Ball Raps Nixon
for Urging Israeli
Mounting Commando Activities at Suez Met With Warning by Israel Govt.
The Israeli Army is able to pro-
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Two Israeli slovakia, caused the deaths of three The reasons for the get-tough
border patrolmen. were injured Israeli soldiers and injury to two policy, according to travelers, are tect settlements on the Israel side
Sunday when their half-track hit a near Shivta Sept. 26. The Bedouins the economic calamity and chaos of the demarcation line, but Jor-
mine south of Kfar Ruppin in the move freely in southern Israel and brought on Jordan by the terrorist danian farmers are not protected
WASHINGTON (JTA) — George Beisan Valley. One was hospital- are able to penetrate deeply into activities and Israeli reprisals. and have pulled out.
W. Ball, former United States am- ized. Two other anti-vehicle mines Israeli territory.
The travelers said that there is
Jordan, they said, had been de-
bassador to the United Nations were discovered in the region and
Two Israeli soldiers were serious- prived of crops from its best considerable unrest in terrorist
who resigned last week to become dismantled. A military _spokesman
because of the heavy toll
ly injured when a hand grenade
principal foreign policy adviser to said the incident marked the first
Jordan Valley facing Israel's Bei- taken by Israeli forces. Desertions
Hubert H. Humphrey, Sunday at- time in several weeks that sabo- exploded in their half-track in the san Valley— which is the main are said to be on the increase and
tacked Richard M. Nixon for ad- teurs crossed into Israel territory central market place in Gaza Mon- base for terrorist incursions.
recruitment has almost ceased.
day night. A curfew was imposed
vocating military superiority for in this sector to plant mines.
on the area and an investigation THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, October 4, 1968-11
Israel warned Egypt that its in- was started. The grenade was be-
Appearing Sunday on the Colum-
bia Broadcasting System's televi- creased commando activities on lieved to have been thrown from a
nearby building. The two hospital-
sion program "Face the Nation," the east bank of the Suez Canal
ized soldiers were visited by Maj.
Ball was asked about his views on would be met by an "appropriate
Gen. Mordechai Gur, military gov-
a balance of power in the Middle
ernor of the Gaza Strip and North-
East and the fact that both Presi-
dential candidates have advocated Egyptian ambushes and mining of
An Israeli half-track was attack-
roads on the east bank were "sui-
arms for Israel.
ed Monday night near Ashdod
He replied "Mr. Nixon said . . .
Yaacob in the Beisan area, and
It was reported here that the
that we should always assure mili-
Egyptians were making hectic mortar shells were fired by Jor-
tary superiority for the Israelis .. .
dainian forces at Israeli positions
preparations to "absorb" an
He is a man who thinks that mili-
near Beit Yosef in the Beisan re-
tary might is the answer to every- raeli retaliatory thrust across the gion and at Al Hamma at the
thing and that the only way that Suez Canal. Egyptian governors junction of the Israeli, Syrian and
we can have a prosperous and in areas close to the canal were Jordanian frontiers, a military
said to have been instructed to
happy world is for the U.S. simply
spokesman reported. The fire was
hasten the evacuation of civilians
to have arms and threaten to use
returned and there were no casual-
and to build more shelters.
on the Israeli side.
Commenting on a possible
Jordanian units opened fire Sun-
Nine of 28 terrorist suspects
peaceful settlement without
day on Israeli forces near Ashdod
arrested in Hebron in recent days
arms, Ball suggested "an agreed
Yaacov and Umm Keiss but in-
were brought before a military
solution between the parties
flicted no casualties, a military
court Monday. They are charged
which they hopefully would reach
spokesman said. A brief fire ex-
with membership in the "Popular
on their own" but that he would
change occurred Saturday near
Front" and the "Front, for the
not exclude the American-Soviet Kfar Ruppin and last Friday three
Liberation of Palestine." The lat-
arms control negotiations.
anti-vehicle mines were discovered ter organization is held responsi-
He advocated "some serious ef- in the southern Golan Heights, close
ble for the grenade explosions
forts between the U.S. and t h e to the Jordanian border, and were last month in downtown Jerusa-
Soviet Union to bring about a con- dismantled. Bedouins in the serv-
lem and in the Tel Aviv bus sta-
trol of the arms that are going ice of either Egypt or Jordan were
into the area, in which other na- held responsible for a rash of mine
Two Israeli soldiers were injured.
tions, too, would join — France, plantings in the Negev and near one seriously, in mining and shoot-
for example, •which has been an the Gaza Strip.
ing incidents on the east bank of
arms supplier in the past to the
In Gaza, a tractor driver was the Suez Canal and in the Jordan
Valley Sept. 25.
Ball said he thought the concept hurt when hand grenades and auto-
Jordanians fired on Israeli forces
fire were aimed at his ve-
Florsheim • Red Cross• Hush Puppies• Italian Imports
of a super-power arms control in-
hicle. The mines, made in Czecho- near Tirat Zvi in the southern Bei-
volving Israel was •"vitally impor-
san Valley and opened fire Sept. 25
2 STORES AT NORTHLAND
tant and, I think, diplomacy should
near Ashdod Yaacov and near the
be directed at it, as it has been."
Dover Paperback Recalls Damiya Bridge. There were no
Israeli casualties in those incidents,
Stories of Lancelot,
imunnumniu mmunu unniumummummuniu minoun nu ynnuuminu muni nnumu niunainnumurg.
the spokesman said.
United Nations observers were
Trictram and Percival
notified after an army vehicle
King Arthur and his knights are struck a mine east of the Suez
still among the best-loved chil- Canal near the Small Bitter Lake,
dren's heroes. Their adventures seriously injuring a soldier. Tracks
have been told and re-told by gen- and other evidence indicated that
erations of story-tellers, but never an Egyptian band of about nine
SEE OR CALL
more successfully than by Howard commandos crossed the canal by
Pyle (1853-1911), the American boat and planted mines in the area.
author and illustrator. Pyle's four-
The other soldier was injured in a
volume re-creation of the Arthur- fierce exchange of fire Sept. 25 be-
ian legend brings to life in words tween Israeli and Jordainian posi-
and pictures, all the wondrous tions at Umm Shurt north of the
deeds and magical exploits of
Arthur and I his bravest knights.
("Israel's ambassador to the
Dover Publications, which has United Nations, Yosef Tekoah, sent
published the first volume a letter to Security Council presi-
in the series, "The Story of King dent George Ignatieff of Canada
1350 N. Woodward Birmingham
Arthur and His Knights," has just accusing Egypt of aggression at the
reprinted another, "The Story of canal and saying that "There can
the Champions of the Round Ta- no longer be any doubt that United
Arab Republic authorities are sup-
pressing the truth when they pre-
tend they have no knowledge of
these military actions.")
The foreign ministry announced
that Israel has protested to Sec-
retary General U Thant that
United Nations cease-fire officials
in Jerusalem have exceeded the
scope of their mission by trans-
mitting to the secretary-general
a petition signed by several hun
dred West Bank Arabs.
A ministry spokesman said that
When Printing a Newspaper,
the cease-fire observers have no
standing except on the demarcation
Large or Small
lines between the sides and "there
Publishers Need Both .. .
is no need for them to act as post-
men." The petition to Thant pur-
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Travelers returning to Israel ter-
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King Hussein has decided once
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again to take a tough line toward
the terrorist gangs using Jordanian
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units to fight the terrorists from
within and has expelled the El
Fatah commander, Abu Arm-
Yassir Araffat, from Jordan.
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