Weapons, ammunition and other supplies captured by Israeli forces in an overnight clash with Arab guerrillas were put on display on Friday (July 3).
Weapons, ammunition and other supplies captured by Israeli forces in an overnight clash with Arab guerrillas were put on display on Friday (July 3). Nine guerrillas were killed according to the Israeli authorities, in the clash which took place in the Beit Haarave region of the Jordan Valley.
It was one of the largest number of guerrillas encountered in the area since the end of the six-day war three years ago. The clash, said the Israelis, came after the guerrillas had infiltrated into Israel from Jordan, south of the Dead Sea.
Ten weapons, including rifles, pistols and machine guns, were captured along with explosives, ammunition and civilian clothing. A copy of the Koran and a tin of Chinese "Bully-Beef" were also among the possessions. The Israelis said they suffered no casualties.
In a grenade attack in Gaza city on Friday (July 3), one Arab was killed and four injured and in Hebron, on the West bank of the river Jordan, 18 arabs and an Israeli were injured in a second attack.
In other incidents the same day, Arab guerrillas fired mortar shells into Upper Galilee during the night, but no casualties or damage was reporter and in exchanges of fire across the Suez Canal two Israeli soldiers were wounded.