TEL AVIV (Jul. 11)
Four Arab saboteurs were killed and a fifth was captured along with a quantity of arms and ammunition in a clash with an Israeli patrol about 15 miles west of the Jordan River, a military spokesman reported yesterday. An Israeli soldier was injured when his jeep hit a mine near Ein Yahav on the Eilat road east of S’dom. Other Israeli soldiers escaped injury when their halftrack was attacked with bazooka and machinegun fire while patroling the Beisan Valley area near Tirat Zvi. The Israeli soldiers returned the fire at unidentified persons seen hiding on the east bank of the Jordan.
A military court in Nablus today sentenced an El Fatah gang leader to 20 years in prison and one of his henchmen to a 15-year term. The leader, Djoua Daloul, and Abou Roub, were both captured in lower Galilee recently. Roub served as liaison between El Fatah and the local Arab population. He told the court that he was forced to join El Fatah when they kidnapped his small son. He said the boy was released only after he joined.