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December 21, 1971
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Egyptians fired two shots across the Suez Canal Saturday at an Israeli patrol moving along a rampart on the northern section of the waterway. It was the third such incident in several weeks. There were no casualties in any of the incidents nor did the Israelis return fire. On Friday an Israeli soldier was killed and an officer and soldier wounded in a clash with terrorists in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. The dead soldier was identified as Corp. Avinoam Gal, 19, of Tel Aviv. He was the first Israeli soldier killed in the Gaza Strip since last Sept. 29. Corp, Gal’s father, Itzhak Yagness, was a commander of the Irgun Zvei Leumi during the pre-Statehood era. Two terrorists were killed and three children wounded in the Friday clash.

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