Curfew Imposed on Nablus As Security Forces Search Homes for Terrorists

A curfew was imposed on Nablus today as Israeli security forces conducted a house-to-house search for terrorists responsible for a recent outbreak of sabotage in the region. The pre-dawn round-up was the first in Nablus in a year. The last one resulted in the arrest of 80 suspects and a subsequent full in terrorist activity around Nablus.

Two Israeli soldiers were injured yesterday in a day-long artillery duel between Israeli and Egyptian forces near Qantara on the Suez Canal.

Sentences of 10 and seven years’ imprisonment were imposed on two 19-year-old students from Nablus who confessed to charges that they participated in planning the Supersol supermarket bombing in Jerusalem earlier this year in which two Israelis were killed. The students also admitted membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and to the unauthorized possession of explosives. Defense counsel pleaded for clemency. A 16-year-old Nablus high school girl was given a three year suspended sentence by a military tribunal for assisting in acts of sabotage and membership in an underground terrorist organization. Two other young women from Nablus. a school directress and a teacher, were given four year sentences on the same charges. All three were accused of recruiting other girls for the organization. The student’s sentence was suspended because of her age.

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