LONDON (Jul. 18)
The London Daily Mail warned today that the Arabs would try to reverse Israeli gains by “subversion behind the Israeli lines.” The newspaper said that “the Egyptians used to do a lot of damage in this way with their ‘fedayeen’ raids. But the real experts at the game are the Algerian forces who have recently arrived in Cairo. They have nothing to learn about the knife in the night and the silent kidnaping. Unless the world powers come to their senses, we can soon expect to see the whole panoply of subversion, as practiced by the Viet Cong in South Vietnam, unleashed in Israeli-held territory.”
A pro-Nasser newspaper in Beirut reported today that an Arab “underground” had been established on the West Bank of the Jordan, in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip to wage a guerrilla war of liberation against Israel. The newspaper, Al-Anwar, said the Arab units would wage their battle along the lines of the Viet Cong in Viet Nam.