An Israeli bus was hijacked Thursday night by terrorists who took its passengers hostage, military authorities announced. According to unofficial reports, the bus was driven to Rafiah at the southern end of the Gaza Strip. Military authorities said reporters were barred by military censorship from issuing any details. According to unofficial reports, the bus, said to have been packed with passengers, had been enroute from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon. There was no immediate information as to how many passengers there were or how many terrorists were involved, who they were or what they were demanding.
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