World: Middle East: Civilians as Targets

WITH the undeclared war in the Middle East growing steadily in intensity, the communique from Tel Aviv last week seemed strictly routine. It began: "Israeli jets blasted Egyptian military targets north and south of Cairo and a radar site 24 miles west of the Suez Canal in two raids today. All the Israeli planes returned safely. Pilots reported accurate hits in both strikes." In a matter of hours, however, the Israelis were drastically amending the report.

Staging their tenth air raid in a month around Cairo, Israeli planes were supposed to bomb an air...

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