• Short Summary

    IN THE ARAB SECTOR OF JERUSALEM, SOME 50 ARAB SCHOOLGIRLS, WHO DEMONSTRATED IN SUPPORT OF ARAB NATIONALIST GUERILLAS DURING A SHOPKEEPERS' STRIKE YESTERDAY (26 OCTOBER), WERE QUICKLY DISPERSED BY POLICE.

  • Description


    CLOSED SHOPS, SOLDIER GUARDING SCHOOL ENTRANCE; CHILDREN ENTERING SCHOOL, RIOT WAGGON IN STREET; STUDENTS WALKING AND BEING CHECKED BY POLICE; STUDENT ARRESTED BY POLICE, POLICE DIRECTING TRAFFIC AND RESTORING ORDER.




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    Background: IN THE ARAB SECTOR OF JERUSALEM, SOME 50 ARAB SCHOOLGIRLS, WHO DEMONSTRATED IN SUPPORT OF ARAB NATIONALIST GUERILLAS DURING A SHOPKEEPERS' STRIKE YESTERDAY (26 OCTOBER), WERE QUICKLY DISPERSED BY POLICE.

    A SUBSEQUENT ATTEMPT BY A SMALLER GROUP TO STAGE A PROTEST MARCH WAS ALSO BROUGHT TO A HALT.

    THE GIRLS INVOLVED IN THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION ASSEMBLED AT MIDDAY NEAR THE DAMASCUS GATE AND TRIED TO FORM A PROCESSION. THEY CHANTED MILITANT ARAB NATIONALIST SLOGANS. THE SECOND PROCESSION, INVOLVING SOME 30 GIRLS, TRIED TO MARCH FROM THE CENTRAL BUS STATION IN EAST JERUSALEM.

    THE INCIDENTS WERE OVER IN MINUTES AND LIFE RETURNED TO NORMAL.

    THEY FOLLOWED A WEEK OF STRIKES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE WEST BANK OF THE JORDAN, WHERE ISRAELI OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES IMPOSED CURFEWS ON SEVERAL TOWNS OVER THE PAST WEEK IN AN EFFORT TO HALT DEMONSTRATIONS MANY BY SCHOOLGIRLS IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINE ARAB NATIONALISTS AND PRESIDENT NASSER OF EGYPT.

    THIS MORNING CURFEWS WERE RE-IMPOSED ON NABLUS AND RAMALLAH; THE MAYORS OF THESE TOWNS HAD PROVED UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE ULTIMATUM OF ISRAEL'S DEFENCE MINISTER GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, MAKING THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING LAW AND ORDER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ECE68KBIHPUSMB4X05U8GOMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ECE68KBIHPUSMB4X05U8GOMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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