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Arab Governments Urged to Hit U.S. Interests in Mideast

The Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar urged Arab governments yesterday to start preparing plans to strike against American interests in the Middle East. According to the editor, Moussa Sabri, such action is inseparable from a military confrontation with Israel. “We are still a long way from having a studied plan (against American interests) capable of being implemented,” Moussa wrote. “There must be a detailed study of a plan to boycott America,” he said.

The Jordanian government announced yesterday that it has prepared legislation to create a tribunal to judge persons who sold land to Israeli individuals or to the Israeli government on the West Bank. The announcement did not indicate how a Jordanian tribunal could exert authority in the Israel-held territory. The Israeli Cabinet recently rejected proposals to permit the free purchase of West Bank land by Israeli individuals or private firms.