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Jordan Returns Kidnaped Israeli Policeman; Three Infiltrators Killed

Israeli police constable Amram Amor of Eilat, who was kidnaped last month by a Jordanian patrol, was returned to Israel today after three weeks of detention in an Amman prison. Amor, who seemed well and in good spirits when he passed the border check point today, wore the uniform in which he was captured but with the insignia removed.

Three Arab infiltrators were killed and a fourth was wounded and hospitalized yesterday when the group of Arab marauders clashed with an Israel patrol in the central Negev, the Israel Army spokesman announced today.

The incident occurred when the Israeli patrol challenged the infiltrators and asked them to identify themselves. The Arabs replied by firing on the patrol and three of them were killed in the ensuing exchange of fire. The clash was the first to occur after a relatively lengthy period of quiet on Israel’s southern borders.