Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Israel and Jordan Commanders Resume Suspended Meetings

November 2, 1953
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The meetings of local commanders in the Israel-Jordan borders areas, which were halted after the Kibya incident, have been resumed along the entire length of the demarcation line.

Meanwhile, Jordan officials have defended the action of Arab Legion troops who last Thursday fired on an Israeli officer who entered no-man’s area near Budrus while en route to a meeting of local commanders. The officials insisted that the Jordan forces had not been given advance warning that the Israeli was coming.

An Israeli military spokesman reported that two attacks had taken place this week-end on Israel security forces on a road near the Lebanese frontier, within the space of 48 hours. One Israeli soldier was wounded in the first incident when snipers opened fire on an Israeli vehicle. There were no casualties in the second attack, Israeli authorities investigating the two incidents noted that the attacks cams immediately after truce supervision chief Maj. Gen. Vagn Bennike had reported to the United Nations Security Council that there was a comparatively quiet situation along the Lebanese-Israel border.

Recommended from JTA