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    MR. ABU OMAR, REPRESENTING THE AL FATAH ORGANISATION, SPOKE TO ARAB STUDENTS TODAY (FRIDAY, APRIL?

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    SV EXT U.A.R. EMBASSY
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    CU STREET SIGN "CHESTERFIELD GARDENS"
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    3.
    CU AL FATAH POSTER (2 SHOTS)
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    GV INT MEETING ZOOM IN TO SPEAKER ABU OMAR.
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    CU ABU OMAR SPEAKS
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    GV AUDIENCE APPLAUDS
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: OMAR: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN. I'M VERY HAPPY TO SEE SOME FACES OF OLD COMRADES THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN JORDAN--I SAW MIGUEL, AND I SEE THERE BENNY DAWSON AND THERE MUST BE OTHERS. TO BEGIN WITH, I'D LIKE TO GIVE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE PALESTINIAN PROBLEM THE WAY WE VIEW IT, AND THE SOLUTION TO IT. THEN, AS NICK SAID, WE'LL MOVE ON TO DISCUSSION OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS INFORMALLY. THE PURPOSE OF THE AL FATAH IS NOT MERELY JUST TO FIGHT AND THROW THE OCCUPIERS OUT. WE SEEK TO LIBERATE BOTH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, THE CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM PALESTINIANS THAT HAVE SUFFERED AND HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT AND EXPELLED AND ALSO THE ZIONISTS THEMSELVES FROM ZIONIST IDEOLOGY. BECAUSE WE DO NOT THINK THAT THE SOLUTION OF HUMAN PROBLEM OF SOME OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE SUFFERED PERSECUTION IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD COMES BY RE-CASTING THEM IN THE ROLE OF OPPRESSORS AND EXPLOITERS. WHAT WE--OUR REVOLUTION SEEKS TO LIBERATE THE ZIONISTS THEMSELVES FROM ZIONIST IDEOLOGY AND TO CREATE A DEMOCRATIC STATE IN PALESTINE IN WHICH CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS AND JEWS--PEOPLE OF THE JEWISH FAITH--WHO DESIRE TO LIVE THERE MAY DO SO AFTER LIBERATION ON THE BASIS OF EQUALITY AS EQUAL CITIZENS WITH EQUAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AND NOT AS MASTERS AND SLAVES. THIS IS IN FEW WORDS, THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM AND WHAT OUR MOVEMENT OR HOW OUR MOVEMENT SEES IT AND WHAT IT INTENDEDS TO DO ABOUT IT."




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    Background: MR. ABU OMAR, REPRESENTING THE AL FATAH ORGANISATION, SPOKE TO ARAB STUDENTS TODAY (FRIDAY, APRIL 3) ABOUT THE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN. THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AT THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC IN CHESTERFIELD GARDENS, LONDON.

    IN HIS SPEECH, MR. OMAR SAID THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE AL FATAH GROUP WAS NOT JUST TO FIGHT THE ISRAELIS AND EVENTUALLY FORCE THEM TO LEAVE PALESTINE, BUT ALSO SOUGHT TO LIBERATE THE COUNTRY SO THAT PALESTINIANS OF ALL FAITHS COULD LIVE THERE. ACCORDING TO MR. OMAR, A LIBERATED PALESTINE WOULD HAVE A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT WHICH WOULD GUARANTEE EQUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL. AL FATAH, HE CONTINUED, DID NOT BELIEVE THAT CASTING THE JEWS AS PERSECUTORS HELPED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

    THE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN (PSC) HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO ORGANISE ALL SOLIDARITY GROUPS IN BRITAIN WITH THE PALESTINIAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT.

    HERE IS AN EXTRACT FROM MR. OMAR'S REMARKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DGMPQRZSJG6WZVKM9BVAM62A
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DGMPQRZSJG6WZVKM9BVAM62A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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