• Short Summary

    United Nations' observers visited the village in southern Lebanon of Majdal Zoun on Wednesday (18 December).

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    GV Damaged building PAN TO UN vehicles
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    SV PAN UN observers walking among ruins with villagers
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    GVS Damaged village and villagers (2 shots)
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    SV AND CU Debris (4 shots)
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    SV PAN UN observers inspecting damage
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    SVS PAN Debris (2 shots)
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    GV PAN UN observers walk through damaged village
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    Initials CL/0213 CL/0226



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    Background: United Nations' observers visited the village in southern Lebanon of Majdal Zoun on Wednesday (18 December). Majdal Zoun had been raided by helicopter-borne Israeli troops that day: six houses had been totally destroyed, a child wounded and four citizens kidnapped.

    The attacks came as the Lebanese Government was publicly asking other Arab states for military assistance by providing military equipment to defend itself against such raids.

    Majdal Zoun was the target for an earlier Israeli attack -- in early November -- when a three-storey building was blown up and two villagers abducted.

    The Israelis say Majdal Zoun has been used as an Arab guerrilla base for attacks into northern Israel. There has been no confirmation of their charge.

    Israeli raids into Lebanese territory -- in retaliation against Arab commando attacks in Israel -- ??? been stepped up in recent weeks and are a major factor in the escalating tension in the area. On Thursday (12 December) Israeli 'planes raided Palestinian camps in and around Beirut. The following day, Israeli artillery shelled the town of Nabitiyeh in the south of the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2R4ZGIDQ07EF7CYQ5S5LH82FH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2R4ZGIDQ07EF7CYQ5S5LH82FH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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