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Quiet Week Along Israel-jordan Border; Incidents Down Along Other Borders

Last week was the quietest week along the Israeli-Jordanian border in some time. Not a single incident was reported during the last week of the Jewish New Year and the next three days, or through noon today. There were, however, two incidents along the Lebanese border, compared with one the previous week, and six in the Gaza Strip, down from nine. There were no incidents along the Suez Canal cease-fire line, except for two isolated shots. Israeli authorities are alert, however, to possible trouble stemming from the Jordanian government’s granting of border enclaves to Palestinian commandos, Such an enclave appears to exist already in the Irbid area, where the government’s army seems to have very little control. That enclave is opposite the Israeli settlements in the Beisan and Jordan Valleys.