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Syria Must Accept Responsibility for Sabotage, Terror, Israelis Assert

Israeli military sources said today that Syria could not disclaim responsibility for the El Fatah and Palestine Liberation Front underground activities in Israel and Israeli-held territories. They said that investigation of more than a hundred members of the two organizations recently captured had established the fact that almost all of them had gone through training camps in Syria, had been transported in Syrian Army vehicles, were trained by Syrian instructors and had been equipped with Syrian arms and uniforms.

The Israelis also charged today that the Syrian Army had established a special headquarters to activate underground activities in the Israeli-occupied territories and in Israel proper and asserted that this HQ had direct communication with the Syrian Chief of Staff. They said Major Sayid Souhil of the Syrian Army directed this headquarters and another Syrian Army officer handled the transport of the saboteurs from Syria to Jordan and from Jordan to the West Bank. Two training camps for saboteurs were located near Damascus at Hammeh and Doumma and a third near the Lebanese frontier at Zabadani, they asserted. Saboteurs operating from this camp enter Israel through Lebanon.

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