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March 30, 1973 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-03-30

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New Scandal Looming Over r Siniii Thefts in '67

JERUSALEM (JTA) —The
state controller's report
charging the theft of tens of
millions of dollars in equip-
ment and installatios from
the Sinai directly after the
1967 Six-Day War by both
private and government bbd-
ies will be published by the
Knesset Finance Committee
next month, it was an-
nounced.
The published report will,
however, omit two pages
which contain "a factual de-
scription of certain activities
of the military government."
The omission was request-
ed by State Atty. Gen. Meir
Shamgar on grounds that the
information was sensitive and
d harm Israel's foreign
tions.
sclosure of the thefts in
an official state report had
the makings of the second
major scandal in less than
12 months involving govern-
ment agencies in the Sinai.
Israel was rocked last May
by charges of bribery, theft
and mismanagement lodged
against the management of
Netivei Neft, a government-
owned oil drilling firm, oper-

ating Egyptian wells in Sinai.
Shamgar and Finance
Committee Chairman Yisrael
Kargman stressed that "the
sections of the report dealing
with thefts will all be pub-
lished4Z,
Inform sources hers said
that it could be deduced from
what is known to have oc-
curred in the Sinai immedi-
ately after the Six-Day War
that the two classified pages

probably describe how gov-
ernment authorities responsi-
ble for Sinai permitted the
removal of millions of dol-
lars in equipment by state
corporations.
That section of the control-
ler's report reportedly
charges the authorities with
failure to guard the equip-
ment or to investigate the
thefts after they occurred.
According to va rious

Six Arab•ewish Spy Ring
Members Sentenced in Haifa

sources, equipment and in-
stallations belonging . to Egyp-
tian and foreign companies
engaged in oil drilling in
Sinai were removed by both
government agencies and pri-
vate contractors engaged by
the government in contra-
vention of international con-
ventions signed by Israel.
The report states that in
Abu Zneima, a former Egyp-
tian industrial center and
port, property estimated at
$9,000,000 simply vanished. In
other places such as the
manganese quarries at UM
Bugama and the coal pit at
Djabel Maareh, equipment
valued at millions of dollars
disappeared.
During the period covered
by the report, no control had
been established by the Is-
raeli authorities in these
places and the jurisdiction
was not yet clear. The prop-
erty vanished during the
several weeks before the
matter of jurisdiction was
settled.

Friilay, March 30,' 1973-17

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -

Catskills Celebrate 100 Years of Tourism
MONTICELLO, N. Y. — vate recreational facilities.
Milton Levine, chairman
Sullivan County's Catskills
will celebrate 100 years of of the county's board of
supervisors, said the resort
tourism this summer.
area, began attracting num-
In 11873, the New York bers 'of vacationers in . July
and Oswego Midland Rail- 1873, when the last spike of
road opened up the interior the railroad was driven in
of the region for the first the tracks on the Westfield
time. Today the county, 90 Flats near 'Roscoe, in the
miles northwest of New York northwest corner of the
City, boasts some of the county.
world's largest luxury hotels
and extensive state and pri- Classifieds Get Quick Results

ISRAEL'S

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TEL AVIV (JTA) — Pris- ade incidents in the Khan
on terms ranging from two to Yunis area including one
17 years were imposed on thrown into the UNRWA of-
six convicted members of a fices there in November 1971.
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