Middle East: Back to Normal

Tensions are rising

The Israeli warplanes screamed north across the border. About eleven miles into Lebanon, they swooped to the first attack, firing rockets and dropping bombs. Their targets: three Palestinian guerrilla outposts. The raid, the first in more than a month, was reported by Lebanese authorities to have killed three people and wounded 20 others. More significantly, it indicated that Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who was confident of his ability to form a new government after the close elections of June 30, was again ready to pursue a tough policy...

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