MIDDLE EAST: Cease-Fire Strains

The most difficult border for Israel to defend, ironically, is the one where it abuts the only neighbor against which it has never deliberately gone to war. Despite wire fences, roving military patrols and sand strips designed to pick up footprints, fedayeen have apparently managed to sneak unobserved over the border from Lebanon to carry out terror attacks inside Israel. Although at least 25 Palestinians have been spotted and killed within the past month, other commandos killed 46 Israelis in attacks on Qiryat Shemona and Ma'alot. Last week the Palestinians struck again,...

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