TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
Terrorists are stepping up their activities in what is seen as an effort “to save face” after the Israeli raids on their strongholds in south Lebanon last week.
A disaster was averted here this morning when a bomb was discovered on top of a vendor’s cart in the main fruit and vegetable market just off Allenby Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. Local workers who discovered a suspicious-looking object called the police and a police sapper dismantled the bomb before it could go off. The market was cleared of vendors and shoppers for several hours while police conducted a thorough search to make certain that no other bombs had been placed in the area.
Meanwhile, the Israeli who was killed yesterday by a bomb explosion of a gasoline service station just off the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway near Kibbutz Neve Ilah and the Arab village of Abu Gosh was identified today as Aharon Ephraim From Nahariya, the father of three small children, who happened to be in the station when the bomb exploded. In another incident, a bomb was discovered in a park in Herzliya but dismantled before it could explode. Also, a bomb went off at a soldier’s hitch-hike station on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway at the entrance to Jerusalem yesterday but no one was injured.