Border Battles

Border Battles

For a second week, Israel continued its artillery and air attacks on villages controlled by Shi'ite Hizballah guerrillas in southern Lebanon. So far, 24 people have been killed and 59 wounded. Fighting began after guerrillas attacked Israel's "security zone" inside the Lebanese border. Arab assailants meanwhile stabbed two Israelis to death, a 15-year-old schoolgirl near Tel Aviv and a rabbi in the Gaza Strip. Both murders sparked anti-Arab riots by Israelis. Defense Minister Moshe Arens ordered the Strip sealed off, restricting 700,000 Palestinians to the area.

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