TEL AVIV (Apr. 9)
Three French nationals who say they want to row their rubber dinghy through the Suez Canal which has been closed to traffic since June 1967. were prevented today from leaving for Egypt from Israeli soil.
The three who say they are on a peace mission. landed their dinghy near an Israeli Army outpost in northern Sinal last week. They were given shelter and brought here. But their request for permission to leave from Ashkelon for Port Said was turned down by Israeli authorities. The trio in Journalist and two TV cameramen, said they would attempt to row to Cyprus and from there to the Egyptian port.