Heavy Security in Geneva

Countless international gatherings have taken place here, including meetings by Israelis and Arabs, but none have had the kind of elaborate security measures as those being taken in preparation for the conference on Palestine scheduled for the end of August.

Three miles of barbed wire will surround the Palais des Nations where the conclave will take place. The wing of the building where the delegates will be assembled will be sealed off and everyone will be subject to a body search. Each delegation will be allowed only two bodyguards and for every delegate there will be two policemen. Two tanks will be posted at the gate of the Palais des Nations.

Employes will be required to wear special badges and will have to pass through the kind of electronic scanning devices of the kind used in airports. The airport will also be under heavy guard. Miles of barbed wire are already in place around the airport in preparation for the conference.

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