JERUSALEM (Oct. 25)
Israel complained today to Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, head of the U.N. cease-fire team that Egyptian forces had opened fire on an Israeli plane this morning in the Port Tewfik area and that Egyptian artillery had shelled Israeli positions on the east bank of the Suez Canal.
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and three were wounded, two of them seriously, in a clash early this morning with heavily armed Arab infiltrators on the west bank of the Jordan east of Nablus. The clash, which occurred 12 kilometers north of the Damiya bridge, was the second in less than 24 hours. Yesterday, two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded when they were ambushed by a group of Arab marauders near Tirat Zvi in the Beisan Valley.
An Army spokesman said that the latest incident occurred at 1:30 this morning when an Israeli patrol was attacked by marauders who had evidently crossed over from Jordan. One of the Arabs was killed. A bazooka and a Russian-made assault gun were found near by. In the earlier clash near Tirat Zvi, the Israeli soldiers were surprised by eight to ten marauders who threw hand grenades and fled. Their footprints led to the Jordan River.
(Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan who was to have come to this country to address the biennial convention of the United Synagogue of America Nov. 12-16, notified Henry N. Rapaport, its president, that he would not be able to attend. “As long as the security situation makes necessary the presence in this country of those responsible for our defense, we cannot leave our post,” he cabled.)