Israeli Deputy Prime Minister General Yigal Allon warned King Hussein of Jordan of strong Israeli retaliation if he allowed the Arab guerrillas to concentrate along the ceasefire lines and attack Israeli settlements.
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MV Allon speaking
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: ALLON: "There are many possibilities how things may develop in Jordan. I'm not going to elaborate on all of them, it's getting too late now, but there is one possible development which becomes more and more feasible. Since the King managed to gain control over the big cities, and the strategic crossroads of the kingdom of Jordan, and yet he did not manage to suppress the remnants of the terrorists, fighting here and there, using the special topography of Jordan which is very easy to use, he may accept advice which comes from different Arab capitals such as Cairo or Khartoum and others, that he should compromise with them. The indication is that he may compromise at our expense."
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Background: Israeli Deputy Prime Minister General Yigal Allon warned King Hussein of Jordan of strong Israeli retaliation if he allowed the Arab guerrillas to concentrate along the ceasefire lines and attack Israeli settlements. He was speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Thursday (September 24), at which he also said that among the possible developments in Jordan was a compromise at Israel's expense.
General Allon warned the Jordanian monarch that israel would strike back hard if Arab guerrillas were allowed to return to attack Israeli villages along the ceasefire lines. He was referring to reports of a possible compromise agreement between the King and the guerrillas which would ban the latter from the cities but allow them to mass along the ceasefire lines.
If necessary, he said, israel would make no distinction between the "terrorist organisations and the government of Jordan." The General made it clear that Israel would not tolerate a situation in which Jordan and the guerrillas reached a compromise at her expense.
Speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Thursday, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister General Yigal Allon said,