Jordanian soldier fires on Israeli patrol


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jordanian soldier fired on an Israeli border patrol near Eilat.

Israeli Border Police officers returned fire in the Tuesday morning incident — the third such incident on Israel’s border since Operation Cast Lead began on Dec. 27.

Israel has closed the Yitzhak Rabin Border Terminal while security agencies investigate.

On Sunday, a lone Syrian gunman fired on Israeli repairmen working on the Israeli side of the northern border, damaging vehicles in the incident.

Last week, at least three Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon on Nahariya, slamming into a retirement home. Hezbollah denied participating in the incident.

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