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Arab Terrorists Strike in Golan Heights, Dead Sea and Gaza

February 23, 1968
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Terrorists have struck at Israelis in the Golan Heights, the Dead Sea area and in the Gaza strip during the past 48 hours, Israeli authorities reported today.

A terrorist raid at Kibbutz Nahal Golan in the Golan Heights resulted in injuries to a 19-year-old girl soldier which required amputation of a leg. A bazooka shell exploded in the kibbutz kitchen. Army engineers later reported finding an anti-vehicle mine on a road leading to the kibbutz. After the blast, bursts of automatic fire came from two positions apparently to cover the retreat of the intruders. After a ten minute exchange of fire, the injured girl was found in the kitchen and rushed to a hospital. Authorities said ten marauders attacked. Two of them formed a bazooka team and the others covered their retreat.

Intruders from Jordan blasted a water pumping station at Naot Hakikar, an experimental farm at the southernmost tip of the Dead Sea. A number of fuel barrels also were destroyed. Footprints of five persons leading to the Jordanian border were found.

A hand grenade blast damaged an Israeli truck in Gaza but no casualties were reported. Israeli officials blew up three houses in Raffah where officers of the Palestine Liberation Army were found sheltered. Army engineers wrecked three other houses in Gaza after the occupants were found guilty of collaborating with terrorists.

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