Israeli aircraft made three rocket attacks on a Jordanian army camp north of Irbid on Friday, in what Jordanian authorities claim was a violation of the 90-day ceasefire.
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Background: Israeli aircraft made three rocket attacks on a Jordanian army camp north of Irbid on Friday, in what Jordanian authorities claim was a violation of the 90-day ceasefire. Although the camp was almost deserted, one Jordanian officer was killed and one soldier and seven civilians injured.
Israel claims the raid was carried out against the camp because it is a base used by Palestinian commandoes in their continuing attacks on Israeli border positions.
Three waves of aircraft made the attack in a 45-minute raid which shattered the army camp and an administration centre nearby. An Israeli communique said the raid was aimed at preventing commandoes carrying out raids against civilian settlements on the border. One such mortar attack was carried out by commandoes the previous day, the Israelis said.
This activity on the Jordan-Israel border was the first for seven days since the ceasefire became effective. Along other fronts - and particularly the Suez Canal -- the situation has remained quiet since the ceasefire.