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Israel Protests to U.N. Commission Against Day-long Syrian Shooting

Israel lodged a protest today with the Israel-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission after day-long shooting yesterday by Syrian gunners in the Lake Tiberias area. No casualties were reported.

The shooting began with an attack on an Israeli police launch on the lake. In the afternoon, Syrian gunners began shooting on tractor drivers and field workers in the Tel Katzir area. This fire was returned and the Syrians halted their shooting. Shortly afterwards, the Syrians renewed shooting and again received counter-fire, the exchanges continuing until dusk.

Work continued in the area despite the shooting and in spite of a fire which started in one field as a result of use by the Syrians of phosphorus shells.