WASHINGTON (Jan. 7)
The United States Government has sent Israel a bill for $3.3 million for compensation to the families of 34 crewmen killed June 8 on the USS Liberty, off the Sinai coast. Israeli planes and torpedo boats had attacked the ship during the June war. Robert McCloskey, the State Department press officer, said that the bill was sent to Israel on December 29. After the incident, the Israeli Government expressed regrets, and said it would make amends.