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Security Forces on Alert for Possible Demonstrations by Young Arabs Against Cease-fire

Israeli security forces were alert today for possible demonstrations in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip stemming from the Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire. The cease-fire was welcomed by most of the adult population in the occupied territories. But younger elements made no attempt to conceal their bitter disappointment and directed their ire against President Nasser of Egypt. “He reached the end of his road,” one youth remarked. “It’s the Palestinian youth that now has to lead the Arab struggle.” Security authorities disclosed today that some 15 youngsters were arrested recently for preparing to demonstrate when the cease-fire went into effect. Also disclosed was the capture of 34 saboteurs in the Gaza Strip during the past few days, along with large quantities of arms and ammunition. Twenty-seven of the suspects were members of the Popular Liberation Forces and seven belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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