TEL AVIV (Dec. 30)
Israeli forces conducted a dragnet operation inside Lebanon yesterday following an upsurge of terrorist activity along the border. A checkpost was established by Israeli troops on the Adasiyeh-Marjayoun road to screen possible terrorists and collaborators. Three Lebanese suspects were taken to Israel for questioning.
The incidents that sparked the latest anti-terrorist measures included a bazooka attack yesterday on the Israeli border village of Margaliot. One shell penetrated two walls in the bedroom of the Mansour Margani family and exploded in an outer bathroom causing damage but no casualties. The shell passed two feet over the beds where four children were asleep at the time.
In another incident, an Israeli patrol came under bazooka and small arms fire from a car speeding along a parallel road on the Lebanese side of the border. The hit and run attack which caused no casualties, occurred just south of Misgav Am. Bazooka shells were aimed at that settlement as well but caused no casualties or damage. The fire was returned. At about the same time, bazooka shells and small arms were fired at the police station at Zari’it near the Lebanese border, again without causing casualties or damage.