• Short Summary

    A large number of the expelled Israeli military instructors left Uganda by air on Friday (March 24) -- the first major departures after President Amin ordered massiv expulsions of Israelis and a halt in Israeli commercial projects in Uganda.

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    A large number of the expelled Israeli military instructors left Uganda by air on Friday (March 24) -- the first major departures after President Amin ordered massiv expulsions of Israelis and a halt in Israeli commercial projects in Uganda.

    The expulsion orders included building contractors, some tourists, and members of the Israeli diplomatic corps. Members of the Israeli Air Force on instruction duties were not included. but the Israeli Government said it would withdraw them anyway.

    President Amin, in announcing the expulsion orders, blamed the slump in relations between the two countries on what he called anti-Ugandan Israeli press reports. He accused the Israeli Embassy and "Israeli intelligence sources" in Uganda of supplying the material used in the reports. One newspaper story alleged that President Amin had cancelled a recent visit to Egypt due to opposition in Uganda.

    General Amin also ordered that the Israeli Embassy diplomatic corps should be cut to four.

    SYNOPSIS: Several of the expelled Israeli military instructors in Uganda left by air on Friday, in the first wave of Israeli departures following massive expulsion orders by President Idi Amin. The expulsion orders, which came earlier in the week, included members of the Israeli diplomatic corps, contractors and some tourists. The Ugandan leader also halted several Israeli construction projects in the country, saying the contractors had demanded more cash. But he blamed the general slump in relations between the two countries on what he called anti-Ugandan Israeli press reports -- which alleged that President Amin had cancelled a recent visit to Egypt because of home opposition. Such allegations, said President Amin, originated from the Israeli Embassy and what he called "Israeli intelligence sources" in Uganda.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YUYPTME80TC2JZOVYTI3MY7E
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YUYPTME80TC2JZOVYTI3MY7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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