Israeli Warplanes Carry out Deepest Penetration into Egyptian Territory
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Israeli Warplanes Carry out Deepest Penetration into Egyptian Territory

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Israeli warplanes winged deep into Egyptian territory today and bombed Egyptian military installations at Tel-el-Kabir in the Nile Delta and at Imsha, which is about 30 miles from Cairo itself. The penetration, except for the observation flights which the Israeli Air Force carries out regularly over the Egyptian capital, was the deepest since the Six-Day War in 1967. The targets at Tel-el-Kabir and Imsha included military camps.

At the same time, Israeli fighter-bombers carried out their usual preventative bombing of Egyptian artillery positions at both ends of the Suez Canal. The Israeli planes apparently met with no challenge from the Egyptians either during the deep foray into Egypt or in the operations in the canal zone. This afternoon, Israeli planes were sent into action over Jordan to strike at positions in the Jordan Valley held by Arab terrorists. All the Israeli planes returned safely to their bases.


Abraham Neufeld,28, of Haifa, an Israeli security services member wounded yesterday in a clash between an Israeli patrol and a saboteur, died today in the hospital. He was injured when the patrol moved to detain the saboteur, who was killed when he threw a hand grenade at the patrol.

One of the six Israelis injured earlier this week in a clash at a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, in which four guerrillas were killed, also was a Security Services member, it was reported. An Israeli soldier was injured today during a small arms fire exchange with Egypt in the northern section of the Suez Canal.

Israeli authorities have decided to open a road in the Mouze refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, scene of a gun battle yesterday in which four saboteurs were killed and six Israeli soldiers were wounded The road will permit mobile units to patrol the camp, a hotbed of terrorist activities, hitherto policed only by infantry. The road building will require the transfer of several refugee families to new quarters in the camp.

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