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June 21, 1968 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-06-21

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El Fatah Saboteurs Kill Israeli in Continuing Series of Terrorist Acts

TEL AVIV (JTA) — An Israeli mortars who positioned them-
soldier was killed Monday night in selves on the East Bank of the
a shooting fray with a' gang of Jordan River, well behind the
El Fatah saboteurs intercepted by cease-fire demarcation lines and
an Israeli patrol in the Golan out of range of Israeli small arms
Heights near the village of Kispin. fire. There were no Israeli casual-
Another Israeli soldier was injured ties, but settlers were forced to
slightly earlier when a halftrack spend the night in bomb shelters.
in which he was • riding struck a They emerged early Monday
mine in the southern section of morning and returned to their
the Golan Heights near the Jor- normal chores.
danian border.
According to the spokesman,
Israeli forces Tuesday wiped out the shelling started at midnight
a five-man Egyptian patrol that when Yardena came under mor-
tar and small arms fire, which
crossed the Suez Canal and infil-
trated the Sinai Desert. The infil- was returned by Israeli units. A
short time later, two shells ex-
tration was the first of its kind
since last June's Six-Day War. The ploded near Bet Yosef and
action took place northwest of Israeli positions near Gesher
Romani in an area where three were attacked with machinegun
Israelis were killed recently by fire. Positions near Ashdot Yaa-
cov were also hit by what the
Arab mines. The incident was re-
ported by Israel to United Nations military spokesman described as
cease-fire observers in the canal "flat trajectory" fire which
could be either artillery or small
zone, the spokesman said.
arms. Israeli units returned the
The encounter with the El Fatah
fire and silenced the Jordanian
band was one of several clashes
along the Jordanian border Mon-
(Iraq and Kuwait have pledged
day night that included extended
artillery, mortar and small arms full support of Arab terrorist ac-
duels. The saboteurs escaped but tivities against Israel and called
left behind two mines and a for "Islamic and friendly nations"
Russian-made assault rifle. Three to redeem "usurped rights" in
other attempts at sabotage, in Palestine. Agreement was reached
Jerusalem, Nablus and near the during a meeting in Baghdad.)
upper Galilee settlement of Kfar
Israel has submitted a letter to
Yuval, were foiled when the ex- the Security Council alleging a
plosives were discovered and dis- breach of the cease-fire by Leba-
non last Friday. In the letter to
this month's president, Ambassa-
A military spokesman reported
that an intensive artillery duel dor Arthur J. Goldberg of the
took place between Jordanian United States, Israel said that the
and Israeli units north of the I Lebanese sent mortar fire against
Damiya Bridge Monday night. the village of Manara in the Upper
The Jordanians opened fire first Galilee and that Israel returned
with small arms and later the fire, in self-defense, silencing
brought mortars into action. he the Lebanese positions.
said. Israelis returned the fire
The letter cited a June 1 incident
and silenced the Jordanian guns in which, Israel alleged, a similar
with direct hits after an ex- attack had been carried out against
change that lasted an hour and the village of Malkiye in the Upper
a half. No casualties were re-
Galilee. Israel did not ask for a
council meeting but Only that the
Shortly before midnight a ba- letter be circulated among the 15
zooka shell was fired at the water members.
pumping station at Kibutz Hama-
Lebanon earlier sent a letter to
diyeh in the Beisan Valley. but the council alleging that Israeli
there was no damage or casual- troops penetrated its territory
Friday and attacked the village
A South African volunteer, Ivor of Me's Eljabal with 30 mortar
Shor, was the hero of Mar Yuval shells, destroying 10 houses and
in upper Galilee Tuesday. He dis- injuring four persons. "This wan-
covered six bazooka shells with a ton and unprovoked attack by
timing device aimed at the settle- Israel was not preceded by any
ment. Security forces were called firing from Lebanese territory
in and dismantled the explosive across the Lebanese borders as
alleged by Israeli broadcasts; nor
was it preceded by any infiltration
A home-made incendiary bomb across those borders," Lebanon
was discovered by a gardener near said.
the military governor's house in
An Israeli soldier was fatally
Nablus Monday night and was dis-
wounded June 15 in shooting ex-
mantled by border police.
changes near Ismailia. Another
The bomb was believed to have soldier was injured during a 2r.
been planted by local high school hour artillery and mortar duel
pupils who have participated in across the Canal at Port Tewfik.
anti-Israel activities recently. The
Jordanians-opened fire on Israeli
students are known to have been
organized into an underground positions Sunday in the Allenby
group by older students at the local Bridge area which lasted 45 min-
utes but ended with no Israeli
teachers' seminary.
casualties. Two Israeli soldiers
Police sappers in Jerusalem dis- were injured Sunday morning
mantled two "button" mines which when their halftrack hit a mine in
were foUnd by a schoolboy near
the Gaza Strip area.
a local elementary school. The de-
vices, which were made in China,
Two Arab saboteurs were killed
according to authorities, resemble
after they tried to blow up a
ordinary buttons but can cause
small bridge on the Arad road
serious injury if stepped on or
to Eilat. An Israeli Army patrol
picked up. Large quantities of heard the blast and pursued the
"button" mines were found by infiltrators, killing two of them
Israeli forces when they captured in a brief fight. Twenty suspect-
Syrian positions on the Golan ed El Fatah members were ar-
Heights last June.
rested in a surprise raid by
(It was reported in London that Israeli security forces at Kaba-
newspapers in Cairo and Beirut tiyah, a village in the Jenin area
continued to warn of an alleged on the West Bank. The Israelis
Israeli military build-up in prep- also blew up a terrorist's house
in a village south of Nablus.
aration for a new assault on Jor-
dan with the objective of seizing
'A sudden mortar barrage hit
the East Bank. Cairo's semi-offi- Kibutz Gesher in the Jordan Val-
cial daily, Al Gumhouriya, claimed ley shortly before midnight June
that Israel was now in possession 12, injuring six settlers, one of
of American supersonic Phantom them seriously, and touching off a
jet fighters. An Amman dispatch half-hour exchange of fire in which
to the paper said that Jordanian Israeli artillery aimed at the Jor-
radar had detected the Phantoms danian village of Shuneh A mili-
in a ction. )
tary spokesman said the attack
Four Israeli settlements in the with 120-millimeter mortars ap-
Beisan and Jordan Valleys were parently came from an El Fatah
shelled Sunday night by El Fatah unit based in the Shuneh area. It
units armed with 120-millimeter sent the residents of Gesher and

several nearby settlements scram-
bling for bomb shelters and trench-
es. Six Gesher settlers who took
refuge near a house were hit by
splinters. Damage to the settle-
ment 'itself was relatively light.
Israel Investigating Funds
Smuggled From Amman to
Subsidize Arab Opposition
Minister Moshe Dayan disclosed
in the Knesset (Parliament) that
Israeli authorities are investigating
the source, amount and use of
funds being smuggled from Am-
man to former Jordanian govern-
ment officials on the West Bank
to subsidize opposition to Israel.
Gen. Dayan said there was no in-
dication that a stoppage of the
funds would make the West Bank
Arabs less loyal to King Hussein.
Meanwhile, all former Jordanian
civil servants on the West Bank,
numbering about 12,000, have re-
portedly been ordered by Amman
to stop working for Israelis. The
order is said to affect teachers,
doctors and nurses paid by both
Israel and Jordan.
King Hussein has issued a royal
decree forbidding any form of
Arab cooperation with I s r a e l i
authorities. This has resulted in
the suspension of practice by four
of the six West Bank lawyers who
refused to join the general strike
of Arab lawyers on the West Bank
which -began shortly after last
June's Six-Day War. But Arab
magistrates and public prosecutors
appointed by the military govern-
ment to deal with civil matters
have not stopped work.

a continuation of the 22nd regular
assembly session which convened
last September and recessed in
December until April. The 23rd
assembly is scheduled to get under
way in December.
Israel's ambassador to the UN,
Yosef Tekoah, conferred with
Manescu and discussed the Middle
East picture, an Israel source said.

General Assembly Recesses,
but Could Be Called Back
to Consider Middle East
—The current session of the Gen-
eral Assembly recessed June 12
after its president, Corneliu Ma-
nescu, indicated that adjournment
was not possible because the Mid-
dle East question remains on its
agenda. Two other agenda issues,
Southwest Africa and the nuclear
non-proliferation treaty, have been
Manescu announced that agree-
ment had been reached that the
assembly could reconvene when
the assembly president, after con-
sulting member states and Secre-
tary-General U Thant, determines
that conditions are suitable.
The current session is officially.


6—Friday, June 21, 1968




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Under the patronage and direct sponsorship of the AIC, Association of Iran. This
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Hunting Carpet, Medallion Carpet, the famous Shah Abasi Carpet, Vase and Flower Carpet,
Family prayer rug. The Nomadic and geometric design known as Tribal Carpet, Arches
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ISFAHANS with its medallion, vase, and flower design known as "Shah Abbassi"
although the famous Sixteen Century carpets so called were probably made in


TABRIZ is an ancient capital of Iran. It was here that the beautiful bunting car-
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