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S/1284
11 March 1949

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


CABLEGRAM DATED 11 MARCH 1949 FROM THE ACTING MEDIATOR
TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL TRANSMITTING THE TEXT OF A GENERAL
CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND TRANSJORDAN


FOR PRESIDENT SECURITY COUNCIL:

I have the honour to inform the Security Council that on the morning of 11 March at Rhodes the Delegations representing the Governments of Israel and Transjordan in the current Armistice negotiations signed a General Cease-Fire Agreement applying to all sectors in which forces under the Israeli and Transjordan Command are opposed. The text of this Agreement is as follows:
ISRAELI TRANSJORDAN GENERAL CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT

We, the undersigned on behalf of our respective Governments do hereby agree that:
This General Cease-Fire Agreement shall be without prejudice to the rights, claims, interests and positions of either party signatory hereto as regards specific matters which may relate to the Armistice negotiations now in progress or to the ultimate peaceful settlement of all outstanding issues between the parties.

Done and signed in quadruplicate at Rhodes, Island of Rhodes, Greece, on the eleventh day of March, nineteen forty-nine, in the presence of the United Nations Acting Mediator on Palestine.


FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAELFOR THE GOVERNMENT OF TRANSJORDAN
(signed)Reuven Shiloh
Col. Moshe Dayan
(signed)Col. Ashed Sudki El Jundi
Col. Mohammed Bey Mouaita


In urging the parties to undertake voluntary cease-fire at this time, I expressed the hope that its scrupulous observance by both sides would serve to dissipate the tension which has recently developed in the Southern Negev.

The negotiations on the Armistice Agreement continue.

Ralph Bunche
Acting Mediator

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