• Short Summary

    GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, THE ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER, SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT PRESIDENT NASSER RESUMED HOSTILITIES WITH ISRAEL WHEN HE ORDERED THE MISSILE ATTACK ON THE DESTROYED EILATH ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 21).

  • Description

    GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, THE ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER, SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT PRESIDENT NASSER RESUMED HOSTILITIES WITH ISRAEL WHEN HE ORDERED THE MISSILE ATTACK ON THE DESTROYED EILATH ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 21). THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC SAID THE EILATH WAS ENGAGED BY EGYPTIAN NAVAL UNITS AFTER IT ENTERED EGYPTIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS.

    THE DESTROYER WAS SUNK WITH A PROBABLE LOSS OF 51 LIVES BY SOVIET-MADE SEA-TO-SEA MISSILES. MANY OF THE 48 WOUNDED -- EIGHT SERIOUSLY -- WERE YESTERDAY RECEIVING EMERGENCY TREATMENT AT THE CENTRAL NEGEV HOSPITAL IN BEERSHEBA.

    GENERAL DAYAN VISITED THE WOUNDED MEN EARLY LAST NIGHT AND SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, RELATIVES WERE ALLOWED INTO THE WARDS.

    AT THE UNITED NATIONS, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, ADMITTED THAT THE WORLD BODY WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE SINKING.

    AND TONIGHT, OBSERVERS AT THE U.N. FEARED THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT REACHED AFTER THE JUNE WAR MIGHT CRUMBLE UNLESS THE SECURITY COUNCIL FOUND A FORMULA FOR EASING TENSION IN THE AREA.

    GENERAL DAYAN TONIGHT COMPARED THE SINKING OF THE EILATH TO PRESIDENT NASSER'S ACTION IN CLOSING THE TIRAN STRAITS EXACTLY FIVE MONTHS AGO. HE SAID THE DESTROYER WAS 14 MILES (22 KMS) FROM THE EGYPTIAN COAST.

    IN CAIRO A MILITARY SPOKESMAN ??? "YOU CAN EXPECT ANYTHING FROM THE ISRAELIS AT ANY TIME."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1D5TF7HOD0MY54FDZ751MJF4O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1D5TF7HOD0MY54FDZ751MJF4O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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