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New Sabotage Attempt by Arab Infiltrators Foiled in Israel

July 21, 1966
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A new sabotage attempt by members of the El Fatah, Arab terrorist group, was foiled last night in the Margaliot settlement in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border.

Watchmen heard an explosion in the direction of an unused chicken coop and found six charges of explosives, one of them under a house in which seven people, including five children, were sleeping. Security forces dismantled all of the explosives.

Tracks of four persons were found leading to the Lebanese border. After a similar sabotage incursion last year, Israeli army troops struck at two nearby Lebanese villages near the border in a reprisal raid. It was assumed that the marauders came from one of the villages in the Hule area which is directly across the border from Margaliot, Israel has asked for a meeting of the Israel-Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission on the sabotage attempt.

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