TEL AVIV (Feb. 24)
Israeli military sources have confirmed reports of increased terrorist presence in southern Lebanon. This is the reason for the almost daily clashes between Christian villagers and the terrorists. According to reliable sources there are some 3500 terrorists in southern Lebanon. The largest group of 1500 controls the port city of Tyre. Another 800 are in the southeast region known as Fatahland. So far, the terrorists are located at least 15 miles from the Israeli border, but Israel is watching the situation closely.
Meanwhile, some 500 residents of south Lebanon are working in Israel and more are seeking Jobs. A house in Metullah is being prepared to contain 14 classrooms to which Lebanese children will come three times a week. Meanwhile, children from south Lebanon continue to come on visits to Israeli schools where they dance and sing with Israeli children.