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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-12-27

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REMEDIAL Reading Specialist. In-
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were released by Syria. One
Israeli, according to the freed
prisoners, had been executed
by the Syrians.. and another
Israeli was reported to have
committed suicide while being
held by the Syrians. Some of
those who came back reported
they had been badly, inhuman-
ly treated.
The prisoner exchange took
place at 11:30 Saturday morn-
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servers, the 11 Israeli and
the 18 Syrians crossed over
the bridge in single file. In-
cluded among the returned
Israeli were three—two girls
and a man — who were ab-
ducted by the Syrians last
July when a boat in which
they were riding on Lake
Tiberias foundered. That
boat had contained also three
Belgian nationals. The Syri-
ans released the Belgians in
a few days, but held on to
the Israelis.

The prisoner exchange fol-
lowed long, drawn-out negotia-
tions, carried on by the United
Nations Truce Supervision Or-
ganization and by the Israel
delegation at the United Na-
tions. Last &ugust, when the
UN Security Council consid-
ered Israel's complaint against
Syria, whose soldiers had mur-
dered two young Israeli farm-
ers at Almagor, Gen. Odd Bull,
then chief of staff of the
UNTSO, had proposed that
both countries exchange pris-
oners as a step toward easing
of tensions. Later, the presi-
dent of the Security Council
and UN Secretary-General U
Thant voiced similar appeals.
The Israeli delegation at the
United Nations has been press-
ing for completion of this ex-
change for months, many con-
ferences having been held on
this issue between Michael S.
Comay, Israel'• permanent rep-
resentative at the UN, with
Thant and with Dr. Ralph J.
Bunche said: "We are very

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happy that the exchange took
place.)

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel's
Foreign Minister, reported
on the prisoner exchange to
the cabinet, and voiced high
praise for the "special ef-
forts" to bring about the ex-
change made by Thant and
Dr. Bunche. Previously, the
Foreign Ministry also
thanked Col. Wilkinson, the
chairman of the Israeli-
Syrian Mixed Armistice
Commision, for his participa-
tion in the long negotiations.

The returned , prisoners,
when interrogated prior to re-
joining their families, com-
plained of cruel treatment in
Syria during their imprison-
ment there. One of them said
that he would go on a hunger
strike until assured that the
Syrian atrocities would be in-
vestigated by the Unied Na-
tions. Medical examinations of
the prisoners indicated that
some of them may have to be
sent to mental institutions and
that they may have to be con-
fined to mental hospitals for
the rest of their lives.
Itzhak Maralel, one of the
freed prisoners, described some
of the Syrian atrocities. He said
prisoners were subjected to
electric shock treatment, being
badly burned in the process.
Some Israelis, he said, were
forced to crouch inside an
automobile tire which was
wheeled around the prison
court-yard. Another was placed
in a cell containing hungry
dogs.

The ex-prisoners named
the Israeli who had been
murdered by the Syrians as
Maurice Hanak, whom the Sy-
rians had accused of "se-
curity crimes." They said
another Israeli, Joseph
Shmesh, had attempted sui-
cide several times but was
saved by fellow - prisoners.
Menachem Menache, another
Israeli, captured in 1948, re-
portedly died of hunger and
torture in prison.

One of the returnees Avra-
ham Daskal, captured 12 years
ago, is on the verge of a mental
breakdown. Two of the former
prisoners were in such a state
of shock that they could not
even give their own names.
United Nations observers
watching the exchange said of
the Israeli returnees: "We
never saw such a broken group
of people."

Israel took steps in several
ways to seek the liberation of
more Israelis held in Syrian
prisons and to obtaiin objec-
tive, international investiga-
tions into the manner in

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which Israelis freed by the
had been
tortured.

Syrians Saturday

Israel requested the military
observers of the United Nations
Truce Supervision Organization
to check the reports received
from the Israeli returnees that
at least four more Israelis are
in Syrian jails now. At the same
time steps were being prepared
to lodge a similar request with
U Thant at UN headquarters
in New York. One of the Israeli
returnees provided the names
of four Israelis still being held
by the Damascus authorities.
Israel requested the Interna-
tional Red Cross to probe into
the manner in which Syria had
mistreated those who were
freed. Seven of the 11 returnees
have been shown, as a result of
medical examinations and in-
terrogations, to be "grave men-
tal cases," government circles
said, All seven of these men, it
was said, had been in Syrian
hospitals prior to their release.
The Red Cross was requested
to send qualified medical per-
sonnel here immediately to
examine the returnees. Israel
informed the Red Cross head-
quarters at Geneva that the
Israelis had been subjected to
"most inhuman" treatment and
to torture.

* * *
GENEVA, (JTA) — Moshe
Bartur, Israel's permanent rep-
resentative at the European

headquarters of the United Na-
requested the Interna-
tional Red Cross Committee
here to send to Israel imme-
diately a team of qualified med-
ical personnel to investigate
the mental and physical condi-
tions of the 11 Israelis released
from Syrian prisons Saturday.
According to the Israeli re-
quest, such medical examina-
tions are necessary at once,
since, the Israelis had been

tions,

subjected to extraordinarily
cruel treatment while in Syrian
hands. Israel's request is ex-
pected to be complied with by
the International Red Cross
here.
(At the UN, Michael S. Comay,
Israel's permanent representa-
tive, sent a letter to Secretary-
General U Thant, informing

him of the request to the In-
ternational Red Cross. Comay
quoted Mrs. Gold Meir, Israel's
Foreign Minister, as declaring
that eight of the 11 Israelis
returned in the prisoner ex-
change had "suffered physical
distress and mental and emo-
tional disorder as a result of
the inhuman conditions under
which they had been kept (in
Syria) and the torture and
abuse to which they had been
subjected.")

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29-THE DETROIT JEWISH NWS—Friday, Decemb er 27, 1963

Syria, Israel Exchange Prisoners; Seek Investigation of Atrocities

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