• Short Summary

    In a surprise move Israel's military governor on the occupied West Bank lifted the banishment order on Arab Mayor Bassam Al-Shaka on Wednesday (5 December) and released him from jail.

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    In a surprise move Israel's military governor on the occupied West Bank lifted the banishment order on Arab Mayor Bassam Al-Shaka on Wednesday (5 December) and released him from jail. The move was greeted with delight on the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River which had seethed with unrest ever since Mr Al-Shake, the Mayor of Nablus, had been arrested on November the 11th and ordered into exile for voicing support for Palestinian guerrillas.Brigadier General Benyamin Ben-Eliezer, the Military Governor, made the announcement at a news conference.

    SYNOPSIS: The Mayor's release was greeted with jubilation on the West Bank, where Al-Shaka was mobbed by fellow Arab Mayors ....all of whom had resigned in protest at his banishment.

    The Mayors say they will resume work on Thursday (6 December) and that they hope the Israeli authorities will now deal with them on a more equal and productive basis. The Mayor of Bethlehem, Mr Elias Freij, a well-known moderate, welcomed the Israeli Government's courageous move:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2136HY8WCKXYPTLT71CWSB5C9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2136HY8WCKXYPTLT71CWSB5C9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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