TEL AVIV (Aug. 29)
The Israel Government asked the United Nations Israel-Lebanese Mixed Armistice commission today to investigate a new raid by El Fatah terrorists, in which an irrigation pipeline was blown up at Ramim, near the Lebanese border Thursday night.
Israeli officials said the saboteurs came from a base in Lebanon. Footprints of two men were found leading from and back to Lebanon. The explosion wrecked a length of pipeline between the settlement’s residential area and orchards to the south.
The raid was described as the first incursion from Lebanon since May. Israeli authorities were described as having been, on the whole, satisfied that the Lebanese Government had been dealing firmly with the Fatah raiders. Since May, several Fatah raids were made from Jordan. Israel reportedly warned Lebanon that it regarded the incident as “serious.”