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Israeli Killed when Syrians Fire on Lake Tiberias Village

An Israeli policeman was killed and a civilian injured today when Syrian forces opened fire from their positions on a group of Israel workmen at Tei Katzira, on the eastern bank of Lake Tiberias. The Syrians fired only a few rounds and then ceased action.

Subsequently, Syrian authorities announced that Israel had been massing forces in the vicinity and had attacked a Syrian village in the demilitarized zone, withdrawing after an exchange of fire. They said they would file a complaint with the Israel-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission.