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News Brief

May 24, 1968
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Jordanians attacked the Beisan Valley settlement of Gesher with shells and automatic weapon fire last night, a military spokesman reported today. There were no casualties. Israeli units returned the fire and flames were seen rising from Jordanian positions. The Jordanian village of Shuneh, which returned to normal last week after being occupied by El Fatah terrorists, was backed out when the Jordanians began firing.

Two veteran members of Kibbutz Nahal were killed and five injured, three seriously, when their jeep struck a mine on a road which is in daily use. The mine was the sixth planted in the settlement, east of the town of Gaza, in recent weeks. The Arabs had set fire to a wheat field which was nearing harvest time, possibly to attract the kibbutz members to the field and death by mining. The jeep hit the mine as the seven members were returning home after dousing the blaze.

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