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Israel Asks U. N. Body for Emergency Meeting on Jordanian Attacks

June 26, 1956
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Israel today asked the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission for an emergency meeting to discuss Jordanian attacks yesterday on Israeli personnel and property in the Kfar Saba area. Two Israelis were killed, one was wounded and a train and trucks were brought under fire in the incidents.

Announcing the Israel demand for a meeting, a Foreign Ministry spokesman noted that since April 26 when Jordan gave United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold its word to maintain the peace, Jordan has been condemned three times for violating the armistice pact. Four Israelis have died and six have been wounded in the attacks and raids which led to these condemnations, the spokesman added.

A Jordanian royal decree today made it unnecessary for Jordanians or Syrians to obtain passports for traveling between the two countries, except for Syrian Jews, it was reported today in a Jordan radio broadcast monitored here.

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