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Two Israelis Wounded in Exchange of Fire with Jordanian Troops

February 27, 1967
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Two members of an Israeli border police detachment were wounded during a four-hour exchange of fire with Jordanian border troops in the Tulkarem central area. The Israeli army spokesman said that a Jordanian position opened fire on Israeli surveyors. An Israel security detachment returned the fire.

United Nations observers twice called for a cease-fire which Israel accepted and the Jordanians apparently ignored. One of the Israeli patrolmen was wounded in the fighting to that point. Finally the Jordanians accepted a third cease-fire appeal, but, soon after it became effective, the Jordanians opened fire again, wounding the second patrolman. The Israelis did not return the renewed fire. Israel filed a complaint with the Mixed Armistice Commission.

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