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Teacher Rosa Chemy said the group met with a Jordanian officer who

March 13, 1997

Teacher Rosa Chemy said the group met with a Jordanian officer who checked the girls’ ID cards before they started a guided tour of the island.

``We are standing and listening and all of a sudden we hear shots,″ Chemy told Israel radio. ``A Jordanian soldier who was standing above began shooting.″

``We rounded up the girls and ran down. He came down from the outpost and began chasing us,″ Chemy said.

The soldier emptied one ammunitions clip and put another into his weapon before he was overpowered by other Jordanian soldiers, she said.

The students came from a school in the central Israeli town of Beit Shemesh.

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