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One Israeli Killed, Two Wounded During Raid on Terrorist Base in Lebanon

Israel Air Force jets pounded guerrilla bases in Lebanon today. One of the targets, near the village of Bet Liff, was attacked last night by an Israeli raiding party in which one Israeli was killed and two wounded. One guerrilla was captured along with a quantity of arms, ammunition and documents. The raiders blew up eight houses in the village. A military spokesmen said the raid was in response to mounting guerrilla attacks and sabotage against Israeli border settlements in Upper Galilee, all carried out from Lebanese soil. There were 69 such incidents during the last three weeks. He admitted that the Israeli raiders failed to inflict heavy casualties on the guerrillas but said the raid would have a “cumulative effect.” Apparently the guerrillas were back in their base this morning. The Air Force attacked them at noon. Earlier, Israeli jets bombed and strafed guerrilla bases on the slopes of Mt. Hermon. All aircraft returned safely to their bases. Mortar shells were fired at Nahal Golan in the Golan Heights this morning and an Israeli patrol came under fire near Neve Urr in the Beisan Valley. The fire was returned in both instances. No Israeli casualties were reported. Israeli positions in the Golan Heights were fired on twice last night from Syrian territory.

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