Egyptian Attacks on Suez Part of 'Liberation Plan'
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' nonproliferation treaty and Israel
Palace in Cairo, with Clifton Dan .! had not — he voiced an implied
iel, New York Times managing threat to his foes, saying, "We
editor, as interviewer.
I have to try to work in the same
• Nasser appeared relaxed during fields as the Israelis."
the interview, his first for foreign ! Despite its arms aid stemming
consumption since the 1967 war, from 1955, assistance for building
which was seen on New York City's the Aswan high dam, and addi-
tional economic and agricultural
Asked about King Hussein's support, the Soviet Union does not
six-point peace plan which the have strong influence in Egypt,
Jordanian monarch said he had I Nasser seemed to say.
He also denied that the remain-
presented with Col. Nasser's per-
sonal authority, the Egyptian- ! ing Jews in his country, which he
at 5.000. were mis-
president said the press was in-
correct in characterizing it as a treated. There were about 80 Jews
of those arrested after the 1967
The only basis for a settlement war still tinder detention, he said.
of the Mid-East dispute, he declar-
ed, was the Security Council 1967
resolution. As for King Hussein's
proposal to give Israel shipping
rights in the Suez Canal, Nasser
said, Israel could use the water-
way if peace was established.
In his view, peace could follow
only from Israeli willingness to
implement all points of the resolu-
tion, including withdrawal from oc-
cupied territories and a solution of
the Arab refugee problem that
would permit them to return to
their former homes.
The Egyptian president stressed
that peace must be reached
through the intervention of the
Military sources denied that
Egyptian commandos entered or
held any Israeli positions in the
first commando raid which took
place Saturday evening opposite
Ismailia at the midpoint of the
canal. They said the raids, by
small groups of specially trained
commandos, represented a new
Egyptian policy of harassment
because constant artillery barrages
The Cairo newspaper Al Ahram
said Egyptian commandos had
launched "numerous raids" across
"spring offensive" on Yom Haatz-
maut, little more than a month
short of the second anniversary
of the Six-Day War.
Terrorists have been making des-
perate attempts to infiltrate Israeli
territory in the past few day and
have been trying to persuade local
Arabs to join them in sabotage. ,
But one local Arab whom they re- i
cruited to transport guns turned
informer and led Israeli forces to
the arms cache. Several score i
the canal to avenge the death of Arabs were arrested in what was
Gen. Abdel Moneim Riad, Egypt's described as one of the largest
army chief of staff who was killed anti-terrorist operations on the
Israeli security forces rounded
killed and 20 wounded in the up an El Fatah gang operating out
the West Bank town of Nablus
ment, Nasser said that if the Pales- south.)
Sunday and seized an arsenal
tinians returned home and if there
An Israeli pilot. Capt. Naftali
according to one Israeli of-
was peace, "we should not worry" Porat, was killed when his plane
ficer, was sufficient to arm a reg-
about the commandos.
was hit by ground fire and ex-
Nasser made the following ploded in mid-air during the iment. The round-up was one of a
series of measures taken to fore-
assault on the radar posts. The stall threatened terrorist attacks
1. Egypt will not sit at a negotia-
Mazar post was said to be 15 during Israel's Independence Day
ting table with Israel so long as it
miles from the cease-fire line
occupies arab territories, because
and 10 miles south of Karak vil-
it would be a "table of capitula- lage; the other one was 15
tion," since Israel would be in a
miles north of Maan, a road
position to . dictate terms.
junction some 35 miles from
2. It is not impossible fox' the
Israel's Negev border.
Arabs and Jews to sit down toget-
The early-warning system posts
her at the same table since they were set up to replace Egyptian
north and that ft% e soldiers were
leader and a minister-without
portfolio in the coalition govern-
ment, warned that Israel must
take seriously the threats of
Egyptian President Nasser to
In Egypt's shelling along the
Suez Canal near Port Tewfik and
in the Dweir Suwer area a United
Nations observers' car on the east
bank of the canal was hit and
burst into flame. Egyptian artil-
lery shelled Israeli positions April
16 between Pork Tewfik and the
Bitter Lakes. Israeli gunners did
not return the fire.
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel air recently during an artillery duel West Bank.
force jets destroyed two Egyptian with Israeli forces. A spokesman
The Herut Party Council called
manned radar tracking stations here said that Egyptian commando
deep inside Southern Jordan Tues- raids have been on a small scale on the government to apply Is-
raeli law to the occupied terri-
day and also blasted guerrilla and have achieved little or nothing.
tories and to increase Jewish
bases near Irbid and Ajloun op-
(In Lebanon, there was rioting
settlement in those regions —
posite the Beisan Valley.
on Wednesday when the army, on
moves frequently proposed by
Officers at one of the radar the government's orders, sought to
Minister Moshe Dayan
bases disputed the Israeli claim restrain demonstrators in support
opposed by other government
that the post. near Mazar, was of El Fatah who were demanding
leaders. Menahem Begin, Herut
knocked out. It was reported that military action against Israel. In
the other post at Gebel Guwaissat Beirut and Sidon it was reported
that at least 10 people were killed.
The Israel government claimed An indefinite curfew was imposed
that the attack had destroyed the by the army).
Four Arab saboteurs were
installations which were sending
killed in a clash with an Israeli
to Cairo monitored information on
Israeli flights southward from Tel patrol near Umm Sidra Pass in
the Jordan Valley Monday. The
United Nations, and if there was to Aviv to the Suez Canal.
be a guarantee of any settlement,
In another operation. Israeli gang was wiped out when they
he would prefer that it come under planes also raided Arab comman- refused orders to surrender and
continued shooting from a hide-
Security Council auspices.
do bases where there were "con-
If UN forces were to be an ele- centrations of saboteurs" in north- out in a cave, a military spokes.
man reported. He said the en-
ment of the guarantee, he said, west Jordan near Irbid and Aija-
counter brought to nine the num-
they would have to be located along , lun. (In a letter to the United
of saboteurs killed near the
the borders and their presence Nations Security Council. Jordan's
must depend upon Egyptian and Is- Ambassador Mohammed H. el- Jordan River in the past few
There were no Israeli
Farra claimed that five civilians
When asked about the intransi- were killed and 10 wounded in the
gent refusal of Palestinian libera-
tion groups to accept any settle-
celebrations. El Fatah had an-
nounced that it would launch a
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did so in 1949 under the aegis of radar installations in the Sinai
the then UN peace maker, Dr. which were over-run by Israeli
troops in the June 1967 war. They
3. There can be no separate were under the Egyptian Air
Egypt-Israel or Jordan-Israel set-
tlement since unilateral arrange-
ments would leave Israel in con-
trol of certain occupied territories.
4. Demilitarization of the Sinai
is unacceptable because it would
enable Israel, if it decided to move
militarily, to be in Cairo in a dozen
5. He opposed adjustments of
borders which have existed for
6. Unification of Jerusalem under
Israeli administration, with spec-
ial privileges for Moslems, is not
acceptable. A unified city needs
"self determination" and the Arab
minority in East Jerusalem would
be submerged by the Jewish major-
ity under unification.
7. He would like to renew dip-
lomatic relations with the U.S.
but wants a change in the tradi-
tional American pro-Israeli policy
which would be more "just" and
"fair" from the Egyptian point of
view. In this connection he was
hopeful for a new approach by
the Nixon administration and, he
implied, satisfication that the Ros-
tow brothers (Walt and Eugene)
who were President Johnson's ad-
visers, were no longer on the
scene, along with Arthur J. Gold-
berg, whom he called more repre-
sentative of Israeli interests at the
UN than the Israelis.
Col. Nasser said that if Israel
developed an atomic bomb, "we
could also develop one" although
it would be expensive. His country,
he said, has technicians who could
do the job. While noting that his
government had signed the nuclear
Force's command A senior Israeli
officer said after the air strikes
that Israel was capable of frus-
trating any Egyptian efforts to
drive its forces out of the Sinai.
He said that a drive onto the pen-
insula was the principle aim of
the stepped-up Egyptian attacks
in the Suez zone. The air attack,
he said was one of the options
used to reply to the Suez artillery
Israel said that guerrilla bases
around Irbid were responsible for
the recent raids on Israeli settle-
ments in the Golan Heights.
In Cairo, a military communi-
que said that Egypt sent com-
mando patrols across the Suez
Canal for the third consecutive
night on Monday and that five Is-
raelis were killed. The comman-
dos, Cairo radio said, were opera-
ting all along the canal.
Israeli forces along the Suez
Canal repulsed an Egyptian com-
mando raid early Monday morn-
ing, the second in 24 hours.
A military spokesman an-
nounced that two Israeli soldiers
were killed and two were wound-
ed in Monday's artillery clashes
with Jordanians in which Iraqi
gunners may also have partici-
pated. An Israeli soldier was
wounded by an Egyptian sniper
on the Suez Canal near Kantara.
Jordanian and guerrilla forces
aimed mortar, machinegun and
artillery fire at Ashdod Yaacov,
Hamadya, Neve Urr, Bet Yosef
and other Beisan settlements.
There were no casualties among
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