• Short Summary

    Two-hundred and sixty Egyptians and Palestinians who have been trapped on either side of the Suez Canal since the 1967 Arab-Israeli, have been repatriated in an exchange of families arranged by the Red Cross.

  • Description

    Two-hundred and sixty Egyptians and Palestinians who have been trapped on either side of the Suez Canal since the 1967 Arab-Israeli, have been repatriated in an exchange of families arranged by the Red Cross. The exchange took place yesterday (Tuesday) at the Canal town of El Kantara, during a specially arranged cease-fire.

    At the United Nations Headquarters at El Kantara, badly damaged earlier in artillery battles across the canal, Red Cross and United Nations officials worked solidly trying to halt a barrage of gunfire so the repatriation could take place.

    After a delay of more than two hours, the ceasefire was arranged.

    About 100 Egyptian, trapped in the Gaza Strip since the Six-day War, were ferried across the canal in boats, while about 160 Palestinian Arabs, caught in Egypt at the outbreak of the war, were returned to the Israeli-held side.

    The exchange was the 31st so far arrange, but the first to be held up by what a United Nations military observer described as heavy gunfire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1BD3EHTR78640GODM9UO9RD32
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BD3EHTR78640GODM9UO9RD32
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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