Syrians Fire on Israeli Fishermen at Lake Tiberias; One Wounded
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Syrians Fire on Israeli Fishermen at Lake Tiberias; One Wounded

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Syrian gun positions on the east bank of Lake Tiberias opened fire on Israel fishing boats today, wounding one fisherman.

This is the second time that Syrian gunners have attempted to interfere with Israeli fishing operations since December, 1955, when Israeli forces mounted a single sharp and deadly attack on Syrian artillery units which had been firing on Israeli fishermen and police patrol boats on the lake. In that raid the Israelis destroyed the machine gun nests and artillery emplacements before with drawing to their bases.

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