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Cairo Calls for Increased Terrorist Activities As Reply to Phantom Sale

The semi-official Cairo daily, A1 Ahram, called today for increased commando raids along Israel’s borders as “the practical way to answer the Phantom deal” – the sale of the F-4 supersonic jet fighter planes to Israel by the United States. The paper asserted that American aid to Israel will ultimately “result in strengthening Arab resistance.”

Egyptian sources were quoted here in dispatches from the Egyptian capital as warning that American-Egyptian relations were at their lowest ebb as a result of the scheduled delivery of the Phantom planes, due to begin next month.