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Jordan Censured by Mixed Armistice Commission for Ambush in Israel

July 16, 1956
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The Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission censured Jordan today for an ambush last week by Jordanian infiltrators along the road from Eilath to Beersheba. Two Israeli civilians were killed in the ambush.

The MAC called upon Jordan to adopt immediate and effective measures to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents. The commission established that the ambush corresponded to the pattern of attacks on Israel lines of communication conducted from Jordan territory, and that there was no doubt that the infiltrators who carried out the ambush came from Jordan territory.

In its resolution today, the MAC warned Jordan to take into consideration its continuous exhortations to terminate the repeated incursions into Israel territory. The Jordanian representatives withdrew from today’s meeting of the Commission in protest against an earlier censure by that body.

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