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December 15, 1967 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-12-15

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El Fatah Renews Terrorism; Jordan Tells
Christian Arabs to Stay Out of Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Explosives
planted by saboteurs damaged the
fuel storage tank at a water pump-
ing station south of Kibutz Maoz
Hayim in the Beisan Valley Satur-
day night. The footprints of four
persons were found leading to the
banks of the Jordan River about
85 feet away. It was the third ma-
jor sabotage attempt last weekend.
Six members of an El Fatah ter-
rorist unit were killed, and a n•im-
ber arrested, Friday, in a com-
bined action by Army security
forces and border police near
Nablus, in the occupied West
The army spokesman, reporting
on the action, said the marauders
were discovered in a cave near an
Arab village. The Israeli forces
had to storm the hill in which the
cave was located to enga•_7e the

Jordan Tells Christian
Arabs to Boycott Holy
Places Under Israeli Control
LONDON (JTA) — Christian re-
ligious leaders in Jordan are urg-
ing their followers to boycott holy
places under Israeli occupation
this Christmas, it was reported
here in dispatches from Amman.
Israel had announced that Jordan-
ian Christians would be permitted
entry to the West Bank to celebrate
Christmas at Bethlehem.
The Amnesty Review, quarterly
publication of Amnesty Interna-
tional, reported there were only
between 200 and 400 Jews still
being held in Egyptian jails and
that they were "treated well, or
at least not any worse than the
other inmates." The periodical al-
so asserted that there were about
3,000 members of the outlawed
Moslem Brotherhood imprisoned
in Egypt hat called the
government's claim that at least
70,000 persons are incarcerated a
"highly exa ,, gerated figure."
The Tel Aviv newspaper Maariv,
reporting on Wednesday that only
200 Jews remain in Egyptian in-
ternment camps out of 500 arrested
during last June's Six-Day War, said
some of those released were per-
mitted to emigrate to Italy and
France and efforts are being made
to secure the release of the remain-
ing internees. The fair treatment
accorded Egyptian nationals by Is-
raeli occupation authorities in El
Arish and Gaza is believed to have
contributed to a relaxed attitude on
the part of Egyptian authorities
toward Egyptian Jews, Maariv said.
Soviet Russia is not only re-
arming Egypt but has the train-
ing of Egyptian armed forces
completely in its hands through
huge cadres of technicians and
instructors now on Egyptian soil
and a training and planning mis-
sion reportedly headed by 15 So-
viet generals attached to a com-
bined Soviet-Egyptian headquar-
ters, Clare Hollingworth reported
from Cairo to the London Daily
Telegraph. But the Russians. she
said, "Insist on keeping their
fingers on the trigger of the
sophisticated offensive non-nu-
clear weapons" that they have
supplied to Egypt and demand
the same control over weapons
supplied to Syria, Iraq, Yeman
and Algeria and even to Jordan
"should the Russians, as every-
one expects, begin to supply
them with arms."
Miss Hollingworth reported that
there are 3,000 Russians, Czechs,
Bulgarians and Poles in Egypt and
another 1,000 instructors training
Egyptian troops in and around the
Suez Canal zone. "There is no
doubt, even to the most casual ob-
sever, that the morale of Egyptian
forces has increased enormously
Since the period of intensive train-
ing with the Russians began," Miss
Hollingworth reported, noting that
Other Russian groups are at work
in plants near Cairo where "new
Russian weapons are assembled."
She said that, so far, the Russians
have not required Egypt to pay for
the new arms.

terrorists. A substantial quantity
of Soviet- and Chinese-made weap-
ons and ammunition were found in
the cave, including five Kalachini-
kov assault rifles, a Chinese sub-
machine gun, a bazooka, demoli-
tion equipment and ammunition.
Several more El Fatah members
were arrested after the action.

fire arms on his premises. The
brother had taken part in attacks
on Israel's security forces and was
killed in one of the encounters.
The court refused to accept the
defendant's claim that he was un-
aware of his brother's terrorist
activities because of the fire arms

A few hours later, watchmen of
Kibutz Neveh Eitan, in the Beisan
Valley, foiled a planned attack by
El Fatah terrorists. Watchmen ob-
served around midnight suspicious
persons moving into the kibutz
perimeter. When the intruders ig-
nored a challenge, the watchmen
opened fire on the intruders who
turned and began a retreat while
shooting back. They headed for
the Jordan River, about two miles
Alerted by the shooting, kibutz
members scrambled from their
beds, hastened to grab weapons
and gave pursuit, some still in
underwear or pajamas. The in-
truders, covered by the terrain,
managed to escape. When the
kibutz members returned, they
made a search for explosives
and found seven charges placed
under a number of kibutz dwell-
ings. The explosives were dis-
A military court imposed a four-
year prison sentence on a West
Bank Arab who was found guilty
of harboring an El Fatah terrorist,
who was his brother, and of having

An Israeli soldier was killed
Tuesday night when the jeep he
was driving was struck by a ba-
zooka shell fired from ambush
along a road south of Tirat Zvi
in the Beisan Valley, about a
mile and a half from the banks
of the Jordan. A second soldier
in the jeep was not injured. The
attackers evaded a search begun
immediately after the incident
and apparently succeeded in
crossing the Jordan River.

Autopsy Establishes
Pilot Downed in Jordan
Was Beaten to Death

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel filed
a formal complaint with the In-
ternational Red Cross against
the murder of David Nevo, a
fighter pilot shot down over
Jordan during a clash Nov. 21.
His body, returned by Jordanian
authorities only last Friday,
showed evidence that he had
been killed by blows from rocks
and clubs. An autopsy was per-
formed Friday in the presence of
a Red Cross representative. It is
believed that the pilot, whom
Israelis had seen parachuting to
the ground after his plane was
hit, was attacked by Arab
The body was received by Is-
raeli authorities with full military
honors at the newly-repaired Al-
lenby Bridge, near Jericho, and
was brought to the late pilot's
home at Kibutz Yifat in the central
Jezreel Valley, where .his family
and friends paid their last respects.
Nevo is survived by his wife and
two children.



Friday, December 15, 1967-11

Profs Become Students in Hillel Course

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ten Jewish
professors at the University of
Illinois, whose faculty credentials
range from economics to marketing
to metallurgy, attend the same
class here each week, as students

The course is conversational He-
brew. It is taught for 90 minutes
every Friday afternoon by Rabbi
Nathan Gaynor, director of the
Bnai Brith Hillel Foundation on




The victim was the second Is-
raeli soldier killed in two days in
actions with Arab marauders. The
first fell in a clash Monday night
with El Fatah terrorists in the vi-
cinity of the Ben Shemen Youth
Colony and Agricultural School
near Lydda Airport in which one
of the raiders was also killed in an
exchange of fire. Arabs in a near-
by village Tuesday could not—or
would not—identify the terrorist's
body when requested to do so by
Israeli authorities. Helicopters and
infantry patrols continued to comb
the area for traces of the El Fatah

Congressmen See New
Threat to Israel's Security in
Egypt-Based Soviet Bombers
Herbert Burke, Florida Rep.,
charged in the House that the
USSR has taken "another giant
step to command military control
of the Middle East and Mediter-
ranean by basing a squadron of
TU-16 jet bombers, complete with
ground crews and pilots, in Egypt."
He said the TU-16 was equivalent
to the American B-52 giant bomber
and was equipped with the latest
weaponry. He said it was signifi-
cant that the Russian planes were
based in Egypt because it marked
"the first time the Soviet Union
has supplied pilots and complete
crews along with their military
planes to countries outside the
Soviet bloc."

Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New
York Dem., said that the Russians
want Israel "to understand that
Russian airpower is available to
Egypt should the USSR decide to
take the Arab side in the renewal
of the Mideast conflict." Citing the
French refusal to honor arms sale
contracts with Israel, Rep. Farb-
stein said the United States must
make available adequate jets to
Israel to defend herself in view of
the Arab refusal to make peace.



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