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Hammarskjold Asks Israel, Egypt to Protect U.N. Personnel

March 7, 1955
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Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold has requested Israel and Egyptian authorities to take steps to protect United Nations personnel in troubled border areas. The messages were sent to Premier Moshe Sharett of Israel and Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi of Egypt on March 1 and were revealed here this week-end.

(Reports reaching here from Gaza this week-end said that the families of United Nations personnel in that area had been evacuated in view of continued demonstrations by Arab refugees. The refugees have been attacking UN personnel and stores, including food stores destined for their own use, since immediately following the Gaza incident last week.)

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