2 Orchard Workers Killed, 3 Soldiers Injured when Vehicles Strike Mines

Two fruit orchard workers of Kibbutz Menara, near the Lebanese border, died yesterday of injuries suffered when their tractor struck a mine. Both were family men. Their funerals will be held today. Three Israeli soldiers were injured in separate mining incidents today, a military spokesman reported. Two were hurt when their half-track hit a mine in the southern Golan Heights. The other was injured when a half-track was mined on a road near the Jordanian border south of the Dead Sea.

Israel made it clear to Lebanese authorities today that its forces would not stand by idly in face of continued minings and sabotage by terrorists based on Lebanese territory. The death toll from such activities in recent days was two Israeli civilians and two soldiers.

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