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Syria Refuses to Check Incursions into Israel; Violence Continues

Acts of violence and sabotage continued along the Israeli-Syrian border today as the Syrian authorities reportedly rejected an Israeli demand through the United Nations staff that they check continued incursions of Syrian villagers into Israeli territory.

A pail of smoke covered the entire area around the Jewish settlement of Tel Azaziat this morning, the result of hundreds of brush fires set by infiltrators during the course of the night. Infiltrators crossed into Israeli territory last night at Kfar Giladi, where the Syrian, Lebanese and Israeli frontiers meet, and sabotaged the pumping station. Tracks made by the infiltrators indicated that they had come from Syrian territory.