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Rockets Fired on Jerusalem Quarter; One Landing Near Shazar’s Residence is Dud

Two Katusha rockets were fired at the Katamon quarter of Jerusalem this morning in the first attack of its kind since the cease-fire went into effect last August. No casualties were reported but one residence in the wealthy quarter was damaged. One rocket landed about 50 yards from the residence of President Zalman Shazar but failed to explode. It was detonated safely by police. The second rocket exploded in the kitchen of a home where four women were having coffee but none were injured. Police said the rockets appeared to have been fired from the direction of Beit Jalla, a Christian Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Three Arab terrorists were killed In a clash with an Israeli Army patrol near the Lebanese border yesterday. There were no Israeli casualties. The patrol crossed into Lebanon for a distance of about five kilometers and dynamited a building believed to have served as the terrorists’ regional headquarters. An Israeli Army spokesman said that six Egyptian Intelligence agents were captured near Sharm El-Sheikh last Thursday. He said that an officer and private among them were embers of Egyptian Army’s intelligence corps and the four others were Bedouins.