Israel Submits New Complaint Against Syria to U.N. Security Council

Israel complained to the U.N. Security Council today that Syria has “deliberately resumed a systematic and planned attack on the territory and population of Israel, in pursuance of its so-called ‘People’s War of Liberation.”

In a letter from Ambassador Michael S. Comay, Israel’s permanent representative here, to Dr. Nikolai T. Fedorenko, of the Soviet Union, this month’s Security Council president, Israel noted that Syria had carried out three mining raids into Israel in within four days, causing injury to seven Israelis in the first action and to three others in the second.

In addition, Mr. Comay informed Dr. Fedorenko, four Syrian infiltrators tried to get into Kfar Yuval, a village near the Syrian border. Challenged by an Israeli army patrol, the infiltrators tried to fight back, Mr. Comay reported, with the result that two of the men were killed while the two others fled back across the Syrian border. Mr. Comay reported that the two dead infiltrators had carried guns, ammunition and other equipment identifying them as members of Syrian army commandoes.

The Israeli Ambassador, who did not request a Security Council meeting on the issue but asked only that his letter be distributed to all members of the Council, said that the Israel Government considers Syria’s actions “of violence and aggression” as a “dangerous and irresponsible course” and gross violations of the Israeli-Syrian armistice agreement as well as of the cease-fire negotiated between Syria and Israel by the United Nations only last month.

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