January 8, 1990 |
Israeli soldiers Sunday shot and killed a Jordanian soldier who crossed into Israeli territory near the Sea of Galilee in the latest of a weeklong string of border incidents, the military said. In Jordan, an army official said a conscript from the same area "was absent since yesterday (Saturday) and had his personal weapon." The official, quoted by the state-run Petra news agency, said Jordanian soldiers had searched the area but could not find him.
May 28, 1989
Israeli troops shot and killed a suspected guerrilla who opened fire from across the Jordan-Israel border and wounded two soldiers, the army command said. The attack occurred in an area 50 miles northeast of Jerusalem. Soldiers searched the area on the Jordanian side of the border and found the body of a guerrilla dressed in a military-type uniform and armed with a U.S.-made M-16 assault rifle, an army spokesman said. But in an official broadcast, Jordan said the man may have been a Jordanian army soldier who earlier disappeared from a border post.
April 18, 1991 |
A pair of infiltrators from Jordan ambushed and killed a farm worker riding with three companions on a tractor-pulled trailer just inside Israel's border with Jordan on Wednesday, and pursuing Israeli soldiers fatally shot one of the gunmen. But another escaped, setting off a manhunt in the farm country just south of the Sea of Galilee. The shootings came on the eve of the third visit to Israel by Secretary of State James A. Baker III in six weeks.
January 10, 1991 |
Financially pressed Jordan closed its border with Iraq to war-frightened refugees Wednesday, demanding more Western money to help handle the flow. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Salameh Hammad said the frontier will be reopened once "a repatriation program is put forward by international organizations and world governments to airlift all evacuees home," the official Petra news agency reported.
February 9, 1991 |
Reverberations from the Persian Gulf War have the effect in Israel of a kind of low-grade fever, something not yet fully debilitating but always in danger of flaring into something worse. Within the last day, there were a number of incidents that reminded the country of the risks that confront Israel as the war drags on: a border infiltration, a violent incident in East Jerusalem and still another missile attack from western Iraq.
February 17, 1991
The Gulf War has focused attention on Israel's eastern border with Jordan. Israeli forces are on guard against Iraqi Scud missiles flying over Jordan or even a spread of fighting into Jordan. And Israeli officials have warned that they would not tolerate a second front on ISRAEL'S NORTHERN FRONTIER, where Palestinians fired scores of rockets in Israel's "security zone" in southern Lebanon. But a U.N.