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April 12, 1968 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-04-12

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Israel Reported Resorting to Mining
Terrorists' Area; Launch New Attack

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

WASHINGTON = Israel has in-
dicated a ne wpolicy of dealing with
terrorism by planting mines on the
Jordanian side of the- cease-fire
line, a c c o r ding to Jordanian
Israeli forces which entered
Jordan territory Monday in pursuit
of terrorists sowed the cease-fire
area with mines, a Jordanian
spokesman asserted. He was quoted
here as charging that two Jordan-
ian mining technicians were killed
and a third wounded when a mine
exploded Tuesday morning.
The Jordanian spokesman said
this was the first known instance
in which Israelis _have planted
mines across the cease-fire line.
The area of the Monday fighting
below the Dead Sea was "infested"
with mines.
Reports here from Amman said
it was believed that the mine ex-
plosion was the new Israeli method
of retaliating for similar mining
by El Fatah inside Israel.
The Jordanians were hit when
their vehicle detonated an anti-
vehicle mine.
Israeli Forces Again Cross
Jordan in 'Hot Pursuit'
of El Fatah Terrorists

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV — Airborne Israeli
troops entered Jordan south of
the Dead Seat Monday in a
running battle with a band of El
Fatah terrorists who were spotted
on Israeli soil near EM Yahav in
the Arab district. a military spokes-
man announced here. The clash
began shortly before noon when
helicopter units.of the Israel army
gave pursuit to the terrorists. The
spokesman described the action as
a "very limited one" in which
"several score" Israeli soldiers
took part. No casualties were re-
ported in the action. Three Israeli
soldiers were killed just before the
fighting started however, when
their vehicle struck a mine near
the Damiyah Bridge.
(Ambassador M u h a m m e d El-
Farrah, Jordanian envoy, filed a
protest against the Israeli action
with Yakov Malik of the Soviet
Union, president of the United Na-
tions Security Council. He said the
Israeli force had attacked four
villages. He did not request a Sec-
urity Council meeting.)
According to the report Israeli
forces killed a number of El Fatah
marauders and blew up an El
Fatah base after seizing docu-
ments. Weapons captured included
Klachnikov assault guns which are
the El Fatah's favorite arms.
The Jordanian radio in Amman
reported that Israeli forces aided
by helicopters and fighter plane
cover crossed the armistice line
south of the Dead Sea. It quoted a
Jordanian spokesman as saying
that units of the Jordanian Army
engaged the Israelis in combat.
The broadcast claimed that the
Israelis used armored units but did
not specify the size of the force.
The chief of staff of Israel's
armed forces indicated Tuesday
that Israel may employ "coun-
ter-terrorist" measures to com-
bat the incursions of Arab ma-
rauders against its territory.
Addressing the nation over Kol
Israel Radio, Maj. Gen. Chaim
Bar-Lev said that Israel "has other.
means in its possession to fight
El Fatah besides the conventional
methods used hitherto." He warn-
ed, however, that the struggle
against terrorists and saboteurs will
not be easy and that counter-ter-
orist methods do not offer "a magic
formula to solve the problem."
Gen. Bar-Lev spoke of using
minefields and electrified fences
to stop the infiltration by maraud-
ers. Mines and fences are reported
to be already in place along some
stretches of the Israel-Jordan de-

marcation line. Ammon asserted
Tuesday that three Jordanian sol-
diers were killed when their ve-
hicle struck a mine said to have
been laid by Israelis on Jordanian
territory south of the Dead Sea.
The question of combating ter-
rorism with the same methods used
by _terrorists has been widely de-
bated and has apparently found
increasing favor since the large
scale military operation against
Arab terrorists bases in Jordan on
March 21 which had only limited
success and resulted in a censure
of Israel by the UN Security Coun-
Israel Determined to Halt
Continuing Aggressive Acts

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

told the United Nations Security
Council Tuesday that Jordan must
take steps to halt. "continuous acts
of aggression." Ambassador Yosef
Tekoah told Security Council Pres-
ident Yakov A. Malik Monday night
in a letter that Israel had reacted
to a "new series of grave viola-
tions of the cease-fire committed
by regular and irregular forces
from Jordan during the past week."
The Israeli envoy described the
operation Monday when Israeli
forces pursued saboteurs across the
cease-fire line and reported that
"considerable quantities of arms
and documents were found. He
said: "I have to reiterate that it
is essential for the government of
Jordan to put an end to such con-
tinuous acts of aggression."
.Tekoah did not ask for a meet-
ing of the Security Council.
The second session of the
United Nations Security Council
on the Middle East deadlock in
two weeks was in indefinite
adjournment Monday after the
major powers gave up-efforts to
find a way to resolve the latest
counter-complaints of Israel and
The session began on March 29
after a full-scale artillery and air
battle erupted on an 85-mile front
along the Israel-Jordan demarca-
tiOn line. Meetings were held three
more times but no progress was
made in behind-the-scenes talks on
proposals for UN cease-fire obser-
vers on the Israel-Jordan demarca-
tion line, or for reaffirmation of
the Nov. 22 Council resolution call-
ing on both sides to cooperate with
the peace-seeking mission of spec-
ial UN emissary Gunnar Jarring,
or a simple resolution calling on
both sides to observe the terms of
the cease-fire.
Ambassador Jacob Malik of the
Soviet Union, the current Council
president, read a statement ex-
pressing the Council's "deep con-
cern" over the "deteriorating situa-
tion" and its determination to keep
it under close review. He then ad-
journed the session with no date
set for another meeting.
Dr. Jarring made a one-day visit
to Cairo Monday to renew his talks
with Egyptian authorities.
According to the Soviet gov-
ernment newspaper Izvestia, the
world economic conference in
Jerusalem proved a link between
Western capitalists and alleged
plans by Israel to annex occupied
Arab territories. The charge was
made in an Izvestia article by
Sergei Zykov, quoted in the So-
viet Press Review distributed
here by the Soviet Mission to
the United Nations. According to
Zykov, "800 bankers and indus-
trialists whO discussed the ques-
tion of lending assistance to Is-
rael" gave prominence to "proj-
ects concerning the 'domestica-
tion' of lands seized by Israel
from the Arab countries last
"Is there any need for accentuat-
ing the direct line between proj-
ects of this kind, which promise
huge profits to Western bankers
and monopolists, and Israel's policy

which tries to annex the occupied
Arab territories?" Zykov asked.
Saboteurs Mistakenly Mine
Silo in Jerusalem, Instead
of Vital Target Oil Tank
parent error on the part of Arab
saboteurs averted what might have
been a major disaster here Friday
night. A. small charge of explosives
tore holes in a chicken feed silo
which the saboteurs mistook for a
similar-looking oil storage tank
nearby, officials reported.
According to a military spokes-
man, the explosion was heard
throughout the southern district of
Jerusalem, but daMage to the silo
was slight because only one or
two kilograms of explosives was
used. The amount would have
sufficed to blow up the oil storage
tank and set the fuel ablaze.
The Israel Cabinet will hold a
special meeting for further dis-
cussion of Israel's position toward
Jordan in the light of the United
States announcement that it con-
siders the continuance of King Hus-
sein's regime as being in Israel's
interest. Cabinet deliberations have
been focused on the issue of wheth-
er Hussein still actually controls
Ads in Neo-Nazi Paper
Appeal for Germans
to Fight Against Israel
BONN. (JTA) — A self-styled
"Arab Aid" organization is recruit-
ing West Germans to fight against
Israel through advertisements in
the neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic news-
paper, Deutsche National and
Soldatenzeitung, it was reported in
a television broadcast here. The
ads appeal to "home-loving" Ger-
man youth to help the Arabs. One
quoted an anonymous letter from
a man who said he wanted to fight
with the Arabs against the Jews
and stated, "that is the very type
we are seeking."



26—Friday, April 12, 1968


Hebrew Teacher Trainees to Study in Jerusalem

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

proven themselves to be the best
Hebrew teachers simply because
NEW YORK—Twenty-five sen- they can speak the language better
iors at Yeshiva University's Teach- than their contemporaries."
ers Institute for Women have been
selected for a six-month study pro-
gram at Machon Gold in Jerusalem
to improve their qualifications as
future Hebrew teachers. The girls,
all from the New York metropoli-
tan area, represent the largest con-
At Mid-America's fabulous resort . •
a playtime paradise whereyou'll enjoys
tingent in the 15-year Israel pro-
gram of the institute.
Terrific food
Rabbi Baruch N. Faivelson, di-
Beautiful boated pool
and patio

rector of the institute, explained
All sports
that the girls already speak Hebrew
• Gala
floor shows
in all of their classes but return to
their environments after school.
"Those girls who have spent six
New Low R&M
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