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March 29, 1968 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-03-29

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Eye-Witness Account of Jordan Raid

(Continued from Page 5)
raids—that Jordan would act to
prevent the raids.
JTA staff correspondent Amos
Ben-Vered . transmitted the fol-
lowing eye-witness account of
the Israeli sweep into Jordan:
"A visit to the fighting area
showed that the Israeli army had
reverted to tactics of local strikes
similar to the ones used before
the June war. From a mountaintop
north of Jericho, this correspon-
dent clearly saw the fighting area.
Few planes were seen overhead.



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In one hour, only two Israeli jet the cease fire agreement between
fighters passed above, one drop- Israel and Jordan nor, apparently,
ping its bomb load. This was in the authority of King Hussein and
marked contrast to the Six - Day his government.
War, in which sorties flew over-
That was the picture that
head, wave after wave. The scene emerged from the accounts of
this week could be classified as a West Bank residents who returned
skirmish rather than a war. Less from Jordan and told of a mass
than 20 miles from the heavy exodus of villagers from the bor-
fighting area, sheep and goats were der areas into the hinterland. They
out grazing.
are being replaced rapidly by guer-
"In Jericho, shops were open rilla units and saboteurs who have
and some people were seen on set up their own administration in
streets, but cafes were empty. Busi- many places. Jordanian Army
ness was generally slow because units are still stationed on the
Israelis and tourists, who make up main highways guarding the ap-
the town's main shoppers, had been proaches to Amman and remain
barred from entering this ancient in a few places in the northern
town. Outside Jericho, roads were Jordan Valley. But otherwise, they
lined with army supply trucks, too have disappeared, leaving the
some of them carrying ammuni- terrain to the irregulars, the re-
tion. There was no attempt at turning West Bankers said. Po-
litical circles here were said to
camouflaging them.
"None of Jordan's few remain- be assessing the situation which
ing warplanes took to the sky, nor might soon see an autonomous
state arise between Israel and Jor-
did Jordan attempt to shell Israeli-
dan run by terrorists.
held towns or military bases in
According to reports from Am-
the West Bank as happened pre-
viously. However, it did use artil- man, King Hussein said he would
welcome official cooperation by
lery against the Israeli troops who his government with the El Fatah
penetrated the East Bank behind commandoes but that he could not
Jordanian lines. Israeli planes went permit them to become "a state
into action against these artillery within a state." The reports said
that 150 Jordanian public officials
Foreign Minister Abba Eban and military leaders met with the
cited Israel's military operation king to press for open support of
against El Fatah terrorist bases the terrorist group.
in Jordan during the course of
a 90-minute meeting with the Dam Project Hurt in Action
United Nations special repre- on Terrorist Bases in Jordan
sentative to the Middle East,
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
Ambassador Gunnar Jarring.
LONDON—The Daily Telegragh
Eban reportedly told the UN
envoy that the latest develop. claimed in a dispatch from Am-
ments once again proved the man Wednesday that Israel's shell-
dangers inherent in the present ing in last Thursday's attack on
situation which he said would terrorist bases in Jordan destroyed
last as long as there were no stores and contracting equipment
peace negotiations and as long being used in the construction of
as the Arab states refuse to a dam at Wadi Shueb designed to
improve irrigation in the Jordan
recognize Israel.
He noted that the Arab govern- Valley. The project was aided by
ments continue to sponsor and ac- the British government, and its
tivate large-scale terrorist groups cost will be increased by at least
in violation of their undertakings 150,000 pounds sterling ($360,000)
under last June's cease-fire agree- as a result of the damage, the
ments. Eban told Ambassador Telegraph said.
The Times correspondent Peter
Jarring that Israel continued to
support his peace-seeking mission Nichols reported from Jerusalem
and was ready to negotiate with Wednesday that an informal but
any or all Arab governments under nonetheless "real" understanding
that had existed between Israel
his auspices.
and Jordan was destroyed by last
It was believed that Eban, not Thursday's military operation. As
Dr. Jarring, raised the subject of a result, he wrote, Israel is more
the military action inasmuch as the than ever on its own and is re-
latter felt it was too late for medi- assessing its strategy to bring the
ation. The UN envoy came here Arabs to the peace table.
from Cyprus after visiting Amman.
According to Nichols, Israelis
He is not believed to have brought now feel that what counts is an
any further information for the agreement with President Nasser
Jordanian capital since his last of Egypt or, at the very least, an
visit in which he informed Israel understanding that Nasser ap-
that Jordan had rejected his pro- proves separate approaches by
posal to send representatives to a King Hussein to Israel.
preliminary meeting on Cyprus.
Israeli Paratroop Officers
Dr. Jarring returned to Nicosia.
Put on Precision Show
Israel's minister of informa-
tion, Israel Galilee, replied Mon-
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
day night to criticism of the way
Newly commis-
last Thursday's military opera-
tion against terrorist bases in sioned officers of Israel's airborne
Jordan was handled. Newsmen artillery received their insignia of
wanted to know why Israel an- rank and paratrooper wings Tues-
nounced in the early hours of day and later put on a roaring
the attack that its troops would display of precision and power in
return to their bases, thus en- a practice air drop over the sand
abling Jordanian forces to attack dunes south of Tel Aviv. The cere-
them without fear of a break- monies and a review parade were
through to Amman. They also witnessed by Brig. Gen. Arie Shar-
noted that operations of the type on, chief of the training depart-
ment of the Israel General Head-
carried out can easily be trump-
eted as a "victory" by Arab quarters.
The officer graduates demon-
strated what they had learned as
Galilee said that the Jordanian they parachuted together with their
army had expected an Israeli at- crews from transport planes while
tack but there were no special re- artillery pieces and mortars were
enforcements around Karameh, the dropped. The maneuver included
El Fatah base, that was the princi- helicopter-borne artillery units and
pal target. He said that the opera- a parade of motorized 125 mortars
tion had not harmed chances for and 105 and 155 MM cannon.
peace because as long as the El
Fatah are permitted to continue
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their incursians and as long as the
Pages 11 and 12
cease fire with Jordan is violated
there is little chance for Ambas-
sador Jarring's peace mission to
Observers suggested here Tues-
day that a de facto "buffer state"
was being created along the East
Bank of the Jordan by El Fatah
terrorists w h o recognize neither

14—Friday, March 29, '1968





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