JERUSALEM (Sep. 7)
Two members of the El Fatah terrorist organization and one member of an Israeli security patrol were killed in a clash inside Israeli territory in what Israeli officials described today as a resumption of El Fatah operations. El Fatah raids had been widespread from Syria prior to the Six-Day War last June.
Officials said the clash took place Tuesday. Two other members of the terrorist group were taken prisoner. The officials said that the renewal of the guerrilla operations was directed and inspired by Syria. They noted that they took place despite the decision of the Arab summit meeting at Khartoum in the Sudan last week not to resort to armed methods of solving Arab-Israeli differences.
The officials warned that if the El Fatah operations continued, Israel would have to resort to appropriate measures to deal with them.