TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
Three armed Arab terrorists were captured Friday night in the Jericho area after they crossed the Jordan River from a base in Syria. Israeli soldiers who captured the trio reported that they were carrying six improvised bazooka shells and other weapons. Authorities said that the three terrorists appeared to be on a mission to carry out acts of sabotage in the Jerusalem area. This was the first case of terrorists crossing into Israeli-held territory through the Jordan River since June 12, 1972 when a gang of 13 terrorists were apprehended and killed one terrorist and captured the other 12.