JERUSALEM (Sep. 27)
Gen. Yigal Allon, Israel’s Minister of Labor, said today that guerrilla activities against Israel were war and “we shall take the necessary measures to put an end to it by striking at the perpetrators themselves and also, if we have to, at those who are sending them in.” The Minister made this declaration in a question and answer session at the convention here of foreign volunteers who came to the country to aid Israel during the recent crisis.
He expressed the hope that youths would come from overseas in large numbers to participate in the establishment of outpost settlements along Israel’s borders — a task, he said, which belonged traditionally to volunteers.
The Cabinet official said that following the Khartoum summit conference, there was little expectation that the Arabs would be ready to discuss peace, and Israel had to organize her defenses in the framework of the present cease-fire lines. They had to be set up in such a manner, he said, as to constitute a force designed to deter the Arabs from further aggressive plans.
TWO ISRAELI BORDER PATROLMEN KILLED BY EL FATAH TERRORISTS
Two Israeli border policemen were killed today in a running battle with an El Fatah terrorist band north of Tulkarem in the west bank area near the coastal plane. Three of the terrorists, one wounded, were captured when an Israeli police patrol ran into the band. Reinforcements hastily summoned by the police were pressing an intensive search tonight for the remaining members of the band.
Two of the captured terrorists confessed to having participated in the bombing of a house in the village of Ometz Monday night in which a three-year-old child was killed.
Last night, explosives placed on the railway line north of Gaza near Jabaliya caused damage to an engine pulling a trainload of war booty collected in the Sinai Desert. The village, site of three sabotage actions in recent weeks, was placed under curfew and a house-to-house search begun there. Later three of the saboteurs were captured in the area.
The authorities announced the arrest of Moussa el Jayoussi, 45, a prominent Nablus lawyer, who was believed to be the brains and guiding spirit of the anti-Israeli terrorist movement centered in that west bank city. In Gaza, a military tribunal imposed a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment on a Gaza youth who had been captured as he was about to hurl a hand-grenade at an Israeli patrol.