Food, blankets and medicine - made in Israel and marked in bold Hebrew characters - crossed into Jordan from the Israeli-occupied West Bank today (Sunday) and arrived in Amman, Israel's Minister of Defence, General Moshe Dayan, watched as the convoy of 25 lorries crossed the Allenby, Bridge, near Jericho.
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Background: Food, blankets and medicine - made in Israel and marked in bold Hebrew characters - crossed into Jordan from the Israeli-occupied West Bank today (Sunday) and arrived in Amman, Israel's Minister of Defence, General Moshe Dayan, watched as the convoy of 25 lorries crossed the Allenby, Bridge, near Jericho.
It was the second convoy to reach Amman from the West Bank during the weekend, bringing the total of relief supplies sent across to 400 tons (almost 900 thousand pounds). Twenty of today's lorries carried flour, olive oil , sugar and powered milk - gods which were a gift from the Israeli Government. The remaining five carried supplies which were donated by Arab inhabitants of the occupied West Bank.
General Dayan repeated Israel's offer to treat casualties of the Jordanian civil war in Israeli hospitals, but so far it does not appear to have been taken up.
A successful conclusion in Cairo today for the emergency meeting of Arab leaders when king Hussein and guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an agreement to end the conflict in Jordan. The accord - also signed by President Nasser and seven other Arab leaders - provides for an effective ceasefire and the withdrawal of Government and guerrilla forces from the battered Jordanian capital.
Political observes in Beirut said the accord differs from earlier ceasefire pacts in that implementation of the agreement will not be left to the Jordanians and the guerrillas. Tunisian Prime Minister Bahi Ladgham was named head of a committee which will supervise the carrying out of the required measures.
King Feisal of Saudi Arabia insisted that the signatories should recite a verse of the koran as a sacred pledge to abide by the terms in the agreement.
Travellers arriving from Amman in Beirut and Nicosia including all but six of the air passengers originally held hostage by the guerrillas - said firing was still going on there today. A guerrilla spokesman in Beirut accused Jordanian Army forces of shelling parts of Amman, as well as the towns of Zarka and Salt. But in a statement broadcast over Amman Radio tonight, Fiedl Marshal Habes Majali called on the Jordanian Army to abide by the ceasefire and to disregard any provocations.