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1973-11-12 Central Intelligence Bulletin: Arab States-Israel

1973-11-12 Central Intelligence Bulletin: Arab States-Israel

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ARAB
STATES
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ISRAEL:
A
six-pointcease-fire
agreement
was
signed Sunday morningbyEgyptian
andIsraeli
military
officers
at
Kilometer
101
on
the
Cairo-Suez road. After
the
signing, representativesof
thetwosides
met
for
more
thanone
hour with
UN
officials
to
discuss
the
implementation
ofthe
agree-ment.
An Egyptian
spokesman
in
Cairoimplied
that
thenext
step
would
be
to
disentangleopposingmili-
tary
forces west
of
the canal"and
returnthem
to
the
positions
of
22
October,"and
to
secureEgyptian
road
communications
to
Suez
Cityand
the
east
bank.
He
sidestepped
a
questionon
the
blockade
oftheBab
al-
Mandab,
the
southernentrance
to
theRedSea.
TalksbetweenEgyptianandIsraeliofficerswillresume
at
noon
on
Monday
at Kilometer
101.
They
are
scheduled
to
discuss
the
exchange
of
prisoners
of
war.
The
militarysituation
is
quiet,althoughreports
of
minor
cease-fireviolationscontinued
tobe
re-
ceived
up to
a
few
hoursbefore
the
signing
of
the
six-point
agreement.
Theviolationsconsisted
of
artillery
andsmall
arms
exchanges
in
areas
along
the
canal.
25X125X1
Prime
MinisterMeir
attended
an
emergency
meet-
ing
ofthe
Socialist.International
in
London yester-
day.
The
meeting,attended
by
Socialistsfrom
20
countries,centeredlargely
onthe
recentdeclaration
bythenine
members
ofthe
EuropeanCommunities
that
called
on
Israel
to
return
to
pre-June
1967
boundaries.
WestGerman
Chancellor
Brandt
and
DutchPremier
denUyl
deniedthat
theEC
resolutionrepresented
any
hardeningbeyondmeresupport
of
the
1967
UNSecurityCouncil
resolution,which
urged
anIsraeli
withdrawal.
Because
of
the
trip,the
Israeli
Knesset
has
post-
poneddebateon
the
six-pointagreement
with
EgyptuntilTuesday.
In
Tel
Aviv,leaders
of
Likud,
the
Israelioppo-sitionparty,decidedSundaynightnot
to
support
the
government's
cease-fire
agreementwithCairo.Likudopposes
the
accordon
the
groundsthat
it
does
not
ensure
the
release
ofall
Israeli
POWsanddoes
not
explicitlyincludeprovisions
forthe
lifting
of
the
blockade
oftheBab
al-Mandab.
In
addition,
Likud
)
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Nov
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Text
of
the
Egyptian-Israeli
Agreement
Signed
on
11
November
1973:
--
Egypt
and Israel
agree
to
observescrupulously
the
cease-firecalled
for by
the
UN
SecurityCouncil.
--
Bothsidesagreethat
discussionsbetweenthemwillbeginimmediately
to
settle
the
question
of
there-
turn
to
the
October
22
positions
in
the
framework
of
agreementon
the
disengagement
and
separation
of
forces
under
the
auspices
of
theUN.
--
The town
of
Suez
willreceive dailysupplies
of
food,
water
and
medicine.Allwounded civilians
in
the town
of
Suez
will
be
evacuated.
--
There
shallbe no
impediment
to the
movement
of
non-militarysupplies
tothe
East
Bank.
--
The
Israeli
checkpoints
on
the
Cairo-Suez
road will
be
replacedby UNcheckpoints.
At
theSuez
end
of
the
road
Israeli
officers
can
participate
with
the
UN
to
supervise
the
non-militarynature
of the
cargo
at
the
bank
of
the
Canal.
--
As soon
as
the UN
checkpoints
are
established
on
the
Cairo-Suezroad,
there
will
be an
exchange
of
all
prisoners
of
war, including
wounded.
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contendsthat
in
effectthesiege
ofthe
EgyptianThird
Army
has
beenlifted.Likudalsoargues
that
the
Meir
government
hasno
mansdate
totakeon
obliga-
tions on
behalf
of Israel.
The opposition points outthat
the
government's term
of
office ended
on
28
Oc-tober;
elections were
postponed
because
o-the
waremergency. Likud
is
demanding
that
the
cabinet
de-
clare
in
advance that only
a
new
government--elections
are
scheduled
for
31
December--has
the
authority
to.
negotiate
future
settlements.Deputy Prime Minister
Allon,
in
anIsraeli tele-
visioninterview,
said
that,although
Israel
wantednegotiations,
talks
couldnot possibly becomesubstan-tivebefore
the
electionson
31
December.
He
said
many
people
in
Israel,includinghimself,thought
the
government
needed
a
new mandate before concluding
any
agreements,but that
no
opportunity
should
be
missed
for the
opening
of
talks, even
before
the
December
elections.
Meanwhile,
a
controversy
is
growing
in
Israel
over
the
conduct
of the
war.The
Israeli
cabinet
an-
nounced
yesterday
that
Mrs. Meir
had proposed
a
full
investigation
into
the
circumstancessurrounding
the
war
and
that
the
army
would
also conduct
'itsown
in-
quiry.
Foreign Minister
Eban
earlierhadcalled
for
a special
commission
to
lookinto
Israel's
prepared-
nesson
the
eve ofthe
war.
Eban,
never
a
closepo-
liticalally
of
Defense
Minister
Dayan,criticizedDayan's
defense
concepts,includinghisapproach
to
the
question
of
theSuez
Canal.
Major
GeneralSharon,
a
top
Israelicommanderon
the
Egyptian
front,
alsostoked
the
controversy
in
two
recent
interviews
with
foreigncorrespondents
when
he
criticized
the
Israelihighcommand
for
its
conduct
of
the war.Sharon,whohadretired
fromthe
army earlier
this
year
to
enterpolitics,
is
a
leader
of
Likud,
which
is
challenging
the
governingLaborParty
in
next month'selections.YasirAfarat,
Fatah
leaderandPalestineLibera-
tion
Organizationchairman,
leftfor
Moscow
yesterday
after
meeting
briefly
in
Cairo
withPresident
Sadat,
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