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IDF Unit Returns Fire from Jordan

An Israel Defense Force patrol came under fire Sunday night from across the Jordanian border, south of the Beit She’an Valley.

There were no casualties. The fire was returned, but a subsequent search yielded no trace of the assailants, whose identity is unknown.

Jordanian troops were seen searching their side of the border Monday morning.

Jordanian authorities have taken pains to prevent the use of their territory for incursions against Israel.

Nevertheless, there have been several infiltration attempts in recent months, near Sdom, on the southern shore of the Dead Sea, in September, and more recently in the Beit She’an area.

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