Yoman Geva 032, 1953

Tension on the Syrian Border Due to Israeli Project to Divert Jordan River

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Israel started digging a trench to divert the water of the Jordan River to use in a hydroelectric plant. In response, the Syrians started diverting the sources of the Jordan River - Hermon and Snir streams - away from Israel. United Nations Truce Supervision Organization personnel look on the earthworks on the Israeli side of the border.

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