Israel Not to Admit UN Commission

Israel will not admit a three-man United Nations commission currently in Jordan to “examine the situation relating to the settlements.” Neither will Israel cooperate with that commission in any way, the Foreign Ministry announced here. The commission comprises representatives from Balivia, Portugal and Zambia. They arrived in Amman Sunday, and are scheduled to go to Damascus, Beirut and Cairo during the week. The commission is to report back to the Security Council by July I, and the Council will hold a special session during July “to review the situation in light of the commission’s findings.” The Security Council created the commission March 22 following a debate on the Israeli occupation initiated by Jordan. The U.S. Britain and Norway abstained.

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