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Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement...



Item # 558002

February 25, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, February 25, 1949

* Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement


This 48 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Egypt and Israel Sign Pact; Tel Aviv Asks Entry to U.N." with subheads. Continues on page 2 with related map.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: On 24 February the Israel–Egypt Armistice Agreement was signed in Rhodes. The main points of the armistice agreement were:

* The armistice line was drawn along the international border (dating back to 1906) for the most part, except near the Mediterranean Sea, where Egypt remained in control of a strip of land along the coast, which became known as the Gaza Strip.
* The Egyptian forces besieged in the Faluja Pocket were allowed to return to Egypt with their weapons, and the area was handed over to Israel.
* A zone on both sides of the border around 'Uja al-Hafeer was to be demilitarized, and became the seat of the bilateral armistice committee.

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