• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MARKED THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH IN WHICH ARAB REFUGEES FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN COULD RETURN TO THEIR HOMES WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MARKED THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH IN WHICH ARAB REFUGEES FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN COULD RETURN TO THEIR HOMES WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT. THE ISRAELIS ANNOUNCED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH THAT REFUGEES WHO HAD FLED TO THE EAST OF THE RIVER JORDAN FROM THE ISRAELI-OCCUPIED WEST COULD RETURN DURING THE MONTH FROM JULY 10TH PROVIDED THEY COULD PROVE THEIR FORMER RESIDENCE AND THEY DID NOT PRESENT SECURITY RISK.

    OUR CAMERAMAN WENT TO THE CRIPPED ALLENBY BRIDGE CHIEF CROSSING POINT FOR THE REFUGEES - ON THE MORNING OF JULY 10. THE STREAM OF REFUGEES FLEEING FROM THE WEST HAD ALMOST STOPPED FROM THE 3,000 A DAY WHO WERE CROSSING AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY BUT NO REFUGEES HAD RETURNED BECAUSE FORMALITIES HADN'T BEEN COMPLETED.

    RED CROSS WORKERS ON THE SPOT SAID ABOUT 15,000 REFUGEES HAD ASKED FOR DETAILS ABOUT GOING BACK, BUT THE SPECIAL FORMS FOR THE REFUGEES HAD NOT BEEN RECEIVED.

    AT THE BRIDGE SEVERAL HUNDRED REFUGEES ARE WAITING TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES.

    IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 200,000 REFUGEES HAVE CROSSED THE JORDAN. MANY OF THEM ARE PALESTINE REFUGEES FROM THE 1948 WAR WHO FLED FROM THEIR CAMPS AS THE ISRAELIS ADVANCED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2494DQFWTM4R44JRFKF4P6KYX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2494DQFWTM4R44JRFKF4P6KYX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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