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Israeli Jets Hit Egyptian Positions on Gulf of Suez

October 23, 1969
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Israel Air Force jets attacked Egyptian military positions and other unspecified targets on the west shores of the Gulf of Suez today. A military spokesman said exchanges of fire took place in the Beisan area this morning following attacks on Israeli patrols near Beth Yosef, Tirat Zvi and Neve Urr. No Israeli casualties were reported.

An Israeli soldier and a civilian died yesterday of wounds they received Monday during an Egyptian mortar attack across the Suez Canal. The soldier was identified as Pvt. Abraham Gabbai. The civilian was Aryeh Feldman of Haifa, a Hebrew University Law School graduate who spent several days a week entertaining Israeli troops on the cease-fire lines. Mr. Feldman was buried in Haifa with full military honors. A military spokesman said he was hit just as he ended an entertainment program for soldiers in the Canal zone. Another civilian entertainer, Rammi Nir, was wounded.

In a related development, six members of a Gaza Strip terrorist and sabotage gang were sentenced to life imprisonment today for a series of terrorist acts which included the killing of a young Israeli girl in the Gaza marketplace. The other gang members were sentenced to one to 10 years in prison and four years respectively.

The saboteurs were captured in Gaza last August. They were held responsible for blowing up railway lines, attacks on Israeli cars and buses and a grenade attack in the Gaza market. The grenade was thrown into a jeep, killing the girl who was travelling with her parents.

A Jerusalem district court sentenced Mohammed el-Hazina.40, an East Jerusalem businessman, to five years’ imprisonment for providing Jordanian intelligence officials with maps of Israeli towns and lists of Arabs who collaborated with Israeli authorities. An East Jerusalem boy, 19, was fined $120 and given a suspended sentence for inciting Arab mobs against police and firemen during the Aug. 21 El Aksa Mosque fire.

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