PARIS (May. 19)
The French weekly “Express” claimed today that foreign mercenaries are serving with Palestinian Arab guerrilla forces in Jordan, among them Belgians, Germans, Britons and Americans. The Express correspondent said he personally met with 30 of the mercenaries on a recent visit to Jordan. He said they were employed in front line operations and received pay of 4000 French francs a month. A group of prominent French political figures were to meet here tonight to try to revive the France-Israel Alliance, an organization promoting friendship between the two countries. The group includes Jean Lecanuet, a former presidential candidate, several senators and leaders of the Centrist Party. Their aim is to counteract anti-Israel sentiments in France propagated by extreme left and right-wing groups.