The Syrians are attributing to Israel “precisely their own violations of the cease-fire and continuing aggression,” a spokesman for the Israel Mission said today. He made the statement in commenting on Syrian letters of March 27 and March 28 to Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. The spokesman added that “the very reports of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization observers which daily verify the unprovoked opening of fire by the Syrian army are cited by the Syrian letters as ‘proof’ of Israeli attacks.”
He said “the most convincing refutation” of such “falsehoods” was to be found in the daily communiques of the Syrian government and army spokesmen in Damascus “which confirm Syria’s opening of fire on Israeli military positions and civilian centers as well as on Syrian Druze villages in the area under Israeli control.” The spokesman said that the communiques “even reiterate Syria’s intention to persist in this campaign of aggression.”
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