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.
SV Soldiers and people at scene of rocket attack (2 shots)
SV Officials inspect damage
SV Border police search crater for remnants (3 shots)
SV & CU Israeli Foreign Minister Allon prepares for news conference (2 shots)
SV Allon speaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: "I have just come back from a very pleasant visit to France, and I believe that this visit helped to pave the way for promoting relations between our two countries. It is well-known that the French people and the people of Israel are very friendly for many years. It began many, many years even before the inception of the state of Israel and the coolness of relationship was rather abnormal, I would say."
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Background: 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.