LONDON (Aug. 6)
Israel’s air assault Sunday disclosed that the guerrillas are receiving financial support from oil-rich Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and that King Hussein is Jealously guarding the few fighter aircraft that Jordan still possesses, dispatches in the Daily Telegraph said today. No Jordanian planes took to the air against Israeli Jets.
According to the newspaper. Prince Fahd Ben Abdel Aziz, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and a member of its ruling family, said that his country fully Supports Palestinian guerrilla activity against Israel and added that “large financial donations from all parts of our country are only one facet of the looking which we are giving the Palestinian commandos” The Telegraph said it learned that Sheikh Fahd al Ahmed al Sabbah, a brother of Kuwait’s Crown Prince, was slightly wounded in the Israeli attack. He Joined El Fatah several months ago and holds the rank of lieutenant general.
(The new President of Iraq, Ahmed Hassan Bakr, told the Paris newspaper Le Monde yesterday that his country will back all Arab resistance organizations, including El Fatah. His Defense Minister, Gen. Hardan Abdul Gafar al-Takriti, told Le Monde that Iraq would respect its contract to buy 54 Mirage Jets from France and said the contract is still under study. President Bakr expressed thanks to French President Charles de Gaulle for “his support of Arab countries since the Six-Day War.”)