Menu JTA Search

Four Arab Saboteurs Killed, Another Captured in Clash with Israeli Patrol

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

Four Arab saboteurs were killed and a fifth was captured in a clash with an Israeli patrol in an orange grove north of Jericho yesterday. An Israeli Bedouin civilian employe of the Army was killed and three Israelis were wounded in the encounter, a military spokesman reported today. The Israelis seized rifles, a submachine gun, explosive charges, hand grenades and bazooka shells.

A military spokesman reported that Jordanians opened fire this morning on Israeli units south of the Damiya Bridge and later on fired on Israelis further north. The fire was returned in both cases. No casualties were reported.

Jordanian machine-gunners fired at an Israel police car and at a tractor working in the fields of Neveh Urr, a Beisan Valley settlement, Israel returned the fire, suffering no injuries. Four Israelis in a civilian pick-up truck fought off a group of El Fatah marauders who tried to ambush them near the village of Fiq on the Golan Heights, again with no casualties. The Arabs hurled grenades at them.

NEXT STORY