International: Two Rusty Pistols

Arabs and Frenchmen in the Levant were on edge. At a soccer game in Hama an Arab crowd began yelling "Pas de goal" ("Block that kick"). Sensitive Frenchmen thought they heard "A has De Gaulle" ("Down with De Gaulle"). That did it. Rioting spread from Hama to Horns and then to Damascus. The wild Djebel Druse country rose. Last week the trouble between Arabs and Frenchmen in the Levant (TIME, June 4) suddenly became the world's trouble.

Death in Damascus. In all of Syria and Lebanon, the French had only five or six battalions...

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