TEL AVIV (Jun. 29)
Israel sources charged today that Syrian gunners ignored repeated United Nations observer appeals to quit shooting yesterday after their fire wounded an Israel border policeman, making it impossible to bring aid to the wounded man who died later.
The sources said that the firing lasted 75 minutes and that after the wounded Israeli finally was reached, he died en route to a hospital.
Israeli members of the nearby collective, kitbutz Beit Katzir, resumed their usual work this morning in the vineyard near the site of the shooting affray. United Nations observers expressed surprise at the unprovoked Syrian outbreak in the Beit Katzir section near the border, which came after months of relative quiet in the border area.