TEL AVIV (Mar. 9)
For the third successive day, today, Syrian soldiers north of Lake Tiberias fired at Israeli farmers, and the Israeli shot back, silencing the Syrian gun posts. After a clash lasting an hour and a half, U.N. military observers arranged a cease-fire.
The Syrians fired against the Israelis three times yesterday, and twice Sunday all the attacks being in the same area and all terminated only after U.N. intervention. Meanwhile, in the Negev, yesterday, an Israeli patrol killed two Arab infiltrators trying to reach Jordan from Egypt’s Sinai desert. Both dead men had carried rifles of Czech make.
After each attack on the Syrian border, the Israeli farmers returned to their work in the fields, while the Israel Government filed complaints with the Syrian-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission.