• Short Summary

    Two Soviet-made Katyusha rockets were fired into Jerusalem early on Saturday (3 May) morning, one of them causing some slight damage to a house near the Hebrew University.

  • Description

    Two Soviet-made Katyusha rockets were fired into Jerusalem early on Saturday (3 May) morning, one of them causing some slight damage to a house near the Hebrew University. The crater-hole of the second rocket -- which was also heard exploding -- could not be found. Military experts said it could have exploded harmlessly in the air.

    No injuries were reported. Security experts failed to find the launching site, which they said indicated the missiles could have been fired from a mobile site.

    Shortly afterwards, Palestinian commandos in Damascus, the Syrian capital, claimed responsibility for the attack -- saying that both rockets scored direct hits on the Knesset (parliament) building in Jerusalem, inflicting heavy losses of life and property.

    Later on Friday the Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Yigal Allon, returned to Tel Aviv from a three-day visit to France. He told reporters he was satisfied with his visit, aimed at improving relations between the two countries. He said he hoped it signified the beginning of a process to change French arms policy against Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YFWSLOZZVZJPIOLFKV2GHD21
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YFWSLOZZVZJPIOLFKV2GHD21
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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