TEL AVIV (Dec. 28)
Three more terrorists were killed in the southern Lebanon security zone Wednesday morning while trying to infiltrate into Israel.
They brought to nine the number who died in such attempts in less than a week.
An Israel Defense Force patrol encountered them trying to cut through the border fence. The patrol opened fire, killing all three. There were no IDF casualties.
Maj. Gen. Yossi Peled, commander of the northern region, said the terrorists were using bad weather conditions to conceal their activities. He praised the soldiers who intercepted them.
The incident occurred near the Lebanese village of Meis el-Jabal, which faces the Galilee panhandle.
IDF paratroopers killed three terrorists in the security zone on Sunday, less than 500 yards from Kibbutz Manara in Upper Galilee.
Three others, attempting to infiltrate Israel by sea, were reported to have drowned Saturday when their rubber dinghy foundered off the southern Lebanon coast.