• Short Summary

    As the Jordanian capital of Amman counted the cost of another night of street fighting, Palestinian Commando leaders and Jordanian officials today (Monday) sought a formula to ease tension and prevent further violent clashes between their forces.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Amman
    0.06

    2.
    LV Jordan Intercontinental Hotel
    0.10

    3.
    MV Glass and rubble on staircase
    0.13

    4.
    MV Hole in wall of hotel PAN DOWN TO staircase
    0.18

    5.
    MV Shell-holes and bullet holes in wall and windows (8 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    SV & MV Damaged car in Amman street
    0.53

    7.
    MV People examine interior of vehicle
    0.56

    8.
    CU Damage in wall
    1.00

    9.
    MV Screen protecting shop window with bullet holes
    1.07

    10.
    CU Ditto
    1.10

    11.
    MV Shell hole in road
    1.12

    12.
    MV Damaged car with holes inside (3 shots)
    1.22



    Initials AH/PMW/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As the Jordanian capital of Amman counted the cost of another night of street fighting, Palestinian Commando leaders and Jordanian officials today (Monday) sought a formula to ease tension and prevent further violent clashes between their forces.

    But as the two sides met at the residence of Prime Minister Abdel-Moneim Al-Rifai, their spokesmen were making counter-accusations over Sunday's shooting incidents.

    The commando leadership claimed the Jordanian Army and Security forces started the clashes by machine-gunning commando offices and camps.

    The Jordanian authorities said the fighting started when unidentified men opened fire on Army, Police and Security posts.

    During the fighting, the luxury Intercontinental Hotel--where scores of foreigners were held hostage by the commandos last June--was hit by mortar and machine-gun fire.

    Three days of sporadic clashes have cost several lives in Amman. At today's conciliatory talks, the Jordanian Government rejected a call by the commandos to revoke its acceptance of the American peace initiative for the Middle East. But it was reported that both sides agreed to end "provocative" actions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17CPE6I2IR8SWUMKBZTJANAUH
    Media URN:
    VLVA17CPE6I2IR8SWUMKBZTJANAUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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