TEL AVIV (Jul. 22)
Seven Nahal soldiers, including two girls, were injured today when several bazooka shells exploded in their settlement in the Sinai Peninsula, east of Qantara. They were members of Nahal Yam, a fishing settlement–Israel’s first–on a lagoon of the Mediterranean. Normally Nahal units, which are posted near Israel’s borders, combine agricultural and security functions.
An investigation revealed that several bazookas had been set up to be fired in the direction of the pioneer settlement. Unfired shells were dismantled. Nahal Yam had escaped attack previously. In another incident, two Israeli soldiers were wounded today when their vehicle ran over a man on a dirt road near Rafiah in the Gaza Strip.