JERUSALEM (Jul. 21)
Israel lodged a strong protest today with the Israel-Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission over the discovery early yesterday of six sacks of dynamite near the village of Margaliot.
The dynamite reportedly was brought across the border from Lebanon by four infiltrators. United Nations truce observers, accompanied by Israeli officers, examined tracks left by the four infiltrators which led to the Lebanese border. Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, accompanied by an officer of the Israeli Northern Command, also visited the site.
One of the explosives was found by watchmen under a house in which seven people, including five children, were sleeping. Security forces dismantled all of the explosives. The watchmen had been alerted by the sound of an explosion in the direction of an unused chicken coop and immediately began a search for other explosives.