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Syrians Resume Heavy Firing at Israeli Workers in Frontier Area

August 2, 1963
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Syrian gun positions on the heights overlooking Israel’s northern border lobbed heavy fire against Israelis at work in an area adjacent to the frontier yesterday. It was the third successive day of Syrian firing against Israelis in the frontier area. Israel did not return the fire.

The latest target was a tractor and its driver. United Nations observers near the scene not only saw the attack, but rescued the driver. He was unhurt.

Israeli authorities protested today to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and requested that the U.N. observers on the Syrian side warn the Damascus Government against a repetition of the attacks. UNTSC was asked to request Syria in strong terms to restrain its soldiers on the border and keep them from further firing on Israelis.

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