TEL AVIV (Aug. 2)
More Lebanese workers came into Israel today despite threats from El Fatah terrorists. One of the workers said armed Palestine Liberation Organization agents came into his village last night and threatened to kill all of the inhabitants if they continue to go to work in Israel.
In response, all of the Maronite Christians in the village armed themselves and guarded the village through the night. All of the 17 workers who came to Israel yesterday to work at the Dubek Cigarette Company’s sorting plant in Safad returned today along with some other workers. The sorting plant is expected to employ about 40 Lebanese villagers while another 150 will work for the Jewish-National Fund.
Meanwhile, construction workers in Israel continue to oppose the hiring of any Lebanese for building work because of the slowdown in construction in Israel which have left many Israeli workers jobless.