TEL AVIV (Jun. 24)
Egyptian forces opened fire on Israeli positions at several points along the east bank of the Suez Canal yesterday, a military spokesman reported. He said that two Israeli soldiers were wounded in the clash that lasted 85 minutes. (The Egyptians claimed that six Israelis were hit.)
An explosive charge detonated near Neot Hakikar, south of the Dead Sea, early today, damaging a tractor that belonged to the Dead Sea chemical works. A hand grenade and Russian-made rifle ammunition were found at the scene of the explosion.
An Israeli soldier and an El Fatah saboteur were killed early today in an encounter between an Israeli Army patrol and a group of saboteurs near the Damiyah Bridge area in the Jordan Valley. Other saboteurs escaped across the river.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman today offered Jordanians “heavenly quiet” a long its border with Israel if the Amman Government would halt terrorist incursions against Israel from Jordanian territory. The spokesman referred to reports from Amman today that the Jordanian Government had asked foreign students in that country to help out in the border villages where their presence might deter Israeli shelling. “Jordan does not need to use students for that,” the Israelis said. “All they have to do is halt terrorist infiltration across the border and the cease-fire lines and there will be heavenly quiet.”