TEL AVIV (Jul. 4)
Two Katyusha rockets were fired at Beitshan from Jordanian territory last night without causing casualties. It was the first such incident in a year and Israel army sources said they regarded it with concern but would take no hasty action in response.
The army is apparently satisfied that the Jordanian authorities are determined to prevent terrorist infiltration of Israel or firing from their territory. Jordanian soldiers were seen this morning making an intensive search for the rocket launchers and traces of the men who fired them.
The explosions were heard at about 10:30 p.m. local time. The army immediately began a search of the area which yielded a fragment of what appeared to have been a 107 mm. rocket of Chinese or North Korean manufacture. That class of rocket has a maximum range of about five miles and a minimum of about 600 yards.
Meanwhile, four separate attacks on Israeli soldiers in Lebanon were reported over the weekend. There were no casualties. The attacks occurred in the Beirut area, the Shouf mountains and the Bekaa valley in eastern Lebanon. The army said a grenade was thrown at an Israeli patrol in the Hadet quarter of Beirut yesterday but exploded harmlessly. Israeli soldiers fired at the attackers. It was not disclosed whether any were hit.
Beirut radio said small arms fire was directed at another Israeli patrol several hours later, again without casualties. The Israelis returned the fire.