TEL AVIV (Aug. 26)
Israeli settlements and army patrols were shelled last night and this morning without suffering any casualties. Avivim Settlement in the Upper Galilee was shelled last night from Lebanses territory. Kfar Ruppin was attacked by mortar fire, and mortar fire was also directed at an army position in the same area. Mortar fire was directed at an Israeli position in the Golan Heights last night. The fire was returned. A gasoline station in Raffah in the southern Gaza Strip was demolished last night. This was the fifth time the station has been sabotaged. An investigation is under way. An Israeli patrol near Maoz Chaim in the Beisan area came under fire this morning. The fire was returned. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan today visited the Suez Canal front to inspect the soldiers and receive details of maintenance work being done on military positions. He was accompanied by General David Elazar, chief of the Headquarters Branch of the General Staff; Gen. Aryeh Sharon, commander of the Southern Front and Gen. Lenner, commander of the Armored Forces in the Sinai.
Meanwhile, Chief of Staff Chaim Bar-Lev and senior members of the General Staff visited Israeli soldiers in positions along the Jordan front. They inspected the positions, discussed with the soldiers their conditions of service and were given details of the day-to-day activity along the front. According to reports reaching here, 300 villagers from southern Lebanon descended on Beirut to demand protection against Israeli reprisal attacks against the terrorists who are based in the Mount Hermon area. The villagers, who once supported the terrorists, have turned against them, as Israeli troops blow up houses used by the terrorists and shell villages in which they seek shelter. Eleven Arabs who had been held for collaborating with terrorists, were today transferred to Jordan. The transfer was carried out in the Araba Zerba police station.