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Egyptians Notify U.N. Truce Commission They Will Permit Jewish Convoys to Go to Negev

June 30, 1948
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The Egyptian Government today informed the U.N. Truce Commission that it will permit supply convoys from northern Palestine to get through to the Negev settlements. Last week, Egyptian units fired on a U.N. plane in the sector and attempted to half the passage of Israeli convoys to the southern colonies.

Meanwhile, the Arabs in lower Galilee have been breaking the truce almost continuously since June 11, an Israel official communique declared today, revealing that the latest incident occurred Sunday. The communique added that the efforts of U.N. observers to prevent the violations have been to no avail.

An Irgun underground broadcast last night said that “possibly next week” Irgun troops will be fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with the Israeli army. The announcer added that it is disappointing that 5,000 Jewish soldiers (Irgunists) were not sworn in together with all other Israeli fighting men yesterday. It was learned that the Irgun units represent about eight percent of the total strength of the Jewish forces.

The Sternists today accused Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of preventing them from supplying their soldiers in Jerusalem. They insisted that the cease-fire agreement arrived at by “Ben Gurion, Abdullah and Bernadotte” is not binding on them.

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