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>JN Sept. 23, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 174
Israeli Security Men Attacked in Amman
By Mahmoud Zawawi (VOA-Amman) & IINS News Service
Gunmen have wounded two employees of the Israeli Embassy in
Amman. Jordanian security officials said the attack occurred early
Monday when two Israeli security guards were on routine inspection
duty. A Jordanian security official said two attackers, believed
to be Jordanian, fired from a blue car.
Israel IBA News reported the wounded Israelis were Israeli security
agents assigned to the Embassy in Jordan.
Israeli Embassy spokesman Roey Gilead said the attack took place
on a street some distance from the Embassy. He said the two
Embassy employees were shot in the legs. Jordan's Minister of State
for Information, Sameer Mutawia, expressed regret for the incident
and condemned terrorism, no matter who stands behind it.
A previously unknown group called the Islamic Resistance in Jordan
claimed responsibility for the attack. A statement from the group
warned employees of the Israeli Embassy in Jordan to leave the
country in one month.
The Director-General of King Hussein's Office, Ali Shukri,
Jordanian Interior Minister Nader a-Shayad and the private
secretary to Crown Prince Hassan, Samir Refa'i, visited those
hospitalized after the attack.
The three Jordanian leaders expressed their regret at the attack,
and informed Israel's Ambassador to Jordan, Oded Eran, that the
hunt for the perpetrators is now their chief priority. The wounded
are resting in good condition. There is no immediate intention to
Acting Prime Minister Moshe Katzav has called upon Jordan to
increase security for Israeli tourists in Jordan. Security around
Israeli facilities and targets in Jordan has also been increased.
Milk Solution Found for Rosh Hashanah
By IINS News Service
The Office of the Chief Rabbinate reportedly found a solution
to the problem of dealing with 2 million liters of milk over the
three-day Rosh Hashanah and Sabbath Holiday.
Originally, the nation's milk producers stated the Chief
Rabbinate's Office said the milk obtained over the three-day
holiday would be spilled out. Dairy industry officials objected to
this ruling, which they stated would cost NIS 7 million and asked
the rabbis to find an acceptable solution within the framework of
Jewish law, that was not so expensive for the dairy industry.
The Rabbinate announced that in an unprecedented move, it will
permit the opening of the Tel Yosef Dairy to process milk from
Thursday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The milk will be
delivered (to Tel Yosef) and totally processed by non-Jews and
following the holiday, it would be used to make powdered milk or
hard cheese for export.
This year, the two-day Rosh Hashanah holiday falls on Thursday and
Friday, creating a situation in which the holiday runs directly
into the Sabbath. Work is prohibited on all three days, creating
the dilemma for the dairy industry.
A senior dairy council official stated the solution provided by the
Chief Rabbinate is a partial solution for 2 million liters and he
called upon the government to make compensatory payments for the
other losses that will be incurred by the industry over the
Health officials have already stated that after the holiday and
Sabbath, milk that was obtained over 48-hours earlier, will not be
accepted for commercial use for health reasons.
Research Points to New Oil Potential in Israel
By IINS News Service
Reports about the potential for an Israel oil discovery
generated excitement at the International Conference of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Vienna.
Tovia Luskin, Director of Israel's Givot Olam Oil company,
presented delegates with his new theory of linking Israel to the
Paleozoic petroleum system of the Middle East, a concept which
could signal a breakthrough in oil exploration in Israel.
Independent Dallas petroleum consultant Forrest A. Garb Associates
Inc. has rated Givot Olam's prospects for finding oil as better
"I Thought the Bus was Carrying Jewish Tourists"
By IIIS News Service
CAIRO -- One of the men seized by Egyptian police after the
petrol bomb attack on a tourist bus in Cairo that killed 10 people
said he wanted revenge against Jews for anti-Moslem slurs, a
government newspaper reported.
"I thought the bus was carrying Jewish tourists, I wanted to take
revenge for the Israeli who attacked the prophet Mohammed and the
Koran," Saber Abu al-Ola told police, the newspaper Al Akhbar said.
Nine German tourists and their Egyptian driver were killed in an
inferno sparked by a bomb attack on their bus near the Egyptian
Museum in central Cairo Thursday afternoon. Seven people were
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