Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

New Cease-fire Violations

November 7, 1973
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

A new series of cease-fire violations by the Egyptians was reported by an Israeli army spokesman tonight. He said that an Egyptian patrol of platoon strength opened fire on Israeli positions facing the Second Army on the east bank of the Suez Canal last night but was repulsed by return fire. At 9:10 local time this morning, units of the encircled Third Army tried to sail a barge across the canal but abandoned the attempt when Israeli forces opened fire. The barge was damaged.

An exchange of small arms fire took place today on the east bank of the canal near the southern tip of the Third Army perimeter. There were no casualties on the Israeli side and none seem to have been suffered by the Egyptians, the spokesman said.

(At the United Nations today, Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah complained to Secretary General Kurt Waldheim of four alleged ceasefire violations by the Egyptians yesterday. A letter from Tekoah said that at different times during the day, Egyptian troops attempted to advance their positions south of Suez, east of Kantara and south of Ismailia.)

Recommended from JTA