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Armistice Commission Cites Israel, Jordan for Border Violations

October 5, 1951
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The Israeli-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission today condemned both the Israelis and the Jordanians for recent border violations in the Negev area near Sodom.

Col. Bennet de Ridder, U.N. chairman, sided with each delegation against the other party in two separate resolutions. He termed an attack on five Israeli soldiers in the area last month a “flagrant violation” of the armistice pact and ordered Jordan to “take immediate measures” to prevent further aggression.

On the Jordan complaint that Israel forces, in a retaliatory raid following the earlier attack, had entered the village of Safi in Jordan territory and had blown up two houses and killed two Arabs, Col. de Ridder declared that while there is no direct evidence that the Safi attack was carried out by Israelis, “there is little doubt that the forces had to come from Israel.”

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