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U.N. Warns Israel Against Transferring Any Government Offices to Jerusalem


United Nations headquarters here today warned the Israel Government that the transfer of any government offices from another part of the country to Jerusalem will be considered a violation of the status quo, a U.N. spokesman announced.

A plan for the internationalization of Jerusalem has already been worked out by a subcommittee of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, but it has not yet been approved by the Commission, the U.N. spokesman revealed.

In a review of the U.N. forces available in Jerusalem now, the spokesman disclosed that there are 30 American, French and Belgian officers and 28 enlisted men on duty at headquarters here as well as 21 guards, nine radio operators and 15 members of the U.N. Secretariat. The U.N. also has two planes available here.

The body of Meir Neidevitz, an early member of the Stern Group, and a settler in the recently established Neveh Yair settlement, in the Negev, was found by an Israel Army patrol today near the Egyptian border. The matter was immediately turned over to the joint Israel-Egyptian armistice commission for investigation. A preliminary investigation established that his death was the result of an explosion of a hand grenade.

Israel soldiers who were killed and buried in Latrun and Kfar Etzion during the fighting last year will be exhumed and re-interred in Israel next month, according to a decision adopted by the subcommittee for prisoners of war and missing persons of the mixed Israel-Trans Jordan armistice commission.

The Israel Government, municipalities and private businesses have invested some 50,000,000 pounds ($150,000,000) in various industrial enterprises this year, Akiva Globman, member of the Histdrut executive, last night told a meeting of Mapai workers here.

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