World: Guerrillas on the Run

As dawn broke along a 35-mile stretch of the Jordan River and its tributary the Yarmuk last week, Israeli soldiers gaped in disbelief. In ones and twos or even in whole squads, scores of bedraggled Arabs broke from the concealment of reed beds on the Jordanian banks and splashed across the 30-yard-wide, green-flecked rivers with white undershirts tied to their rifles in a sign of surrender. Many also held up green I.D. cards certifying them as fedayeen, the Palestinian "men of sacrifice" who are sworn to destroy Israel.

By week's end, 96 tired, hungry...

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