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Israel Jeep Wrecked by Land Mine in Central Megev; Hand Grenades Thrown from Ambush

An Israel military jeep was wrecks during the week-end when it struck a land mine in the central Negev, a military spokesman disclosed here today. Hand grenades were simultaneously thrown at the jeep from ambush, he said, but the occupants escaped without casualties.

Two Arab constables attached to the Israel police force and one Arab soldier of the Israel Army were bound and forced across the Israel border today by members of the Jordan National Guard stationed in the Arab triangle area.

The incident started when a 70-year-old Arab shepherd was held up by three Jordan National Guardsmen from Kfar Anin, located south of Affula, who made off with 17 heads of sheep. The two Arab constables and the Arab soldier were sent to the scene of the attack and as they approached the area, were fired on by the Arab Guardsmen.

The Israelis returned the fire, whereupon the Jordan National Guard leader called on the three Israel Arabs to desist from further firing and come up to the frontier to settle the dispute amicably. When the three Israelis approached the border, they were overpowered by eight Jordanians who bound them carefully and took then to Efar Anin. An investigation has been launched.

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