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Department of Public Information (DPI)
28 October 1948
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York
Press Release PAL/360
28 October 1948
FOUR UN DECISIONS ON BREACHES OF TRUCE
(The following was received here at UN Headquarters from the
UN Press Officer in Haifa.)
The Chief of Staff of the United Nations Palestine Truce Supervision released today (28 October) four additional decisions number 28 to 31.
The most serious of the cases dealt with concerns an attack by Israeli forces, who on 30 September crossed the Yarmouk river to the south of Lake Tiberias, attacked an Arab Legion post at El Adasyia and an adjacent refugee camp with mortars and rifles and mined roads in that Arab-held area. A man, a woman and a boy were killed in the attack on the refugee camp.
The decision says that crossing the Yarmouk truce line, attacking the post and mining the roads were "most serious breaches of the truce," and added that the attack on the refugee camp constituted "a most flagrant breach of the truce."
Decisions 29 and 30 concern violation of no-man's-land in the Mishar-Yarden area, south of Lake Tiberias, by both parties. Decision 29 says that the Syrians committed a breach of the truce by fortifying positions there, and Decision 30 charges the Jews with committing a breach of the truce by concentrating an excess number of troops there and by attacking a Syrian position in no-man's-land.
Decision 28 says the Israelis committed "serious breaches of the truce" on 7 and 8 October by detaining United Nations observers in the Lake Tiberias area and by otherwise obstructing their movements and preventing them from carrying out missions.
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