MIDDLE EAST: Shock, Terror--and Slender Hopes

Shortly after dawn one day last week, three Arab terrorists, dressed in khakis, blue windbreakers and gym shoes, crept into the sleeping Israeli village of Qiryat Shemona (pop. 17,000) near the Lebanese border. Armed with bazookas, grenades and submachine guns, they shot their way up to the top of a four-story apartment building, firing indiscriminately into one apartment after the other. As sirens sounded and townspeople scurried for shelter, Israeli troops rushed to the scene. When the shooting stopped four hours later, 18 Israeli men, women and children—as well as the three...

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