• Short Summary

    About twenty Arab students were staging a hunger strike in the Bonn offices of the Arab League on Friday (October 6) in protest at the banning in West Germany of two organisations -- the General Union of Palestinian Workers (GUPA) and the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).

  • Description

    About twenty Arab students were staging a hunger strike in the Bonn offices of the Arab League on Friday (October 6) in protest at the banning in West Germany of two organisations -- the General Union of Palestinian Workers (GUPA) and the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).

    By Friday at least 25 Arabs had been expelled and another 15 were under arrest pending deportation.

    The Federal Government banned the two organisations because, it said, they sympathised with and supported guerrilla actions in West Germany. The Interior Minister, Herr Hans-Dietrich Genscher, said the action was aimed at preventing fresh acts of terror which were threatened following the Munich deaths of eleven Israeli Olympic team-members and five Palestinian 'Black September' guerrillas.

    The two banned organisations had about 2,000 members. There are believed to be about 60,000 Arabs living in West Germany.

    This film, showing the hunger strikers in the Arab League offices in Bonn, carries an overlaid statement in Arabic by a spokesman for the group. He says that the persecution and deportation of Arabs is unconstitutional and asks the West German Government to furnish proof against the arrested men.

    He alleges that the action against the Arab organisations was taken to please the Israeli Government.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA12HCLJKX89GUXVICXLBUWXYDW
    Media URN:
    VLVA12HCLJKX89GUXVICXLBUWXYDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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