PALESTINE: Lonely Pilgrims

In the green foothills of Mt. Hermon, lying along the Banias stream (one of the three sources of the Jordan), a sliver of Palestine is wedged between the boundaries of Syria and Lebanon. There the hills are speckled vith the orchards and fields of Jewish settlements, and their fisheries line the river. Last week 1,000 Arabs came out of Syria and Lebanon, swooped from the surrounding heights, for 3½ hours besieged the Jewish settlements of Dan and Kfar Szold, wrecked irrigation installations, and withdrew across the border only when British Lancers opened fire on them with mortars and artillery....

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