Tel Aviv (Apr. 26)
— Israeli aircraft today raided two as of terrorist concentrations in southern Lebanon, an army spokesman said. The air raids were on Palestine Liberation Organization concentrations at Alhaliya, about a mile northeast of the south Lebanese port of Sidon, through which the terrorists obtain much of their supplies and from where terror groups have set sail for Israel in the past, and near Nabatiya north of Metulla. All planes returned safely to base.
The army said the purpose of the raids was to prevent the terrorists organizing for raids into Israel. Army sources said the target of the raid on Alhaliya was an uninhabited area where a group affiliated with the PLO had a number of tanks and transporters parked there. The target near Nabatiya was a camp operated by a Fatah leader, Ahmed Jibril, from which Katyusha rockets have been fired into Israel in the past.