TEL AVIV (Mar. 22)
One Arab was fatally wounded and another Arab and two Israelis were injured when a grenade exploded in a bus in Falastin Square in downtown Gaza this morning. All four were hospitalized. The dead man was identified as a laborer from a refugee camp. Ten Arab guerrillas were killed yesterday in an encounter with an Israeli patrol near Sdom on the south shores of the Dead Sea. There were no Israeli casualties. An Arab guerrilla was killed by an Israeli patrol in tie Gaza Strip last night, Israeli forces and Arab guerrillas exchanged fire across the Jordan River today. The guerrillas started the shooting by firing on an Israeli patrol near Tirat Zvi. Last night several shells were fired from Lebanese territory at Kfar Giladi and Tel Hai In Upper Galilee. An Israeli patrol was fired on east of Beth Yossef in the Beisan Valley. No Israeli casualties were reported in any of the incidents.
An Israeli car with sightseers was attacked from ambush near the Lebanese border yesterday but no one was hurt although the vehicle was hit several times. Several uninhabited buildings were damaged by explosions over the week-end at the Upper Galilee settlement of Avivim near the Lebanese border. There were no casualties but 900 head of poultry were killed when a shell struck a hen coop. A 19-year-old Israeli soldier, Shmuel Hadad, was buried in Haifa over the week-end. He died of wounds suffered in the Suez Canal zone last Wednesday. A military spokesman said the encounter with saboteurs near Sdom resulted in the destruction of their jeep and the capture of rifles, bazookas and ammunition. Three Israeli soldiers were injured Friday when their vehicle hit a mine in the Kaliya area north of the Dead Sea. Israel is placing armored tractors in fields of settlements ad-Joining the Gaza Strip and all roads and field tracks in the area have been covered with tar as a precaution against road mines, officials reported Friday. They said some 30 cases of mine planting have been carried out in the area since the 1967 war. The developments were disclosed during a visit by Gen. Ari Sharon, commanding officer of the southern front.