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Page 4-Friday, July 17, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Israeli jets
blast Lebanese
strongholds

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BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)-Evading
SAM-7 missiles, Israeli warplanes
blasted Palestinian strongholds in
southern Lebanon yesterday and
demolished five highway bridges.
The two-hour wave of bombing and
rocket attacks came a day after the
guerrillas pounded northern Israel with
the heaviest rocket barrage in eight
years, killing three Israeli civilians.
THE AIR RAIDS were followed
within hours by further Palestinian
rocketing of northern Israel and Israeli
return-fire, the Israeli military said. No
casualties were reported in the ex-
change.
Lebanese reporters said 20 bodies
were recovered from bomber-out
houses in the crowned Ein el-hilwah
Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon,
where Israeli jets made direct hits on
the regional offices of four Palestinian.
groups.
Israeli jets, using decoy balloons,
dodged scores of shoulder-fired SAM-7
heat-seeking Strella missiles in'
repeated bombing and strafing runs on
Em el-Hilwah, where 23,541 refugees
are registered, according to reporters
Edmond Chadid and Nabih Basho.
WITNESSES SAID several fires were
burning at camp, 25 miles south of
Beirut, and "dozens of bodies were
buried in the rubble" of devastated
houses.
In Tel Aviv, the Israeli military
command said its warplanes reported
"accurate hits" on regional headquar-
ters of the Popular Democratic Front
for the Liberation of Palestine,
PDELP, in Damour and the Iraqi-
sponsored Arab Liberation Front, ALF,
in Sidon.
Also hit, it said, were "organizational
training and jumping-off points" used
by the gureeillas south of the port city
of Tyre.
THE ISRAELI communique said the
warplanes destroyed three bridges on
the Zabrani River and two on the Litani

River which has been used by guerrilla
reinforcements moving south toward
the Israeli border.
Lebanese newsmen reporting from
the stricken areas said two major
bridges on southern Lebanon's
Mediterranean highway were
demolished, cutting off the major ports
of Sidon and Tyre from the rest of
southern Lebanon.
Two other smaller bridges in
Qaqaiyah and Khardali on the Litani
River were knocked out along with the
Abdel Nasser bridge which links
Basbaya and other guerrilla bases in
the foothills of Mount Hermon with the
eastern Bekaa Valley and the Syrian
border, according to the reporters'
telephoned reports.
THE ISRAELI jets also struck at
guerrilla bases around the fishing town
of Damour, 12 miles south of Beirut and a
cluster of guerrilla-controlled villages
around the bombed-out market towns of
Nabatiyeh, 10 miles north of the Israeli
frontier.
It was the fourth major Israeli air
strike in less than a week at Arafat's
main Middle East power base. The PLO
said 30 guerrillas and Lebanese
villagers were killed and 120 wounded
in the three previous attacks Friday,
Sunday and Tuesday.
Israeli reorted three civilians killed
and 13 wounded in its northern towns of
Nahariya and Kiryat Shmona by a
barrage of more than 100 Soviet-made
Katyuska rockets fired from guerrilla
bases in southern Lebanon Wednesday
night.
ISRAELI TELEVISION described it
as the heaviest such shelling since the
1973 Middle East War. The PLO said
the barrage was a retaliation for the
previous air attacks.
Israeli government ministers vowed
to pursue the guerrillas to "the end of
the world" as the three victims were
buried in Haifa and the northern
Mediterranean resort of Nahariya

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
In-party disagreements may
further delay Polish election
WARSAW, Poland - Political infighting between hardliners and
moderates at Poland's extraordinary Communist Party Congress may delay
the re-election of middle-road party leader Stanislaw Kania, congress sour-
ces said yesterday.
Observers had expected Kania to win re-election on the opening day of
the congress Tuesday, but he now faces challenges from six others in an
election delayed until after delegates choose a new governing Central Com-
mittee.
Diplomats said the unpredictability of the new committee posed another
worry for Moscow.
While the party struggle was underway in Warsaw, talks to avert a
strike by 40,000 Baltic coast dock workers broke down in the labor stronghold
of Gdansk. Solidarity labor union leaders went into emergency session to
decide whether to call a strike that would idle Polish ports.
Thatcher admits economic woes
contributed to Britain's riot
LONDON - Admitting for the first time that economic factors have con-
tributed to Britain's riots, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sent a top
cabinet minister to battle-scarred Liverpool yesterday to study conditions in
that riot-torn city.
Meanwhile, opposition shouts of "racist" rang out in the House of Com-
mons yesterday when anti-immigration campaigner Enoch Powell declared
that a rising non-white population would render many of Britain's great
cities "ungovernable."
Speaking during a special parliamentary debate on almost two weeks of
urban violence, mainly in high-immigrant districts, Powell said many
elderly Britons are "relieved that they are too old to see what lies ahead."
Opposition Labor Party legislators shouted "racist" and "bloody rub-
bish," in response to Powell's speech.
WWII Japanese-American
wants redress for survivors
WASHINGTON - A Japanese-American demanded yesterday that the
United States pay at least $25,000 redress to each of the survivors among
120,000 people of Japanese descent interned in World War II. But a
congressman insisted the country wouldn't support that.
"We Japanese Americans demand justice," Bert Nakano, spokesman
for the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations told a panel studying
the mass imprisonment that took place nearly 40 years ago.
But Rep. Dan Lungren, (R-Calif.), vice chairman of the Commission on
Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, cautioned Nakano and
other witnesses that "there certainly is not a body of support in Congress for
financial redress."
"I don't want to sit here and fool you, that Congress is going to do that or
that the mood of the country supports that," Lungren said. "I just want to
make sure that you don't feel that we are just going in circles and achieve no
purpose if, in fact, our recommendation is that monetary redress is not
deemed appropriate."
Fruit fly mission
falters for third time
LOS GATOS, Calif. - Bait laced with the pesticide malathion clogged
helicopter pumps yesterday as an aerial spraying mission to eradicate the
Mediterranean fruit fly bogged down for the third night ina row.
White House spokeswoman Karna Small, meanwhile, said the Federal
Emergency Management Agency was reviewing a letter from Gov. Edmund
Brown Jr. asking that three California counties be declared disaster areas.
She said the panel would submit its recommendations to the White House.
And criticism of Brown's assessment that the infestation was beyond
control began to mount among officials battling to keep the fruit fly in check.
State Dept. apologizes after
aide tapes closed meeting
WASHINGTON - The State Department has apologized to the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee after an aide to Secretary of State Alexander
Haig Jr. tape-recorded Haig's closed-door meeting with the panel without its
knowledge and against its rules.
Richard Fairbanks, assistant secretary of state for congressional af-
fairs, said yesterday the aide, Keith Schuette, had made no effort to conceal
the tape recorder during the meeting last week and had been unaware of the
committee's rules against recording executive sessions.
The committee protested the use of the tape recorder after a staff aide
discovered a tape cassette of the first half of Haig's testimony that Schuette
apparently had left behind inadvertently.

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