JERUSALEM (Nov. 18)
The attempt yesterday by an Egyptian patrol to penetrate the Sinai Peninsula positions held by Israeli troops constituted a violation of the United Nations General Assembly cease-fire, the Israel Foreign Ministry charged tonight.
A six-man Egyptian patrol penetrated Israeli lines near the Mitleh Pass in Sinai yesterday. In the resultant clash five of the six Arabs were killed and the sixth was wounded and captured.
Meanwhile, fedayeen gangs attempting to escape from the Gaza strip to Jordan territory across the Negev continue to harrass communications and settlements. One gang attacked watchmen at the Gilat settlement yesterday afternoon and in the clash seven Arabs were killed and five captured.
Israel casualties from Arab marauders during the first ten months of this year were placed at 74 killed and 209 wounded in a government report issued today.