Vol. LXXXIV, No. 27-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 14, 1974
on the road
Egyptian president accepts
invitation for talks in U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt M-Presi-
dent Nixon rode by train across
the Egyptian countryside with
President Anwar Sadat to this
Mediterranean resort yesterday,
cheered all the way from Cairo by
throngs estimated by Egyptian of-
ficials to number 3.5 million.
Nixon and Sadat rode in an open
AP Photo railroad car on a train that had to
PRESIDENT NIXON and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat exchange comments slow down several times along the
on the sights of the port city of Alexandria yesterday. Hundreds of thousands 140-mile route because of crowds
of Egyptians turned out to greet Nixon on his motorcade tour through the city. surging onto the tracks. The two
rab gueril lasattempt
TEL AVIV UP)-Four Arab guerrillas
who Palestinian sources said wanted to
mar President Nixon's Middle East trip
slipped into an Israeli settlement yester-
day, killed three women and wounded
three men, then perished from gunfire
and explosives, officials reported.
The raid on the settlement of Shamir,
just south of the Golan Heights, was the
third such attack in as many months.
It raised the Israeli death toll from the
raids to 49.
OFFICIALS said the guerrillas planned
to hit the settlement's dining hall, where
some of the 470 residents were eating
breakfast, but were intercepted before
they could strike. The gunmen were
planning to take hostages and demand
the release of 10 captive guerrillas in
Israeli jails, the government said.
Initially, the military command said
three guerrillas took part in the attack
and were gunned down or blown to
pieces by their own explosives during a
gun battle with Israeli soldiers and arm-
ed civilians. A later communique said,
however, that security forces and path-
ologists had pieced together dismem-
bered parts of four gunmen.
In Beirut the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-General Com-
mand claimed credit for the attack and
said it was "our reaction to the Nixon
visit to the Arab world."
"THAT IS HOW every Arab should
receive Nixon, the chief imperialist in
the world," said spokesman Abul Abbas.
He said ;he guerrilla group was deter-
mined to "mar every attempt to beautify
the ugly American face" and to nego-
tiate with Israel only through bullets
and suicide operations.
The attack came after Nixon was
cheered by enthusiastic throngs on his
arrival Wednesday in Egypt.
There was no immediate comment on
the raid from the President.
ISRAELI OFFICIALS said the terror-
ists slipped across the border from
Lebanon, out Abbas claimed they oper-
ated from a base within Israel.
The Israeli military command reported
guerrillas in southeast Lebanon 'shelled
Israeli positions near Mt. Hermon, part
of the disengagement zone in the Syrian-
Israeli pact worked out by United States
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The
::ommand said Israeli guns returned the
fire and poured shells into Lebanon.
A Lebanese report said the shelling
lasted three hours and was started by
the Israelis, who attempted to set up
positions in the eastern foothills of Mt.
AMONG THE WOMEN killed in the
raid on the Israeli honey producing
settlement of Shamir was a volunteer
worker from New Zealand.
"They came through the kibbutz fields
looking like hippies, with long hair and
bright-colored headbands, but as soon
as they saw Judy, they shot and killed
her," an Israeli television cameraman
quoted ex-paratrooper Uzi Zur as saying.
"Shooting her like that was a mis-
take. As soon as the kibbutzniks heard
the firing, they ran for their guns and
that meant the end for the terrorists."
ONE GUERRLLA was shot dead as
he headed toward the children's house
and another, injured by gunfire, crawled
behind a truck and was killed in an
explosion that demolished the vehicle,
The third guerrilla had escaped into
the honey factory where two kibbutz
wives were working.
"We held our fire. We were afraid
the women might get hurt," Zur recalled
in the cameraman's report.
TROOPS AND kibbutz members open-
ed fire after the terrorist answered calls
for negotiation by tossing grenades from
a window and automatic fire inside the
building indicated the women had been
When the shooting and an explosion
were over, only fragments of the guer-
rilla's body were found. Speaking of him
and the man who died behind the truck,
Zur was quoted as saying:
"It would only be speculation to say
whether they killed themselves or were
killed by our people," Zur said.
MAJ. GEN. Raphael Eytan, chief of
the northern command, said the ter-
rorists had planned to use guns, gre-
nades and explosives on the kibbutz din-
ing hall where some of Shamir's 470
residents were eating breakfast.
The raid was the latest since Pales-
tinian suicide squads attacked the fron-
tier towns of Qiryat Shmonah and Maalot,
where 46 Israelis were killed, 31 of them
children, and 89 wounded. Yesterday's
bloodshed raised the toll to 49 civilians
massacred and 92 wounded.
leaders then rode through Alexan-
dria in a motorcade.
THEY WERE cheered by slum dwel-
ers in Cairo's outskirts at the ouset
of the 3 I-hour train trip, farmers in
their fields in the Nile Delta, peasants
on camels and donkeys and hundreds
of thousands of others who had formed
in massive bunches all the way to
In this city, people lined the streets,
stood on seawalls and even hung from
trees, shouting "Welcome! Welcome!"
and chanting "Nixon, Nixon, Nixon."
White House aides said the welcome
was beyond all their expectations.
"IT'S FANTASTIC, just fantastic,"
said Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler.
The turnout outdid the Cairo reception
on Wednesday when Egyptian officials
said two million Egyptians turned out
to greet Nixon at the start of what ap-
peared to be his most triumphal for-
The President held another in his
series of formal talks in a palace here
with Sadat and last night announced that
the Egyptian leader had accepted an
invitation to visit the United States some-
time before the end of this year.
NIXON SAID Sadat would be shown
not only Washington but other parts of
the United States as well.
"We will not be able to match certainly
what we have seen in the way of an-
tiquities . . . but I can assure you we
will do all the best to demonstrate .. .
that the American people have in their
hearts nothing but the greatest affection
for the Egyptian people."
At the state banquet the Nixons gave
for Egyptian leader and his wife, Sadat
called on Nixon to work even harder
on solving the remaining problems in
the MiddleEast. He added that he was
confident the President could find an
answer to the "intricate problems" that
still face the region.
SADAT DID not specifically mention
the need for an American answer to the
future of the Palestinians who are de-
manding a new nation in the Middle
Nixon said his visit to Egypt-the first
stop on his Middle East tour-has open-
ed the way for a rebirth of friendship
between the two nations.
This relationship, he added, "is one
we will treasure and trust will be passed
on to future generations."
"YOU CAN BE very sure that we have
learned so much from this civilization
. . . will profit from the series of dis-
cussions held in Cairo and Alexandria,"