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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
29 November 1949
UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York

Press Release PAL/539
29 November 1949

ISRAEL, JORDAN BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS ON SINGLE
DEMARCATION LINE FOR JERUSALEM


(The following has been received at UN Headquarters
from the UN Press Officer in Jerusalem.)


Discussion between Israel and the Hashemite Jordan Kingdom, aimed at establishing a single demarcation line between the two countries in Jerusalem, have begun in the Jordan-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission and in the Commission's Special Committee.

The purpose of these negotiations is to dissolve the still existing areas of no-man's-land in the Holy City and its environs.

At today's meeting, both parties received a proposal worked out by United Nations observers for an equitable partition of the area around Government House in which the United Nations Palestine Headquarters are located. The agreement that such a demarcation line should be proposed by United Nations observers had been reached by Israel and Jordan in a previous meeting of the Mixed Armistice Commission.

Both parties agreed today that they would submit the proposal to their respective governments for detailed study.

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