UNITED NATIONS: Death on Mount Scopus

At his command post on Jerusalem's anciently named Hill of Evil Counsel, Major General Carlsson von Horn, Swedish chief of staff of the U.N. Palestine Truce Supervision Organization, had just spread a luncheon napkin across his knees when the walkie-talkie telephone began to grunt and gasp. An aide picked it up and took the message: Israelis and Jordanians were shooting at each other in the demilitarized zone on Mount Scopus behind the Mount of Olives.

The general ordered Lieut. Colonel George Flint, Canadian chairman of the Israeli-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission, to go to the spot, bring about a cease-fire and...

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