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New Incident on Israel-jordan Border; Israeli Guard Killed

The Israel authorities this week-end protested to the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission against the murder of an Israeli guard, the wounding of an Israeli Arab woman and the kidnapping of eight women and two children, all Israeli Arabs.

The incident occurred late last week near Beit Zafa, in the Jerusalem corridor, when the Israel Arab party, protected by the Jewish guard, went out to pick olives near the armistice lines. A party of seven Jordan soldiers captured the group, wounding one of the women in the party. They were all later released, except the wounded woman who is in a hospital in Jordan. The body of the Jewish guard was later found with seven bullets in the back.

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