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Fencing, Electronic Devices, Reduce Arab Infiltrations into Israel Territory

April 23, 1968
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The fencing of sections of the Israel-Jordan cease-fire line in addition to the installation of electronic alarm devices, has significantly reduced the penetration of marauders into Israel and Israel-held territory, It was learned from informed quarters here today.

Terrorist incursions against Israel have been in three different phases since last June’s war according to these quarters. The first wave consisted of bands who took refuge in caves and used the caves as their base of operations, drawing supplies from nearby villages. The second wave was made up of small units which found shelter in the larger cities but were soon ousted by the populace. The third, and present wave consists of hit-and-run terrorists who lay mines and who fire on Israeli patrols and settlements from across the demarcation line.

Jordanians fired mortar shells at Kfar Ruppin in the Beisan Valley last night and engaged in an hour-long exchange of fire with Israeli units in the Damiyah Bridge area in the Jordan Valley, a military spokesman reported today. The shelling of Kfar Ruppin halted as soon as Israeli forces returned the fire. No casualties were reported in either incident.

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