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Accord Reported Near in Israel-syrian Dispute on Huleh

September 18, 1951
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Israel and Syria are nearing agreement over the Huleh dispute, and the outstanding points at issue are expected to be resolved in the immediate future, authoritative sources reported today. United Nations truce chief Lt. Gen. William E. Riley is consulting with Arab leaders in Damascus and is expected to return here soon with their final approval.

It is expected that the pact will include Syrian agreement to evacuate military positions inside the demilitarized area and Israel’s agreement to admit some 150 former Arab residents of the area who fled during the hostilities and to remove police units from part of the region. In addition, Israel wants the Israeli-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission to condemn the Syrian attacks officially. While Gen. Riley agrees to this point, he suggests that his personal condemnation of the Syrian action would be sufficient, while the Israelis insist on Commission action.

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