• Short Summary

    THE FUNERAL OF A 17-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN BOY, SHOT BY A LEBANESE ARMY UNIT, DURING THE RECENT FIGHTING WITH GUERILLA FORCES, ATTRACTED A LARGE CROWD OF MOURNERS IN BEIRUT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    THE FUNERAL OF A 17-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN BOY, SHOT BY A LEBANESE ARMY UNIT, DURING THE RECENT FIGHTING WITH GUERILLA FORCES, ATTRACTED A LARGE CROWD OF MOURNERS IN BEIRUT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    APART FROM THE CIVIL MOURNERS, MEMBERS OF THE AL FATAH GUERRILLA ORGANISATION GAVE THE FUNERAL A MILITARY LOOK. THE MARCHERS IN THE PROCESSION CARRIED THEIR ARMS AND ALONG THE FUNERAL ROUTE GUNS WERE FIRED OFF IN SALUTE TO THE DEAD YOUTH.

    OTHERS DEMONSTRATED ALONG THE ROUTE FOR FREEDOM OF OPERATION AND PASSAGE THROUGH THE LEBANON FOR AL FATAH AND OTHER GUERRILLA GROUPS.

    THE FUNERAL CAME AS THE DUST WAS BEGINNING TO SETTLE ON THE ARMY-COMMANDO CLASHES IN THE SOUTH WHICH THREW LEBANON INTO CRISIS. LAST WEEK A PEACE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED IN CAIRO.

    FOR MONTHS COMMANDO UNITS IN SOUTH LEBANON HAVE BEEN MAKING ROCKET AND MORTAR ATTACKS ON ISRAELI BORDER POSITIONS. IN LAST MONTH'S CLASHES, IN WHICH THE YOUTH DIED, THE COMMANDOES WERE OUT TO SECURE SOLID WINTER BASES IN THE SOUTH AND AN ALL-WEATHER SUPPLY ROUTE FROM THEIR SYRIAN TRAINING CAMPS.

    THE ARMY INTERVENED IN LINE WITH LEBANON'S POLICY OF PREVENTING COMMANDO ACTION ON A SCALE AND OF A TYPE THAT MIGHT INVITE DEVASTATING ISRAELI RETALIATION AGAINST LEBANON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1396GU2SGIMS8ZJ4RE971B8T4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1396GU2SGIMS8ZJ4RE971B8T4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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