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Dayan Again Warns Arab Countries to Halt Terrorist Incursions

May 29, 1968
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Defense Minister Moshe Dayan warned in a radio interview here last night that the continued support by the Arab states of terrorist incursions against Israel “is a matter of very serious political consequence to us and we cannot let them get away with it.” Gen. Dayan’s remarks were broadcast over the Armed Forces radio and published in the Army weekly magazine, “Bamachaneh” on the first anniversary of the Six-Day War.

Gen. Dayan said it was an intolerable situation that states which signed a cease-fire agreement with Israel should at the same time conduct hostile activities against Israel, either directly from their own territory, as Jordan is doing, or indirectly as Syria and Egypt do. “If Jordan and Egypt want war, they are welcome to it, but then there can be no cease-fire,” he said. He added that if a new war broke out, he did not have the slightest doubt that “we shall not only defeat them but we shall smite hip and thigh, together or separately, every single country that wages a war of terror against us.”

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