Foreign News: Wedding at Beit Safafa

The chief point of interest in the village of Beit Safafa, in the bare hills of Jerusalem, is the 2-ft.-high coil of barbed wire snaking down the middle of its main street. On opposite sides of the barricade, rifle-slung Arab Legionnaires of Jordan and rifle-slung border guards of Israel enforce the division day and night in the name of their jealous sovereignties. One day last week, all Beit Safafa was excited by the wedding of two of its children—Fatma Bint, 20, and Moussa Ayasha, 23, a gardener at the Belgian consulate in Jerusalem.

When from across the border rose the rollicking sound...

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