Syrian Guns Set Israeli Fields Ablaze; Three Israelis Injured

Three Israelis–one tractor driver and two patrolmen were injured today when Syrian positions opened fire on Israeli fields in the Upper Galilee region. The fields were illuminated as a result of the use of phosphorus bullets. The Syrians also fired on a patrol car moving along its usual route. Several fields were set ablaze and destroyed.

Israelis returned machinegun fire. United Nations observers tried five times to obtain a cease-fire but each time arrangements were violated by the Syrians who renewed their firing. A complaint has been lodged by Israel with the Mixed Armistice Commission.

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