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Police Patrol Ambushed in Nablus; 16 Arabs Arrested in El Arish Murder

What the authorities said today was the most serious attack on Israeli forces in the occupied areas since the end of the June war occurred last night in Nablus when an Arab terrorist band ambushed a patrol of two jeeps of border police on duty in Nablus after the extended curfew on that town was in force.

The terrorists threw hand-grenades and opened fire on the police with sub-machine-gun, injuring one Israeli border patrolman. The police returned the fire. One of the attackers was killed and another captured along with two sub-machine-gun and a quantity of ammunition. A search of a nearby house, believed to have been the gang hideout, resulted in the discovery of more hand-grenades.

In the town of El Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, security forces yesterday arrested 16 Arab youths on charges in connection with the murder of Daniel Abbelou, 16, a Belgian-Jewish volunteer, last month. Abbelou disappeared while on a visit to El Arish. His body was found in the dunes on September 17.

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