TEL AVIV (Jan. 16)
An Israeli commando Force demolished a terrorist base on the Lebanese coast south of Tyre last night and returned safely to its base a military spokesman announced today. He said the target of the sea borne raid was at Ras-el Ein which Israeli intelligence determined was the starting point of the three terrorists who attacked a guest house at Maalot last Saturday and were slain by Israeli soldiers.
In a related development, an Arab shepherd and his father were arrested in their Galilee village today on suspicion of a### terrorists and directing them to Maalot. According to police, the shepherd encountered the three, who identified themselves as terrorists, outside the village. He took them into his home where his father prepared food for them and later showed them how to reach Maalot, the police said. The suspects admitted to collaboration with the terrorists but said they did so at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, a military court in Ramallah imposed long prison terms on two Arabs whose attempt to bomb a school in Ramat Gan a year ago failed when the watch they used as a timing device stopped before it could trigger the explosive charge they had planted near the school building. Hassan Abdul Majib, 41, was sentenced to 18 years in prison, and Saleh Bangui’i, 37, drew an eight-year term. Their downfall come when they took the defective watch to a Jewish watchmaker in Jerusalem for repairs.