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British House of Lords Hears Proposal That UN Act to Halt Fatah Raids

March 29, 1968
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A proposal that the United Nations Security Council take further steps to prevent acts of provocation by Arab guerillas against Israel was made by Lord Rowley in the House of Lords after Lord Beswick, speaking for the Government, said it favored the introduction of U.N. observers along the Israel-Jordan demarcation line. Lord Beswick emphasized that the assignment of observers would be practicable only if they were accepted by both sides. Lord Grimston pointed out that the U.N. observers were pulled out of the Middle East by Secretary General U Thant just before last June’s Arab-Israel war and he did not think there was much use in putting them back.

Replying to questions, Lord Beswick said that the U.N. peace emissary, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, remained in contact with all parties and his invitation for them to meet on Cyprus was still open. In the Government’s opinion it would be desirable for all concerned to accept the invitation, he said.

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