Two Israeli Soldiers Wounded; Deny Report of Terrorist Ambush in Jericho

The fourth anniversary of the Six-Day War passed with only a few scattered incidents of terrorist activity, mainly on the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in two grenade incidents in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, yesterday afternoon and today. A civilian and a policeman, both Arabs, were wounded by gunfire last night at Beit Hanina, a northeastern suburb of Jerusalem. A terrorist who ignored an order to halt after throwing a grenade, was shot and killed yesterday by an Israeli patrol at Beth Lahiyah in the Gaza Strip. There were no Israeli casualties. A military spokesman said a two-year-old girl was injured yesterday in another grenade incident in the Gaza Strip. Israeli also reported an exchange of gunfire across the Lebanese border near Zarit settlement in Western Galilee. An Israeli spokesman denied a terrorist report in Beirut that an Israeli motorized patrol was ambushed Friday near Jericho on the West Bank. The terrorists claimed that four Israeli soldiers were killed and their vehicles destroyed. The Israeli spokesman described the terrorist claim as “imagination.” He said Arab infiltrators fired on an Israeli vehicle near Jericho and then fled across the Jordanian border. The Six-Day War anniversary was virtually ignored by West Bank residents. Several business establishments shut down in the Muazi and el Burej refugee camps but shops in Gaza remained open.

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