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Hostilities on Israel-jordan Frontier Continue: Mortars Used

February 15, 1955
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United Nations observers were forced to halt their efforts yesterday to bring peace between Israel and Jordan troops in the Belt Guvrin area because they could not reach the scene of the hostilities which was under a heavy Jordanian mortar barrage.

After two such unsuccessful attempts to reach the spot, the UN observers gave up until today, when they were slated to make another attempt. The Jordanians, driven out of Israel territory this week-end after an Israel patrol found them digging emplacements inside Israel, have been keeping up an intermittent barrage for several days.

Meanwhile, an Israel soldier wounded in an encounter on the first day of the engagement, died of his wounds yesterday. That brings the number of fatalities on Israel’s side to two. Jordanian casualty figures are unknown.

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