TEL AVIV (Oct. 12)
The tenth attack by Jordanians within the last ten days took place today when an Israeli police patrol was fired on in the Beit Naballah area, southeast of Tel Aviv.
Yesterday Arab marauders killed a Jewish settler in an attack on the Neve Ilan collective settlement, near Jerusalem, An observer from the United Nations truce observation staff is investigating the incident. One of the settlers, who came on the scene after the marauders fled, said that their tracks led to Jordan territory.
Egyptian forces tried last week to penetrate the demilitarized Givat Rachel zone and were repulsed, an Israel military spokesman reported today. He emphasized that the attacks “severely violated the armistice agreement” and expressed “astonishment” that the chairman of the Mixed Armistice Commission, who was informed of the raids, “had not acted accordingly.”
Meanwhile, U. N. truce chief Gen. Bennike paid a visit to the Givat Rachel area, located along the Israel-Egyptian frontier. The car in which he was traveling to the settlement collided with an Israel civilian vehicle, but no one was hurt.
Several international air carriers–including KLM, BOAC, Sabena, Swissair Scandinavian–are considering by-passing Israel’s Lydda Airport and using Cyprus instead, owing to an ultimatum extended by the Lebanese Government, which warned that carriers using Lydda Airport will not be extended landing facilities in Beirut. Philippine Airlines has decided to use Beirut Airport on its Far East-European route, by-passing Lydda.