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June 30, 1967 - Image 10

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Israel, Red Cross Cooperate on Prisoners' Exchange

i Arab inhabitants to leave the west
(Continued from Page 1)
-Chairman Kosygin, despite the hank area and cross the Jordan
opportunity offered to him by into the kingdom. Ile asserted that
questioners. failed to say a single the Israelis "do not discourage
viord in favor of peace between . the people from leaving, but we
the Arab states and Israel, or in do not encourage it either." An
favor of the abandonment of belli- estimated 100.000 of the more than
gerent practices in the Middle 1.000,000 Arabs in the area have
East." . left Israeli-controlled territory.
Ole said that Israel was currently
Egyptian Magazine
considering requests that it permit
the reunification on Israeli-held
Advises Realistic
, territory of families separated by
Attitude on Israel
the war, enabling family members
A new note was struck Tuesday : now on the cast bank of the Jor-
when an Egyptian periodical, with- clan to join their relatives on the
out mentioning Nasser's name, cri- ! Israeli-held west bank.
ticized t'Ali policies. Ahmed Baha 1 The defense minister praised
Eddin. in a signed editorial in the the United Nations Relief and
Cairo magazine Al Mussawar, said: Works Agency for Palestine ref-
- There is nobody in the whole ugees, saying it was doing "an
world. fidends, enemies and neut- excellent job" in aiding the refu-
rals. who would agree to the 'des-1 gees, and noted that it was ready
truction of Israel since they all to help the inhabitants of the
understand the issue in the wrong badly-damaged town of Kalkilya,
hist-trical context." he wrote. "Ye t 1 in the old "bloody triangle," dur-
we raise the slogan (of destroying ing the transition period while
Israeli. We talk of the destruction 1 their homes were being rebuilt
of Israel as if it could happen to- and they could harvest their crops.
Ile said life on the west bank
morrow."
This is the first time that an i would go back to normal starting
Arab conceded that Israel can not with the towns.
be destroyed.
Eshkol Sees Direct Arab-Israel

ter prospects for peace, after Is-
rael's victory in the war, than
ever before.
The premier declared that the
Soviet Union was trying to turn
the clock back by giving un-
limited diplomatic support to the
Arab rulers and by re-supplying
Egypt with weapons.
Gen Dayan declared that neither
Israeli aircraft nor ground artil-
lery bombed civilians in Cairo,
Damascus or Old Jerusalem, nor
any other Arab town. He added
it could easily have been done.
He said that in Hebron, there was
not a single civilian casualty and
that in Jenin, where Israeli and
Jordanian troops fought in the
streets, only two civilians were
hurt.
The Israeli Cabinet decided on
June 20, after nearly a day of
continuous sessions, that Israel
will not advance any proposals
for settlement of the Arab-Israeli
situation at the present emergency
session of the United Nations
General Assembly.

Daylight Curfew
Lifted in Gaza

Talks as Only Solution
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime
GAZA (JTA) — Thousands of Minister Levi Eshkol told the Is-
rael Cabinet Sunday that direct
members of the Palestine Libera-1 peace negotiations with the neigh-
tion Organization, whose open boring countries offered the only
leader had been Ahmed Shukairy, solution to the present crisis. He
are still at large here, many of said that, with peace and coopera-
them having shed their uniforms, lion among the nations of the
hidden their arms, and taken ref- area, there would be the oppor-
uge among the civilian popula- tunity for both international and
tion and in United Nations camps regional solutions to the problem
of Arab refugees, Brig. Gen. Moshe of the refugees from Israel's War
Goren. military governor of the of Independence.
Gaza Strip. declared here.
The prime minister's statements
Israeli security forces search- came in the course of a Cabinet
ing Arab homes here have, thus discussion on developments dur-
far, found thousands of rifles, ing the current emergency session
Gen. Goren said Local mayors of the United Nations General
and village chiefs, he stated, have lissembly. Eshkol informed his
also turned over to the Israeli ' colleagues that life on the west
forces many light weapons. But bank of the Jordan — the Pales-
arms are still being found by the tine area occupied by Israeli
Israeli patrols in private homes, forces in the fighting against Jon
in various Arab institutions, or clan — was returning to normal
hidden in orange groves and with unprecedented speed. He re-
c.ched in the fields.
iterated Israel's readiness to main-
Meanwhile, however. life con- lain access for all to the holy
filmes to be normal throughout places and to safeguard their
the Gaza Strip. In Gaza itself, the character.
curfew was lifted Sunday for the
Gen. Moshe Dayan, the defense
daylight hours, civilians being al minister, reported to the Cabinet
lowed to circulate freely after 5 on proposals for speeding up the
a.m. Publictransportation has return to normal civilian life in
also been resumed, and gasoline theIsraeli-held territories. The
is being sold at service stations at specific plans were not disclosed
prices prevailing in Israel. Pri- . publicly. but it was learned that
vale owners of automobiles are they include freedom of move-
being allowed to drive their own ment in part of the area, includ-
cars.
ing most of the holy places, and
Most of the hospitals in the area further relaxation of the curfew
are functioning normally, although' in the remaining territory. The
to majority of Arab doctors have Cabinet approved a series of steps
fled. Schools have been reopened. proposed by Gen. Dayan which
The Gaza police force was re- will be put into effect tomorrow.
established Sunday. Under two
The flag of the Jerusalem
local Arab polio officers, t he
was r a i s e d by
• policemen are on duty in the
local
Mayor Theodore Kollek June 21
city of Gaza.
over the former Municipality

While some members of the
Cabinet were of the belief that
Israel should submit proposals
for a settlement to the assembly,
the concensus, arrived at during
a session which adjourned short-
ly before midnight, was that it
was the turn of the Arabs to
talk. The majority viewpoint,
the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
learned, was that all Israel
should do in the UN is to ex-
plain that it had been pushed
into war and to reiterate that
Israel would never return to the
conditions prevailing before June
5.
The Cabinet also decided that

Jerusalem, to the repair of war
damages and to making up the
production lost during the period
of hostilities when such a great
proportion of Israel's manpower
was mobilized for military service.
While American newsmen this
week complained about the rigidity
of Israel's censorship, the Over-
seas Press Club of America sent
a strong protest to Nasser against
the expulsion from Egypt of 21
American correspondents.
(The toll of war correspondents

was a heavy one during the short
war. Among the three correspon-
dents who had lost their lives in
action at the end of a week were
Life Magazine Photographer Paul
Schutzer, 36, a Brooklyn-born Jew;

and Israeli free-lance cameraman
Ben Oyserman, 54. Schutzer had
personally pleaded with Defense
Minister Dayan to let him join the
front-line assault on the Gaza Strip;
a day after his wish was granted,
he was killed on the half-track per-
sonnel carrier hit by an Egyptian
anti-tank shell.
Hussein Addresses Assembly;
Eban Presents 'Agenda for Peace'

all Christian holy places in Jeru
salem will be open to all Chris-
tians on Sundays and that Mos-
lem shrines would be open to all
Moslems every Friday, the Mos-
lem Sabbath. Residents of the Old
City of Jerusalem, however, can
visit the holy places any weekday.
Under the Jordanian rule, only
Jordanians were permitted to visit
the holy places. Moslems from Is-
rael were even barred from the
Mosque of Omar and Christians
were permitted to enter the city
only once a year.
Officially joined with the New
City, the Old City of Jerusalem
became a part of the unified Holy
City, and a census was taken on
Monday of the Arab population in
the redeemed portion.

Speaking to Parliament on his
return from the United States and
introducing a bill empowering the

Vatican renewed the plea for the
city's internationalization, seeking
to prevent Israel's rule there.
(President Johnson had met with
King Hussein of Jordan on
Wednesday and reports indicate
that they may have disagreed on
factors involved in seeking peace
in the Middle East.)
Eshkol said that the situation

duty should be to strengthen Is-
rael's industry by lending it the

technical knowhow so many Jews
had acquired in various areas.
The fourth duty, he said, should
be immigration.
Sapir said a new era of greatly
augmented production for export
was ahead of Israel now. He de-
clared that priority had to be given
in the Middle East presented bet- to the development of a reunited

• et)ea

Phone UN 4 2767

full settlement of all the problems
arising from this month's Arab-
Israeli war, including the status of
the holy places in Jerusalem.
Eban addressed the assembly
after it had heard Jordan's King
(Continued on Page 11)

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Echaim

Finance Minister Pintas Sapir
of Israel called on Jews through-
out the world to implement a
four-point program of aid to
the Jewish State to assist it to
make good the enormous losses
it incurred as a result of the
national mobilization for the
war effort and the cost of the
war itself.

government to use the income
Building in Old Jerusalem which from special loans and taxes for
Israel and Jordan
thus symbolically — if not yet defense purposes, Sapir outlined
Reached Agreement
officially — became once again the program which he said the
Jews of the world should shoulder.
part of Israel's capital.
on POW Exchange
The first charge on the Jews of
(While Israel was coordinating
TEI. AVIV (JTA) — Defense
the world, he said, should be to
all
municipal
services
in
the
uni-
Minister Moshe Dayan disclosed
increase
markets everywhere for
Sunday night that Israel and Jor- fied city of Jerusalem, a group of the products of Israel. The sec-
dan had agreed to an "all for all" nations at the UN were planning
ond charge should be to increase
exchange of prisoners of war. The resolutions aimed at curbing Is- investment in Israel. The third
rael's tasks of unification. The

agreement was negotiated through
the International Red Cross, with
Gen. Dayan signing one form for
Israel and the Jordanian Premier
signing a second form for Jordan.
Under the agreement, Israel re-
turned 425 captured Jordanian
soldiers—including 17 officers—
Gen. Dayan said, and Jordan hand-
ed over two Israeli pilots.
Gen. Dayan denied in a press
conference that Israel was forcing

—Israel's Foreign Minister Abba
Eban spelled out Monday, before
the emergency special session of
the General Assembly, an "agen-
da for peace" which looked toward

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