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Soviet Organ Says Israel Used West German Mercenaries in Six-day War

The official Red Army newspaper, Red Star, hit at two favorite targets in one story today when it charged that Israel had used West German mercenaries in the Six-Day War. The Moscow daily asserted that 7,000 German mercenaries and 800 West German military vehicles had been employed by the Israelis in the fight against the Arab states. The Communist organ accused the West German Government of urging Israel “to oppose any peaceful settlement in the Middle East, including threats to use the atomic bomb.” The paper said West Germany’s Middle East policy was based on cooperation with Israel against the Arab states.