• Short Summary

    Palestinian guerrillas, apparently fleeing from the fighting against Jordanian Army forces in northern Jordan, are continuing to seek sanctuary from their traditional enemies, the Israelis.

  • Description

    Palestinian guerrillas, apparently fleeing from the fighting against Jordanian Army forces in northern Jordan, are continuing to seek sanctuary from their traditional enemies, the Israelis. A total of 55 guerrillas were captured as they fled across the River Jordan at the weekend.

    Visnews cameraman Rolf Kneller filmed 30 of the captives yesterday (Sunday) as they were driven, blindfolded, to the Military Governor's compound in nablus. Under difficult conditions, he also managed to get film of the guerrillas as they waited, hands tied behind their backs, in their temporary prison. Later reports indicated that the number of fleeing guerrillas had increased to 72.

    SYNOPSIS: An Israeli tourist bus was hastily pressed into service on Sunday to transport Palestinian guerrillas to a temporary prison at the Military Governor's compound in Nablus. They had been captured as they crossed the river Jordan, apparently fleeing from the fighting against Jordanian Army forces. By the end of the weekend, over seventy guerrillas had surrendered to their traditional enemies, the Israelis. Some spoke of heavy attacks by King Hussein's tanks and artillery. The Israelis are currently debating the status of the prisoners, who include several youngsters, members of the Fatah Lion Cubs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QTBN0UV8X3UEAHCTYMU6E8Q0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QTBN0UV8X3UEAHCTYMU6E8Q0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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