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Jordan Asks Security Council to Investigate Conditions on West Bank

The Kingdom of Jordan asked the United Nations Security Council today for an on-the-spot investigation of conditions in the west bank areas occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War. The Jordanian request — a riposte to an Israeli complaint yesterday that Jordan was inciting Arab terrorists in the Israeli-held territory — warned that “so long as Israel continues to occupy parts of Jordan, the situation remains a threat to world peace.” The west bank territories were not part of the emirate of Jordan but were seized by Jordan in the 1948 War of Liberation.

The Jordanian note to the Security Council asserted that “it is only natural and logical that the Jordan people under Israeli occupation should demonstrate their violent objection in the same manner as free men and women under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.”