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Terrorists Fail in Assassination Attempt Against Mayor of Ramallah

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Police ruled out today the possibility that an attack on Mayor Nadim Elzaro of Ramallah and other Arab notables in East Jerusalem Monday night had been an attempt to assassinate him because of his leadership in a move for establishment of a separate West Bank Arab state independent of Jordan.

Elzaro narrowly escaped a fusilade of shots. The police statement came today after Interrogation of a number of suspects arrested immediately after the shooting. Police authorities were inclined to doubt any political motivation in the Incident at all.

Israel army sappers dismantled three anti-vehicle mines discovered yesterday on three different sections of unpaved road along the west bank of the Jordan River. The mines were located north of Umshurt, site of the violent air-tank-artillery clash across the Jordan River on Tuesday.

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