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Rabin Views with Gravity Renewed Flow of Arms to Syria

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Premier Yitzhak Rabin, returning from a visit to border townships in Upper Galilee, warned last night that Israel viewed with utmost gravity the renewed flow of sophisticated armaments Into Syria, especially the weapons being supplied by the Soviet Union. His statement coincided with growing concern in security circles that the next two months will be decisive with respect to events on the Israeli-Syrian border.

The Israel army is maintaining a constant alert along the disengagement lines for possible incidents that may erupt on Oct. 6, the anniversary of the start of the Yom Kippur War. Another crucial date is Nov. 28 when the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observers Force (UNDOF) expires. The Syrians have stated more than once that they may not agree to its renewal and may embark on new military action if Israel refuses to make further territorial withdrawals.

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