• Short Summary

    ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES USING TANKS, ARTILLERY AND MORTARS FOUGHT FROM MORNING TO DUSK ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES USING TANKS, ARTILLERY AND MORTARS FOUGHT FROM MORNING TO DUSK ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). EACH SIDE ACCUSED THE OTHER OF STARTING THE EXCHANGE, WHICH FLARED INTO A SERIES OF FIERCE ENGAGEMENTS STRETCHING FOR SOME 60 MILES (100 KMS.) ALONG THE RIVER. ACCORDING TO AN ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN, THE JORDANIANS KILLED TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS AT KIBBUTZ GESHER, SHOWN IN THIS FILM.

    ISRAELI SOLDIERS TODAY WERE BUSY REPAIRING DAMAGE TO THE SHELLED KIBBUTZ. ACCORDING TO THE SPOKESMAN, A FIRST BARRAGE OF NINE MORTAR SHELLS FELL DURING THE NIGHT, BUT THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE JORDANIANS STARTED FIRING - WITH NINE MORTAR ROUNDS - ABOUT TEN YESTERDAY MORNING LOCAL TIME.

    JORDANIAN POSTS ON THE RIVER'S EAST BANK OPENED UP WITH AUTOMATIC FIRE, AND ISRAELI FORCES ANSWERED IT.

    LAST THURSDAY ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN TROOPS FOUGHT AN ARTILLERY DUEL AT SEVERAL POINTS ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER, IN WHICH SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE REPORTED KILLED AND WOUNDED ON BOTH SIDES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T78H7ZV0NMRXBCN9JA25NXNG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T78H7ZV0NMRXBCN9JA25NXNG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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