TEL AVIV (Sep. 5)
An Israel Defense Force patrol killed a would-be infiltrator in the southern Lebanon security zone Monday night, and much earlier in the day, Israeli air force jets blasted a terrorist target in the Bekaa Valley of eastern Lebanon.
The infiltration incident occurred south of Ramiye village in the security zone, less than a mile from the Israeli border facing Kibbutz Zar’it.
An IDF patrol opened fire on three infiltrators, killing one of them. The other two escaped in thick underbrush.
The gang is believed to have been on its way to attack targets in Israel. The dead man carried a Kalachnikov assault rifle and grenades. He was wearing a flak jacket, jeans and sneakers.
Earlier Monday, in a rare, predawn air raid, Israeli jets struck a base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, a terrorist group headed by Ahmed Jabril.
It was located in Majdel Balihis village, south of Lake Karoun in the Bekaa Valley.
The air raid was the 11th this year on targets in Lebanon and the third on installations of the Jabril group.
The terrorists said one of their men was injured. But Lebanese sources said at least four men were buried in the rubble of a one-story building that served as the operations room.