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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/4770
16 March 1961

DOCUMENT S/4770


Letter dated 13 March 1961 from the Representative of the United Arab Republic addressed to the Secretary-General concerning a decision adopted on 7 March 1961 by the Egyptian-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission

[Original text:English]
[16 March 1961]

With reference to the decision adopted by the Egyptian-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission regarding the complaint No. E 7 61 submitted by the United Arab Republic, I have the honour, upon instructions from my Government, to request you to circulate the text of this decision to all members of the Security Council.

(Signed) Omar LOUTFI
Permanent Representative of the United Arab
Republic to the United Nations

DECISION ADOPTED ON 7 MARCH 1961 BY THE EGYPTIAN-ISRAEL MIXED ARMISTICE COMMISSION

The Egyptian-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission,
Having discussed Complaint E 7 61 of the United Arab Republic (Southern Region),

1. Finds that on 2 March 1961, at approximately 1000 hours (local time), two Israel aircraft crossed the international frontier and penetrated into United Arab Republic air space;

2. Finds further that these two aircraft, having spotted a flock of livestock inside United Arab Republic territory, had flown at a very low altitude and machine gunned the grazing animals, killing and wounding a few camels and donkeys;

3. Notes with regret the losses inflicted upon harmless Bedouins as a result of the Israel attack;

4. Decides that this hostile act is a serious violation of article II, paragraph 2, of the General Armistice Agreement;

5. Condemns Israel for such a hostile and inhuman action;

6. Reaffirms its previous resolutions calling upon the Israel authorities to strengthen orders for preventing the recurrence of such violations;

7. Calls upon Israel authorities to cease immediately and finally such hostile actions.


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