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February 21, 1969 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-21

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Arab Countries Are Supplying Soviet Arms to Terrorists—Tekoah

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (JTA) Mohammed el-Zayat, said that actions along the Canal. "Hostile
—Israel protested against a re- the go-ahead has been given for actions constitute a two-way
sumption of shooting attacks by a new survey of the southern half street," he said. "The Egyptian
Egyptians across the Suez Canal of the canal with a view to ex- command must surely realize by
now that there is a line beyond
cease-fire line and charged that tricating the trapped vessels.
Israeli sources said that any new which it is unwise to move if they
Egypt had "come out openly in full
support" of Arab guerrilla opera- proposals to free the ships had to wish to avoid Israeli reaction.
tions.
be submitted through Lt. Gen. They are very close to that line."
They noted that Israel agreed Israeli jets Monday attacked
The concern of Israel was spelled Bull.
out in two letters to the February 13 months ago that the ships Arab guerrilla positions in Jordan
should
be freed via the southern in retaliation for a bazooka and
president of the Security Council,
Andre Berard of France, from exit, but the Egyptians prepared to automatic rifle fire attack. No Is-
raelis were injured, a military
Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah. dredge the northern reaches of the
spokesman said. In another inci-
The envoy charged that Egypt, waterway without obtaining Is- dent, an Israeli soldier was killed
Jordan and Syria were providing rael's consent as stipulated by the when an Army vehicle struck a
training areas, instructors and cease-fire agreements. After Israe- Golan Heights mine.
Soviet-supplied weapons to the ter- its fired on an Egyptian survey
The planes attacked snipers hid-
orists. The envoy said that Egyp- launch, the survey was called off den in vegetation along the east
tians troops had fired repeatedly and no further attempts have been bank of the Jordan River after a
on Israeli forces on the Suez Canal made to free the ships.
patrol had been their target near
Sen. Stuart Symington (D.310.), Tirat Zevi in the southern Beisan
east bank since Feb. 5 and that 18
mines were discovered in one day chairman of the Senate armed Valley.
this week at points along the canal. services committee, stopped over
Elsewhere, a number of Katyu-
He charged that Egypt was endan- in Israel briefly on a fact-find- sha rockets were fired Sunday eve-
gering security and undermining ing mission to the area and con- ning at Israeli forces near the Al-
ferred with Foreign Minister lenby Bridge over _the Jordan.
MidEast peace efforts.
There were no injuries. Israel de-
Abba Eban.
Tekoah cited reports by Lt. Gen.
Sen. Symington was accompani- nied a report by El Fatah corn-
cease-
Odd Bull, chief of the UN
fire observation t e a m, which ed by Maj. Gen. John Murphy, di- mandos in Cairo that their guerril-

it open, in which case their handi- mine or to approach it but to no-
work would be easily detectable tify a teacher or policemen. The
and the prospective victims fore- placards have also been posted in
public places for the information
warned.
The paving work is being done of the population.
Some months ago, when there
under the direction of defense au-
was an epidemic of "button
thorities. A defense ministry
bombs"
in Jerusalem, instruction
spokesman said that the expendi-
in identification of the lethal
ture for this was "large" but he
weapons was given in classrooms
refused to reveal the amount. Min-
a n d children w ere warned
istry officials declined to specify
against handling strange objects.
what type of paving was being put
down other than to say it was the
Five Israeli Arabs of the Moslem
"usual" type.
village of Umm el Fahem were
Defense ministry officials flat- found guilty by a Lydda military

ly declined to discuss the electronic
fence which Israel has erected
along areas of its borders to pre-
vent terrorist infiltration or to give
any indications of the heavy costs
involved in the installation and
maintenance of the protective de-
vice. The fence has been described
as highly effective in keeping in-
filtrators out.
In another move to reduce in-
jury and damage from terrorist-
planted landmines and bombs, the
ministry of education has distri-
buted placards in all schools with
Tekoah said testified to the "total rector of the legislative liaison be las ambushed and killed Sunday a photographs and drawings of vari-
restraint" of Israeli forces in the tween the U.S. Air Force and the seven-man Israeli patrol on the ous types of mines, descriptions of
them and how they have been de-
face of the shootings. He said the U.S. Senate, and Arthur Kuhl, West Bank.
The Soviet-made K a t y u s h a signed to detonate. The children
sniping mining and incursions into chief clerk of the Senate Foreign
re-
rocket-launcher,
a
highly
mobile
are admonished not to touch a
Sinai by Arab terrorists followed Relations Committee. Eban

tribunal of membership in an un-
derground organization that made
contact with El Fatah terrorists.
The five youths told the court, "We

acted like children and are sorry
for what we did," and asked for
mercy. Three got five years in pri-
son; the sentences of two others
were postponed until a report on
them is filed with the court.
Unrest broke out again Monday
in the occupied territories. Israeli
troops subdued rioting students in
Gaza; many were arrested and sev-
eral given hospital treatment. High

school students, mainly girls, dem-
onstrated in the West Bank towns

of Ramallah and Jericho, shouting
anti-Israel slogans. No injuries
were reported.

"warlike declarations" by Egyp- portedly explained to the visitors deadly weapon, figured in wide- 36—Friday, February 21, 1969
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
spread attacks on Israeli civilian
tion President Nasser in which why Israel saw no immediate dan- settlements. Maj. Gen. Chaim
Nasser stressed Egyptian inten- • ger of a renewed outbreak of full
tions to pursue terrorist tactics and scale warfare in the Middle East. Bar-Lev, chief of staff of Israel's
approved guerrilla rejection of the He also reiterated Israel's peace armed forces, visited the new
Security Council's Nov. 1967 reso- . aims which are a contractual immigrant township of Mitzpa
lution for mideast peace. settlement with each of its Arab Ramon deep in the Negev, which
In a related development, the neighbors freely negotiated be- was the target Friday of the first
Katyusha rocket attack launched
Israeli newspaper Haaretz re- tween the parties concerned.
from Israeli soil. Hitherto Arab
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Israeli officials said that be- les W. Yost, the U.S. envoy to the Kimche suffered a fatal heart sei-
tween June 6, 1967, and Dec. 31, UN Eban indicated that Israel has zure as a result of the explosions.
1968, there were 1,288 acts of sabo- told the U.S. it views with concern In Poria, a woman was injured by
tape and border incidents. Of the current delay in the Jarring shell
A new,
et splinters.
launcher was
used larger
— the rock-
240-
these, 920 took place in the West mission which it attributed to poli-
Bank, with 166 in the Egyptian tical maneuvering by France and millimeter
Katyusha.
Previously,
133- millimeter Katyushas w e r e
sector, 37 in the Syrian region, 35 other nations.
fire
fired.
Dr. Jarring has indicated that he
near Lebanon and 130 in the Gaza
Mitzpa Ramon, with a popula-
Strip. Israel puts its losses for the will not resume his mission unless tion of 3,000, lies some 70 mil es
period at 234 soldiers and 47 civi- something substantive emerges south
sou of
es Beersheba and l es s than
lians killed, 765 soldiers and 330 from the current bi-lateral UN 40 mil
from the Jordanian bor-
civilians wounded. The State lost talks among the Big Four (U.S.,
nearly 800 men during the Arab- I Britain, Russia and France) aimed der.
The
rocket
attack caused
little
damage, but Israeli
Army units
at possible full-scale talks on a were investigating how marauders
Israel war of 1967.
Mideast settlement.
managed to cross the border,

Thant Responds to Jordanian
Request, Asks Israeli Report
on Status of Jerusalem

was
said
to of
be progress
so disappoint-
ed He
over
the
lack
that penetrate Israeli soil to a point less

was considering the resumption than 10 miles from the village,
he
fire their two rockets and escape.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The for- of his post as Sweden's ambassa- The Katyusha is light and can be
eign ministry confirmed that Unit- dor to the Soviet Union. He re- transported by truck.
ed Nations Secretary General U portedly does not want to return to
A military spokesman reported
Thant has asked Israel to report the MidEast unless he carries a that an Israeli patrol came under
on progress made toward imple- new endorsement of his mission machinegun fire from Jordanian
menting the Security Council's and substantive guidelines from territory in the northern Beisan
May 21, 1967, resolution demand- the major powers.
Valley today. The patrol and other
ing the repeal of all steps taken to Sinai Commander, Dayan
Israeli forces returned the fire.
integrate and unify East and West Warn Egypt of Reprisals
Two soldiers and a civilian work-
Jerusalem. Thant's note was sent for Sniping and Mining
ing with the Israeli Army were in-
after Jordan's UN envoy Muham- , TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel's de- jured when a military vehicle
med H. el-Farra asked him last tense minister and the commander struck a mine in a Gaza street.
week to furnish the Council with a of its military forces in the Sinai Two soldiers were also injured
report on implementation of the served notice on Egyptian author- when an Army vehicle hit a mine
measure. Thant was also asked to ities that the continued escalation in the Negev. A hand-grenade
request that Israel rescind without of sniping and mining incidents thrown in Nablus missed an army
delay various measures that would along the Suez Canal would pro- truck but struck a local car, injur-
make Israeli law applicable to busi- yoke retaliation. ing seven local Arabs.
Gen. Dayan said Friday, "We
nesses and professional endeavors
Two Isralei fighter-bombers Fri-
shall not remain silent, we will re- day attacked and "silenced" Jor-
in East Jerusalem.
The ministry said that the Thant act if these provocations persist." danian gun emplacements report-
letter was "being studied." The Several Israeli soldiers have been ed to have fired bazooka shells at

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May 21 resolution required Thant wounded by sniper fire across the a border patrol in the northern
to submit a progress report to the canal in recent days and there has Beisan Valley.
Security Council. Prime Minister been an increase in the number of
Roads in the border areas
Levi Eshkol and other members of minings, although the later have where Arab terrorists are most
the government have said that the not caused any deaths so far. Gen. active are being paved to prevent
unification of Jerusalem is irrevo- Dayan said it was possible that the booby-trapping aimed at Is-
local Egyptian commanders, not raeli border police patrols. The
cable.
Official circles denied reports Cairo, were responsible for the in- paving makes impossible the fav-
in several newspaper that Israel cidents. He said, "I appeal to the orite terrorist trick of scooping
had received a request to free 15 top level command to end these out a hole in a dirt or crushed
merchant ships that have been provocations lest the situation stone road, planting a contact
stranded in the Suez Canal since deteriorate along that front."
mine and carefully covering up
Maj. Gen. Haim Herzog warned, the spot. Israeli police casualties
the June 1967 Arab-Israel war
via the canal's- southern exit. in a Jerusalem radio interview from such mines have been high.
The terrorists cannot plant mines
According to reports from Cairo, Saturday, that Israel was prepared
Egyptian government spokesman I to reply to Egyptian military on a paved road unless they break

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