MIDDLE EAST: Gathering Clouds

Along the jagged, lawless Arab-Israeli frontier, the political gang war went on in rising fury. In Jordan, Arabs buried their dead—66 men. women & children massacred by Israeli troops in the attack on Kibya (TIME, Oct. 26). Barely had the funeral chant of the priests died away when explosives again jolted the Holy Land. This time the harried U.N. Mixed Armistice Commission found Jordan guilty of an "extremely serious violation of the armistice": blasting an Israeli freight train off the tracks.

In Amman. Jordan's capital, roaming mobs stoned the French embassy and...

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