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Jordanian Captured Near Jericho

An armed Jordanian soldier who infiltrated into Israel was captured by an Israel Defense Force patrol near Jericho early Monday, after an all-night search.

The man, wearing a Jordanian army uniform, was found cowering in a banana grove at dawn. He carried an M-16 rifle and extra magazines but surrendered without a struggle.

Signs that a border intrusion occurred were discovered Sunday. Settlements in the area were put on an alert that lasted 20 hours.

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