TEL AVIV (Sep. 4)
Israeli circles are taking a grave view of the resurgence of terrorist activity along the Syrian line in the upper Golan Heights. They say this could not happen without the direct knowledge and assistance of the Syrian Army.
Military sources disclosed today that an Israeli tank was damaged yesterday when it struck a land mine planted by infiltrators from the Syrian lines in the Buqaata region of the northern Golan Heights. There were no casualties.
A search of the area disclosed large quantities of mines and explosives planted by what must have been a fairly large party of terrorists who managed to cross the cease-fire line in a section known to be closely controlled by the Syrian Army. Earlier yesterday, mortar fire was aimed at an Israel patrol in the same region. According to observers here, the renewed terrorist activity in that sector may be an indication of internal strife inside Syria or within the terrorist organizations which forced the Damascus regime to give its blessing to new incursions against Israel.