Israeli Planes Hit Palestinian Positions for Sixth Straight Day
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Israeli Planes Hit Palestinian Positions for Sixth Straight Day

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Israeli Air Force planes hit Palestinian positions in west Beirut today for the sixth consecutive day. The attacks, combined with shellings of shoreside installations by Israeli naval vessels and artillery and tank exchanges between Israeli land forces and PLO terrorists in the city were intended to maintain the pressure on the encircled PLO forces to agree to evacuate the Lebanese capital.

Israeli forces again cut off the electricity supply to west Beirut yesterday, an action which also resulted in a shut-down of the water pumps supplying water to the PLO-controlled Moslem area of the city.

In other parts of south Lebanon, Israeli electric engineers working with Lebanese technicians are reported to have restored power to about 70 percent of the subscribers in the areas held by Israeli forces. Much of south Lebanon has been without electric power for months and even years because of clashes between the PLO and Christian Phalangist forces.


Israel Radio reported today that about 200 terrorists were captured by Israeli forces in recent days while trying to escape from Israeli-controlled areas to the Syrian-held sectors of south and central Lebanon.

They were reported by local residents to have been dressed in civilian clothes and to have forced residents at gun-point to provide them with shelter and food. Army commanders warned village leaders not to assist Palestinian terrorists trying to escape from the Israeli-held areas.

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