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Iraqi Army Deserter Says Iraqi Troops Based in Jordan Are Aiding El Fatah Terrorists

An 18-year-old Iraqi Army deserter said in a Kol Israel radio interview Thursday that Iraqi troops stationed in Jordan were supplying El Fatah and other Arab guerrilla groups with arms and transportation for incursions against Israel. The deserter, Fadel Javer, called on more Iraqi soldiers to desert to Israel where, he said, they would be welcomed.

An Israeli farmer plowing a field near Gesher was injured today when his tractor struck a Mark IV anti-vehicle mine. The tractor was damaged.