Three Arabs Slain As Incidents Are Resumed on Israel’s Border

Three Arab infiltrators were killed and one wounded in two clashes over the weekend, the Israeli Army spokesman reported here today.

One Egyptian agent was slain and another wounded in a clash with an Israeli border patrol near the Gaza Strip. Both were Israeli Arabs who had crossed into Egypt and were intercepted on their way back to Israel on a mission from Egyptian intelligence.

The other clash took place Friday, north of Ein Akav, in the eastern Negev, near Jordan, where two infiltrators were killed in a fight with an Israeli patrol. A Jordanian military spokesman had claimed in Amman previously that an Israeli was wounded and captured in a border incident. The spokesman said the Israeli crossed the border and was fired on. The border clash was the first on the Jordanian frontier in several months.

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