Jordanian Mortar Barrage Hits Kibbutz Gesher, Six Settlers Suffer Injuries

A sudden mortar barrage hit Kibbutz Gesher in the Jordan Valley shortly before midnight yesterday, injuring six settlers, one of them seriously, and touching off a half-hour exchange of fire in which Israeli artillery aimed at the Jordanian village of Shuneh. A military spokesman said the attack with 120 millimeter mortars apparently came from an El Fatah unit based in the Shuneh area. It sent the residents of Gesher and several nearby settlements scrambling for bomb shelters and trenches. Six Gesher settlers who took refuge near a house were hit by splinters. Damage to the settlement itself was relatively light.

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