WAR these days admits of many qualifications, including cold or hot, limited, shooting and phony. In a sense, all applied to the gunfire and shelling that raged between Arabs and Israelis across their so-called cease-fire lines last week. Continuing a duel that has been going on almost daily for three weeks, Egyptian and Israeli artillery traded fire over the Suez Canal. Egyptian army commandos, their faces covered with grease, crossed the canal in rubber rafts, killing three Israeli soldiers in patrol-sized firefights. Roaring into Jordan, retaliating Israeli jets blasted two Egyptian-manned underground radar stations.

In Cairo, the Egyptian government repudiated the cease-fire...

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