was received here today. He commented on Vice-President Humphrey’s description of the P.L.O. as a threat to Israel and to peace, and said that he wanted to confirm Mr. Humphrey’s statement because “we and our army are a threat to Israel.”
“The Liberation Army and the P.L.O. are proceeding with determination,” he boasted. “We receive arms from the Chinese People’s Republic. The P.L.O. has military officers being trained in the arms of liberation and the experience of the Chinese. Your brothers are there (in Communist China) and we greet them.”
Reports received by the U.S. Government here today stated that Mr. Shukairy has met in Cairo with the ambassador of North Viet Nam to continue “consultations on the participation of some members of the Palestine Liberation Army in training in guerilla warfare in Viet Nam.” The Shukairy meeting with the representatives of the Hanoi regime took place on June 11.