TEL AVIV (Aug. 5)
Five Arab guerrillas were killed in encounters with Israeli patrols south of the Dead Sea and in the Golan Heights during the past 24 hours, a military spokesman announced. Four were gunned down in the action near the Dead Sea last night and one escaped leaving behind four Kalachnikof assault rifles, a 60 mm. mortar and a quantity of explosives. The fifth guerrilla was killed today in a skirmish north of Kuneitra. He too carried a Kalachnikof rifle.
Israeli and Egyptian forces exchanged artillery, mortar and small arms fire along the Suez Canal last night and today. The main targets of the Egyptian gunners were north of Kantara, opposite Ismailia and south of the Bitter Lake. No Israeli casualties were reported.
Israeli security forces conducted massive searches in the Gaza Strip which has been subjected to a wave of grenade throwing and sabotage in recent days. An Israeli policeman was wounded when grenades were thrown at two police cars near Gaza last night. An Army ambulance taking him to the hospital was also hit by grenades which wounded a soldier.
Israeli troops shot down an Arab who hurled a grenade into the Abu Azzis cafe in central Gaza today, wounding three soldiers and a civilian. Saboteurs set off explosives in an Israeli-owned packing house near Gaza after tying up two watchmen. Guerrillas also held up a movie house in Gaza and fired shots from a balcony at the stage. An Israeli spokesman said saboteurs failed in an attempt to blow up a munitions factory but succeeded in blowing up a section of a pipeline and railway tract in the Gaza Strip.
Fifteen East Jerusalem youths arrested recently on suspicion of organizing underground terrorist cells, were remanded in custody today. Several of them reportedly confessed to membership in illegal organizations. A total of 40 persons have been questioned in connection with the cells.