Middle East: Incident at Samu

For two years, Arab terrorists had been averaging three raids a month inside Israel, blowing up a house here, a bridge or water pipeline there. Last month, in their most daring exploit yet, they even reached the outskirts of Jerusalem, where they bombed an apartment building only a mile from the home of Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol. Sometimes they crossed over from Lebanon, sometimes from Syria, where they were actually based. But more often, they sneaked in through Jordan, where King Hussein seemed powerless to stop them. Last week, Israel finally struck back with the white-hot fury of the desert...

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