Middle East: Israel Strikes Back

MIDDLE EAST Israel Strikes Back Israel and Jordan became involved last week in the heaviest fighting since the cease-fire in June. In those eight months, the Israeli government had counted 91 separate incidents along the Jordanian border. Then the Jordanians suddenly stepped up the violence. Sporadic artillery duels sent kibbutz dwellers in Galilee scurrying for cover and killed 17 Arabs in a refugee camp near the Allenby Bridge. Three mortar shells exploded in Jerusalem. Bazooka shells landed near the airport at Lydda.

Coming as it did from Jordan, the country that had been...

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