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Israel Complains to Security Council, Blames Egyptians for Shooting at Canal

Israel sent two notes last night to the Security Council accusing Egypt of responsibility for the shooting along the Suez Canal. In the first note. Israel accused Egypt of having started the shooting. In the second, Israel charged that Egyptian commando units crossed the Suez Canal at one point and tried to cross it at a second point. The second letter also said that the first commando unit retreated to the west bank after it was engaged by an Israeli patrol and that the second unit was driven back before it reached the canal’s east bank. The letters were addressed to the October president of the Council, Liu Chieh of Nationalist China. Israel did not request a Council meeting.