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Civilian Truck Driver Killed in Terrorist Ambush; Patrol Kills Terrorist

An Israeli civilian truck driver. Haim Shikli, 23, of Ashkelon was killed last night in the outskirts of Gaza when his truck was ambushed by Arab terrorists. The terrorists opened fire at the entrance to Gaza. Security services are investigating the incident. An Arab terrorist was killed this morning in an encounter between an Israeli patrol and guerrillas in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border. The terrorists attacked the patrol, which opened fire. The surviving Arabs escaped across the Lebanese border. There were no Israeli casualties. Two Gaza residents were shot and wounded yesterday by an Israeli Army patrol following an explosion in the Labor Exchange building in Gaza. The pair was spotted fleeing from the scene of the explosion. They were fired on when they ignored orders to halt. A hand grenade thrown at an Israeli Army patrol car yesterday in Raffah in the Gaza Strip injured four local residents. None of the soldiers was hurt. A grenade was thrown at an Israeli civilian car in Gaza but caused no casualties or damage. A military tribunal in Gaza sentenced seven terrorists to life imprisonment, five of them at hard labor, for murdering three Israeli soldiers and committing various acts of sabotage.

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