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December 06, 1968 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1968-12-06

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Israel Strikes at Iraqi, Jordanian
Commandos; Retaliates for Saboteurs'
51 Attacks on Settlements Since Nov. 22

An Israeli general staff offi-
the capture of a 17-member Arab
cer defined the strike as a
terrorist gang from Hebron be-
"strong air attack" intended to
lieved responsible for at least
"teach the Iraqis a lesson that
four acts of sabatage or attempt-
their attacks on Israeli settle-
ed sabotage. Ten were described
as "collaborators" who provided
ments will not go unpunished."
Earlier reports said Israeli ar-
saboteurs with food and shelter.
Two others are Hebronites who
tillery was also used against the
Iraqi targets. Later it was said
recently received training in Jor-
that only jets were involved.
dan.
Amman Radio claimed that
An Arab marauder was killed in
three Israeli planes were shot down a clash in the Golan Heights Sat-
by anti-aircraft fire. Amman had urday and an Israeli soldier was
a 30 minute air raid alert as Is- injured slightly Sunday when his
raeli planes reportedly buzzed the car struck a mine in the Jericho
capital. Amman reports said the region near the Jordan River. A
Israeli planes inflicted little dam- tool shed was blown up near the
age in their attacks because of village of Zarit on the Lebanon
heavy ground fire and a low cloud border. The Heights encounter took
cover.
place near the village of Kissfin
An Israeli communique said where an Israeli patrol surprised
Wednesday that the jet attacks a marauder in a Syrian Army uni-
were ordered because "Iraqi form,
forces have taken into their hands
Three Gaza residents, one a boy,
an increasing role in the offensive were killed by an Israeli army pa-
against Israel." It said that trol in Gaza Sunday after the pa-
"Iraqi artillery, without any valid trol was attacked with a hand gre-
cause, has been carrying the nade. Israeli soldiers ordered all
weight of attacks against Israeli persons to halt to be searched.
settlements in the Beisan and Jor- Some ran and the patrol fired in
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS dan Valleys, particularly on the the direction from which the gre-
22—Friday, December 6, 1968
night of Dec. 2-3."
nade came. A search of the area
According to Israeli intelli- yielded explosives.
gence reports, half the 10,000-
Three West Bank houses be-
man Iraqi force based in Jor-
longing to members of a 17-man
dan since the Six-Day War was
terrorist gang captured last week
equipped with heavy Soviet-sup-
were demolished Friday by
plied rockets and long range ar-
Army sappers. They were locat-
tillery. The Iraqis and Palestin-
ed in Hebron and a nearby vil-
ian commando groups were re-
lage. The gang members admit-
portedly operating independent-
ted detonating charges near the
ly of the Jordanian government.
is pleased to suggest
Machpela cave — Patriarch's
On the ground on Wednesday, ac-
Tomb—in Hebron and other acts
an extraordinary
cording to an Israeli spokesman, of sabotage, officials said
4 point plan
Jordanians used 81 millimeter mor-
Two El Fatah terrorists, one an
for every
tars to bombard an Israeli tractor Israeli Arab, received prison terms
station south of the Damiya Bridge. Friday in separate military court
No casualties were reported. Small trials. Haled Habiballah, 17, was
arms fire was reported Tuesday sentenced to four years, and Mah-
near the Allenby Bridge. Saboteurs moud Ben Muhammed El 'Heyk
from Jordan blew up a civilian was given a 30-year term. The Is-
age 65 and over
tractor near the Dead Sea Potash raeli, resident of an Arab village
. Lifetime pension (annuity) of
Works.
near Nazareth, was caught at the
6 to 18 percent, depending on
According to Israeli eyewitness Karameh base in Jordan during
age and sex.
accounts,
panic
stricken
residents
the Israeli blow at the base last
An immediate tax deduction
of Irbid, a town of nearly 100,000, spring. He confessed taking part
as a charitable contribution
started
evacuating
it
Tuesday
de-
in
several sabotage attempts in Is-
on U.S. Income Tax return of
spite appeals from Amman to stay. rael, all unsuccessful. The Jor-
22% to 40% of the gift, de-
pending on age.
Irbid was heavily damaged by danian was sentenced for sabotage
From 72% to 86% of your An-
Israeli long range artillery Sun- of a pumping station near the Tel
nuity will be entirely free of
day and Monday in retaliation for Aviv-Jerusalem highway.
income taxes.
heavy Jordanian attacks on Is-
Thirty young American voluh-
. A minimum of 50% of your
raeli settlements. Some 50 houses teers, some non-Jewish, unani-
gift—after 120 years—will go
were reportedly damaged. Long mously voted to stay in the Golan
to Israel to perpetuate your
lines of cars, horses, donkeys and Heights despite the loss of a right
name through the Histadrut
Scholarship Fund.
carts were seen leaving the city.
leg by Roberta Elizabeth Sherry
The Jordanian village of Kfar Nov. 27 when she stepped on a
AS FOR
Assad on the slopes of the Gil- mine while working on a banana
ead Mountains was also report- plantation near Shaar Hagolan.
edly wrecked by Israeli fire. As- One of their number, she is not
sad was a Jordanian army base
Jewish. The group was given the
1. The Histadrut Gift Annuity
and
was also used as a base by choice of continuing their work at
Fund is subject to the regula-
El Fatah marauders.
another kibutz.
tions of the New York State
The battles since Sunday along
Insurance Department.
The Moroccan Istiqal Party's
The Fund maintains legal re-
the Israel-Jordan front, the worst
newspaper Opinion reported that
serves for all annuity con-
and most serious since the June the Soviet Union has begun de-
tracts at the Chase Manhattan
1967 Arab-Israel war, followed an livering to Egypt 200 MIG-23
Bank, which is custodian and
Israeli commando raid Sunday that
fighters capable of carrying nu-
investment adviser of the
destroyed
two key bridges 37 miles
clear weapons. A Rabat radio
Fund.
inside Jordanian territory. Accord- broadcast said the MIGs are
ing to Israel's announcement of more maneuverable than the 50
the action, it was intended as a
F-4 Phantom jets that the U.S.
warning following King Hussein's is selling to Israel. Opinion quot-
Nov. 16 agreement with the ter-
ed sources it said were close to
rorists that apparently gave Pal- the Cairo government as saying
estinian commando groups a free
the MIGs are "only a security
hand for raids and sabotage
measure and a deterrent to Is-
it is clearly in your interest
against Israel.
raeli use of atomic weapons in
to arrange for a Histadrut Gift
Israel reported 51 incidents since an eventual attack." Israeli
Annuity that will bring you
then along the cease fire line and
sources said Sunday that nego-
benefits for the rest of your
inside Israel-held territory. Israeli
life.
tiations in Washington for the
sources said the current fighting
sale of the Phantoms are nearly
has not changed the military bal-
complete.
ance in the region which they con-
Defense Minister Dayan report-
sider heavily in their favor.
ed to the Knesset that Jordan had
A five-man Arab guerrilla band opened fire on Israeli positions
was wiped out in an encounter more than 30 times since last
with an Israeli patrol near El week's agreement between King
Hamma in the Golan Heights, Hussein and the principal guer-
close to the Jordanian border, a rilla groups operating from Jor-
UN 4-7094
military
spokesman reported. Is- danian soil. He said that the agree-
19161 Schaefer, Detroit 48235
rael authorities also announced ment, which made no mention of

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—Israeli jets struck
positions in Jordan Wednesday as
artillery battles raged along the
cease fire demarcation line. The
jets' target was the Iraqi force, es-
timated at 10.000 strong, stationed
in northwest Jordan, whose heavy
artillery and rockets have been
bombarding Israeli settlements in
the Jordan and Beisan Valleys for
the pats four days.
Israel announced that one of its
planes—a French-built Super Mys-
tere Jet—crashed in Jordan but
its pilot bailed out over Israeli
territory and was hospitalized for
his injuries. An Israeli spokesman
said all other planes returned safe-
ly to their bases. He listed their
targets as Iraqi troop concentra-
tions and concentrations of ar-
mored and other vehicles, radar
stations and other installations east
of Irbid and in the vicinity of Maf-
raq. Irbid is Jordan's second larg-
est city. Mafraq is a major road
injunction 30 miles northeast of
Amman, the capital.

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the cease-fire between Israel and
Jordan, greatly aggravated the sit-
uation along the demarcation line
giving the marauders virtually a
free hand against Israel so long as
they recognized the authority of
the Hussein regime and obeyed ;
Jordanian law. Gen. Dayan spoke!
in reply to an agenda motion pre-;
sented by Gideon Hausner, of the
Independent Liberal faction, on the
role of Iraqi troops stationed in
Jordan since the June 1967 war.
Dayan said the Iraqis should be
considered part of the general
framework of the Jordanian army.
Their main importance was in the
creation of an "Eastern Com-
mand" headed by an Iraqi gen-
eral and designed to defend Jor-
dan from a possible Egyptian take-
over attempt, but it did not ab-
solve the Iraqis of guilt in aiding
and training Arab commandos,
Gen. Dayan said. He rejected a
proposal by Hausner to warn Iraq
that it should not consider itself

safe from reprisals because of its
distance from Israel.
President GamaI Abdel Nas-
ser of Egypt declared Monday
that an Israeli spy network in
Egypt that was served by some
Egyptians had been smashed, ac-
cording to reports received here.
Col. Nasser told an emergency
meeting of the 1,700-member Na-
tional Congress of the Arab So-
cialist Union the country's only le-
gal political party, that any Egyp-
tian "who became involved with Is-
rael" and was compelled to be-
have as a traitor would not be pun-
ished if he surrendered within 30
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