Page 10-Saturday, June 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily
AAQBIYE, Lebanon - Israeli
commandos landing in darkness from
the air and sea devastated a
Palestinian seacoast base in this fishing
village yesterday. Israel called it a pre-
emptive attack on guerrillas planning
seaborne terror raids on Israel.
Abu Jihad, commander of Al Fatah
guerrillas in Lebanon, said the garrison
was caught off guard. He said its defen-
ders killed 10 Israelis and lost five
The military command in Tel Aviv,
however, said only two Israeli
lieutenants were killed and eight
raiders wounded in a brief but bloody
attack that destroyed what it said was a
guerrilla naval base. It said the at-
shells Palestinian base
tackers counted eight Palestinian
bodies and believed more were killed
when the Israelis dynamited the base.
INDEPENDENT United Nations
sources said four Israelis were killed.
Local hospital- officials said they saw
the bodies of five Palestinians.
"Of course they caught us off guard,"
said one of about 40 guerrillas milling
around the ruined camp later in the
day. "Everyone was asleep except for
two guards." ,
"More of us would have been killed if
we had been in the main house at the
time," said one of the defenders, poin-
ting to a bullet-scarred building in the
center of the walled compound. "We
were sleeping under the trees," said the
guerrilla. whorefused to be identified.
ISRAELI SPOKESMEN made no
mention of civilian casualties, but
residents near the battle site reported
shellfire leveled a home near the beach
and killed six people inside-a mother
and her five children.
An elderly Lebanese woman named
Masriam, the children's grandmother,
wandered aimlessly in bare feet,
trailing a white scarf and beating her-
self about the head with both hands in
When reporters tried to approach her
for further details, she screamed in a
hoarse voice, "Don't ask me. I've lost
JIHAD TOLD reporters 19 guerrillas
manned the outpost. The Israeli
military spokesman estimated the
number at 30 to 40. Jihad denied it was a
naval base or a staging area for attacks
on the Jewish state.
"This is not a major base at all. We
have some'people here just as we have
them scattered all around the area,"
said Jihad, No. 3 man in the heirarchy
of Al Fatah, largest guerrilla faction in
Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation
In Tel Aviv, the Israelis said they had
evidence the coastal base was being
used to prepare for attacks on Israel
"in the near future."
The attack on Aaqbiye, 20 miles north
of the Litani River, was the deepest
Israeli penetration since its March 15th
invasion of southern Lebanon in which
it occupied 500square miles south of the
The invasion, aimed at driving
guerrillas, out of the area, followed a
Palestinian terror raid near Tel Aviv in
which 35 Israelis died.
SYRIAN SOLDIERS of the Arab
peackeeping force in Lebanon man a
checkpoint just two miles north of
AAqbiye, but stayed out of this fight,
just as they did during the March in-
Palestinian spokesmen said the
Israelis destroyed two 16-foot motor
launches-the type used to support sea-
borne guerrilla actions against
Israel-and three buildings at the
camp, including a warehouse for food
The Israelis said they wrecked six
buildings, four fiberglass speedboats
and "a number" of rubber dinghies
used for surreptitious beach landings.
suspended jail term
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
Former State Sen. Arthur Cartwright
(D-Detroit), who confessed to altering a
$4.50 restaurant bill to claim $45.80 in
reimbursement from the state, was
sentenced in Ingham County Circuit
Court yesterday to a 90-day jail term,
which was immediately suspended, and
a $100 fine.
Cartwright pleaded guilty on May 16
to the lesser charge of a misdemeanor
after arranging a plea bargain with
state Attorney General Frank Kelley.
In return, Kelley agreed to drop eight
counts of felonious charges against
Cartwright, which could have brought
the Detroit Democrata possible 14-year
jail sentence. -
THE 68-YEAR-OLD ex-lawmaker,
who relinquished his seat last week as
another condition of the plea bargain,
became the second former Michigan
representative to be sentenced in the
Just several weeks ago, former state
Rep. Monte Geralds (D-Madison
Heights), who had been convicted of
embezzling $24,000 from a former law
client, was placed on two years
Cartwright was unavailable for
comment, but his attorney, Dennis Ar-
cher, praised yesterday's court ruling.
"CONSIDERING all the circumstan-
ces, that the Attorney General had su(
a strong case against us and that I
(Cartwright) was charged with eig
felonies, I am very happy because
think we did the best we could. After a
my client does not have to go to jail
Archer said Judge Thomas Brow
told the court he suspended the sente
ces because he said he felt Cartwrigl
had "suffered enough.'
THE DETROIT attorney denied ar
possibility of a pre-arranged deal be
ween Cartwright and the cour
claiming the judge's ruling was "une
Cartwright was charged with fiv
counts of the felony "uttering an
publishing"-the offense of signin
checks and not being able to account fc
them-by Kelley after a long ii
vestigation. Kelley assumed the cas
after a Detroit newsman noticed
discrepancy between the amountc
money in Cartwright's checking a
count and the value of the checks h
Cartwright, who became a stat
senator in 1966, has not announced an
decision concerning his future.
He will receive a $12,072 annual pe
sion as a 131/2-year veteran of the state
House and Senate.
U.S. protests Soviet
espionage in embassy
WASHINGTON (UPI)-The United
ny States struck back at the Soviet Union
A- yesterday in a war of words over
A, espionage charges, accusing the
x- Russians of making "a crude in-
trusion" into the U.S. Moscow embassy
ve by tunnel and chimney.
1d Provoked by public Soviet comments
1g on the celebrated chimney caper, the
or State Department took the unpreceden-
n- ted step of making public details of the
se protest note it sent the Soviet gover-
a nment last week.
"- THE EMBASSY told the ministry
e that it was instructed to protest this
1e crude instrusion into its chancery
e which was called totally unacceptable
and counter to efforts to improve.
y relations between the two countries,"
department spokesman John Trattner
°s told reporters.
Normally, the State Department
never releases the contents of such
diplomatic notes and does not discuss
the details of any alleged spy operation,
as it did yesterday.
The author of the Declaration of
Independence was Thomas Jeffer-
son, but few Americans knew this
untilthe fact appeared in a newspa-
per in 1784, according to the National
The flap originated May 25 when U.S.
electronics experts, sweeping the
Moscow embassy for "bugs,"
discovered electronic eavesdropping
devices inside a chimney.
U.S. OFFICIALS said the experts
traced wires from the devices down the
chimney, through a tunnel to some sort
of monitoring control room in a neibh-
boring apartment building.
The U.S. government protested
through the usual private diplomatic
channels and, on Thursday, the Soviet
Tass news agency replied by calling the
protest an effort to divert attention
from U.S. electronic spying operations
based in the embassy.
Tass claimed this charge had been
made formally ina counter-protest note
and said that, if the United States did
not drop the matter, Moscow would up
the ante by publishing "documentary
evidence" on the U.S. spy effort.
"Tass has its facts wrong," Trattner
said in making the U.S. counter-
counter-attack. "No such represen-
tation has been received by the State
Department as of now."
He called Tass spy allegations "ab-
surd" but said they compelled the
United States to release "the substan-
ce" of its original May 31 protest note.
The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at MLB 3
Saturday, June 10
BRING ME THE BEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
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