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April 11, 1969 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-04-11

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Rocket Fire Cracks Over Eilat, Aqaba



(Continued from Page 1)

boring Mar Ruppin, a military
On the Suez Canal front, a two-
tween the two nations that th eir ! spokeman
reported Israeli forces hour artillery clash occurred be-
respective Gulf of Eilat pa its returned the fire in both cases.
tween Israeli and Egyptian forces
would be kept out of the war zo ne.
A hand grenade
at an I ast Friday. A military spokesman
Control of the area figured cr it- Israeli refrigerated thrown
truck as it said Israeli gunners scored direct
ically as one of the factors lea d- passed through Gaza Sunday
on an Egyptian tanker lying
ex-
ing to the 1967 war.
ploded behind the vehicle and at Port Suez and on a tank and
As Jordan's sole lifeline to th e caused no casualties or damage. that Egyptian bunkers were de-
sea, Aqaba is vitally important to A military spokesman said sev- stroyed.
its economy and armed force
eral suspects have been detain-
The spokesman said Israeli
Food, oil and heavy milita ry ed.
forces suffered no casualties be-
equipment are funneled into th e
Reports of a 35-minute mortar cause of the quality of their de-
country through it, and King Hu s- ' and
tank duel along the Israel- fense positions. Egyptian sources
sein, aware of its vulnerabilit
claimed that heavy casualties and
n cease-fire Sunday
were not d amage were inflicted on the Is-
has tried to keep it out of the zo ne confirmed
by Israeli sources.
A r aeli side during the exchange.
of Israel-Jordan fighting.

Jordanian spokesman in Amman
Eilat was back to normal afte r claimed that Israeli gunners had , t They admitted that an Egyptian
the attack, and many holiday :started the shooting and
anker was hit.
that Jor-
makers continued to arrive in danian
A Haifa student was slightly
fire destroyed an
the hot and sunny Negev city • Israeli return
injured last week when a group
halftrack
and inflicted
to lie on the beaches and coo I casualties.
of sightseers of which he was

themselves in the waters.

A kerosene tank at Jerusalem's
When the Katyusha attack b e- ' Kalandia
Airport was damaged
by
ran at 3:40 a.m., reports JTA , an explosion
which shattered win-
Tel- Aviv correspondent Yitzha k dows in nearby
buildings at day-
Shargil, people in pajamas an d break Saturday. Israeli officials
Carrying blankets dashed for she 1.!
said there were no signs of sabo-
ters. Eilat was immediately blac k-! tage and denied
a claim made by
ed out, but lights continued to ! the El Fatah
Amman that the
shine in Arava, which is visibl e explosion was in the
work of sabo-
from -various points in Eilat.
teurs. The blast was attributed to
"Every four or five minutes, a a build-up of pressure in pipelines
volley of three or four shells ex - carrying gasoline.
ploded," reported Shargil. "On e
Kalandia Airport. in
exploded near a synagogue, an - seized from Jordan during the
other wrecked one flat where th e June 1967 war, is used mainly for
baby was injured. The baby wa s • local flights. The United Nations
flown to Tel Aviv for eye surgery plane used by the chief UN truce
"Other shells whistled over th e observer, Lt.
Bull. was
Queen of Sheba Hotel and explud - I parked at the Gen. Odd
at the time
ed in the city's center near WIZ O of the explosion airport
but did not sustain
(Women's International Zionist Or - damage.
ganIzation) institutions and a park
An Israeli military spokesman
ing lot.
said that six Arab infiltrators
“Eilat is crowded with visitors
were
killed in the Golan Heights
who spent the night on the warm
last Saturday when they were
sand. Luckily, they were un-
in an apparent attempt to
hurt," said Shargil. "Eilat has
steal sheep or cattle. lie said the
a hippie and beatnick popula-
marauders opened fire at a point
tion. They were seen during the
about six miles south of Kun-
attack strolling the streets with
eitra
on the Israel-Syrian demar-
their guitars. They simply did
cation line.
not know what to do."
A
spokesman reported that 15
When Israeli jets struck back,
heavy smoke was seen rising from mortar shells were fired into the
Neot
Hakikar settlement south of
the Aqaba area. The injured Is-
raelis were not reported in grave the Dead Sea last Saturday but
caused
no casualties or damage.
condition, but two were said to
have been seriously hurt. Others
were treated for minor injuries.
NEED A GOWN?
Repair work began immediately.
ZAt the United Nations, Ambas-
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sador Yosef Tekoah complained to
or Proms. 1500 After-5 shcrt
the Security Council against what
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and barbaric" attack. "In self-
SHANDEL'S
defense, Israel took air action to
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from the area of the Jordanian
city of Aqaba" his note said.)

.111x



Israel claimed after its retalia-
tion attack that the Arab rock-
ets were triggered from an em-

placement in the courtyard of

the girls' school in Aqaba. Am-
man charged that the air raid

preceded the rocket attack and

that the rockets were fired from

the hills outside the town.

Jordan charged that eight per-
sons were killed and nine wound-
ed when Israeli planes drilled
rockets into the girls' school, a
church, poliCe station and several

homes.
Tuesday night both neighboring
municipalities observed blackouts.
Israeli and Jordanian forces
traded artillery fire Wednesday
along the Jordan River cease-fire
line.

The exchange of fire, which
also involved mortars, took place
north of the; Allenby Bridge near
the Sea oft Galilee and lasted
some 25 minutes.

Israeli patrols were attacked
Sunday near Maoz Chaim and Ash-
dod Yaacov in the Beisan Valley
region. The fire was returned, and
there were no casualties, a mili-
tary spokesman said. An Israeli
Arab from Beersheba, 22-year-old
Suleiman Rizek, was wounded by
gunshots in ;the West Bank of
Ramallah. Police were investigat-
ing but reported no arrests.
A settler of Maoz Chaim was
wounded Monday in a bazooka
attack from across the Jordanian
border. On Israeli patrol was also
attacked in the vicinity of neigh-

!THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 11, 1969—S

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe 1 What is normal is at once most
Dayan had narrowly escaped 1 convenient, most honest, and most
death at the hands of Arab com- wholesome.
—Frederic Amiel.

mandos the preceding Wednesday. i

Cairo radio reports said Dayan
was driving to Nablus on the
Israeli-occupied west bank of the
Jordan when the commandos
opened up first with stones, then
rifle fire. The report said Dayan
was not hurt.

a member came under Jordan-
attack near El Hamma
which is close to the three-
border junction of Israel, Jor-
dan and Syria.

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The visitors had arrived in a
umber of buses and private cars
nd
were standing on the main
r
oad when fire began from the Jor-
d
tr anian side of the Yarmuk River
v ibutary of the Jordan River. The
isitors included women and chil-
d ren on a holiday sightseeing trip.
All of the visitors took shelter.
Israeli forces in the area returned

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