TEL AVIV (Apr. 16)
One Arab infiltrator was killed and a second was believed wounded when an Israeli border patrol intercepted a group of three would-be saboteurs near the Lebanese border Friday night.
The members of the patrol saw the three men entering Israel, in Western Galilee, and attacked them with hand grenades. Near the one man felled, the patrol found a Russian type hand grenade, a submachinegun. two containers of explosives and a batch of pamphlets signed by El Fatah, the Syrian-trained Arab terrorist organization which has been perpetrating acts of sabotage in Israel for many months. The felled man was given first aid by the Israelis, but died later in a hospital.
Blood leading to the Lebanese border indicated that a second man had been wounded, while the third infiltrator evidently escaped unhurt. According to the Israeli army spokesman, the abandoned equipment indicated positively that the infiltrators had been trained and equipped for sabotage by Syria, although footprints showed they had come from and returned to Lebanon.