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June 23, 1967 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-06-23

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Eban Alone Defends Israel's Role Status

(Continued from Page 8)
Brenda, chairman and Heinz West-
phal, vice chairman of the society.
Many other forms of aid from
West Germany have been given to
Israel. The envoy and Brenda
disclosed that some 2,000 young
Germans had registered for work
in Israel.

Huge Quantities of Weapons

Found by Israelis
in Secret Syrian Depots
JERUSALEM(JTA) — Israeli
officials reported that the southern
slopes of the Mount Hermon in oc-
cupied Syrian territory were found
to contain secret arms and muni-
tions stores. The hidden munitions
cache appeared to contain huge
quantities of various types of wea-
pons and ammunition.
Many Arab inhabitants of the
area who fled during the hostili-
ties on the final day of the war
last week were returning to their
homes where, as in Kuneitra,
water, electricity and food supplies
had been restored to normal by
Israeli military officials. Many
hungry Syrian soldiers were sur-
rendering to Israelis.
Special squads of the Israeli en-
gineering corps were assigned to
the task of salvaging the many
tanks, artillery pieces and other
Syrian armored pieces abandoned
by the Syrians in their retreat.
Many Russian-built T-34 tanks
were captured intact, some with
their engines still running. They
were seized before they could be
ordered into action.
Israeli officials disclosed that
they had found large quantities
of Chinese-made weapons buried
in orange groves in the Gaza Strip.
The arms included bazookas. ma-
chine guns and anti-tank rifles.
Israel's Conquest Poses
Serious New Economic
Problems for Govertment
TEL AVIV (JTA) — The con-
quest of al! the Jordanian-held ter-
ritory west of the Jordan and of
the Gaza Stvip posed serious new
economic problems for Israel.
Neither the former Jordanian
areas nor the barren Gaza Strip
are economically viable entities.
There are about 400,000 inhabi-
tants in the narrow Gaza Strip.
There is no industry there and the
only commercial crop is a low-
grade citrus which cannot he ex-
ported to Europe and previously
found its only market in Egypt.
The West Bank area has an Arab
population of about a million. It
is an agricultural area with no
surpluses for export and little in-
dustry. A continued interruption
with the East Bank—Jordan pro-
per—might cause further unem-
ployment. The only possible sources
of income are the new tourist re-
gions such as Bethlehem and the
Old City of Jerusalem where the
Jewish holy places are now open
to Jewish tourists.
As a result of its conquests. Is-
rael now has the responsibility of
1,500,000 Arabs.
feeding some
There are estimates here today that
Israel would have to allocate be-
tween $15-20.000,000 a year for
the new territories.
(At the NATO meeting of for-
eign ministers in Luxemburg last
week, U. S. Secretary of State
Dean Rusk emphasized that Israel
had the right to he recognized as
n independent state and to make
its existence secure. He warned

that no nation, including the great serve the Shavuot festival to-
powers, could order either the gether at their holy place of Mount
Arabs or Israel to do anything Gerizin in the territory west of the
for a lasting peace.)
Jordan River now occupied by Is-
rael. Some 60 of the Samaritans
Syrians Launch Attack on
had lived in Israel.
Israeli Troops; Are Repulsed
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Syrian
An order was issued to all Is-
armored forces launched an attack raeli units in the Sinai Peninsula
against Israeli troops Sunday to give immediate aid to any
at Kuneitra, a Syrian position oc- Egyptian soldiers, found in the
cupied last week by Israel prior to Peninsula. who offered no resist-
the cease-fire arrangement voted ance, in a massive Israeli effort to
by the UN Security Council. Israel, save the estimated 10,000 Egyptian
however, drove off the attacking troops who wandered in the burn-
S y rians. The Syrian effort was the ing desert without water. The
first violation of the UN cease-fire Egyptians were placed on trucks
resolution.
bound for the Suez Canal zone,
given water and left to make their
The head of the Samaritans,
way hack to Egypt.
the descendants of the ancient
Under other orders, special Is-
Palestinian sect which had fol-
lowed variations of certain por-
raeli units hunted through the
tions of the Biblical practice of desert in a collection of huge quan-
Judaism, entered Israel to meet tities of discarded Egyptian equip-
with members of his sect for ment. including arms, ammunition
the first time since the establish. and fuel discarded by the routed
ment of the Jewish State. He
Egyptian troops. A spokesman said
was accompanied by the cantor
that captured Egyptian supplies
of the Samaritans.
and some of the equipment seized
The Samaritans expressed their from the Jordanians had already
been
phased into Israeli armored
appreciation to the Israeli authori-
ties over the fact that the 300 units, including American Patton
M-48
tanks supplied to Jordan.
members of the sect, who are not
considered Jews, were able to ob-
(Baron Edmund De Rothschild,

Friday, June 23, 1967 - 9

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