TEL AVIV (Jan. 16)
Syria’s all-out sabotage offensive against Israel continued unabated today with the mining of a water conduit under a road leading to the Israeli village of Vidmit near the Lebanese border in western Galilee. No one was injured in the explosion of the mine which was laid by marauders last night but the road and the conduit were both damaged. Movement along the road was interrupted but resumed later today. The latest incident occurred some 500 yards from the Lebanese border and a mile and a half from the village.
Later three Mark VII anti-vehicle mines were discovered in a field in Tel Katzir near the Syrian border. The field had been cultivated daily in recent weeks and the mines planted last night by Syrians from the nearby Tawfiq position.
Meanwhile, as the investigation proceeded today into the mining of a soccer field at Dishon Saturday in which an Israeli spectator was killed and two soccer players were injured, it became increasingly evident that Syrians were responsible for that murder.
Trackers followed footprints of saboteurs who entered from Lebanon, but after placing anti-personnel mines and explosives at the Dishon water pumping station they continued towards Syria. By nightfall last night, the trackers reached a point two-and-a-half miles from the Syrian border opposite Tel Hilal. Along the route, remains of food were found.