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2 Israeli Soldiers and 6 Arab Saboteurs Are Killed in Fighting

Two Israeli soldiers and six Arab saboteurs were killed in several incidents in the past 24 hours.

One saboteur was killed around midnight in an encounter with an Israeli patrol near Al Hamma. Other members of the saboteur gang, which had crossed the Yamouk River into Israeli-held territory, returned to Jordan. There were no Israeli casualties in the clash. Another saboteur was killed and an Israeli soldier injured early this morning in the Gaza Strip north of Khan Yunis when an Israeli patrol encountered a gang of saboteurs.

Two Israeli soldiers were killed last night and two injured when an Israeli patrol encountered a group of saboteurs south of the Damiyah Bridge. One of the saboteurs was killed and his companion re-crossed the Jordan River.

Israeli planes today attacked the Jordanian position that covered the escape of the saboteurs on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Israeli planes bombed and strafed the targets in two attacks, one lasting 35 minutes and the second lasting 15 minutes.

Three Arab saboteurs were killed this afternoon and a fourth captured in a combined operation of army and border police units near the village of Djamyin near the Nablus-Samaria district. There were no Israeli casualties.

Israeli planes attacked targets in Jordan this morning following attacks on Israeli position in the Maoz Chaim area of the Beisan Valley. An Israeli patrol was attacked by saboteurs from the dense vegetation on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. Israeli forces returned fire and the saboteur’s positions were attacked by air.

A number of fire exchanges across the Suez Canal during the night was reported. Small arms and mortar was used by both sides. No Israeli casualties were reported. An Israeli patrol was attacked by bazooka shells near Gesher. There were no Israeli casualties and fire was returned.

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