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Eban Summons U.N. Chief of Staff; Warns of Counteraction by Israel

Abba Eban, Israel’s Foreign Minister, summoned last night to his office Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, and explained to him Israel’s defensive measures in the northern area where the Syrians have opened fire on border targets repeatedly since January 1.

The Foreign Minister said Israel had exercised self-restraint despite the growing scale of Syrian attacks but could not refrain from counteraction when Israeli settlements came under Syrian tank cannon fire.

Mr. Eban emphasized Israel’s desire for restoration of quiet on the northern border but also stressed that this depended on Syria’s abstaining from aggressive and illegal acts such as those carried out in the past two weeks against Israel. Gen. Bull is expected to report to U.N. Secretary-General U Thant on his talks with Mr. Eban.

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