• Short Summary

    SIXTY OR SEVENTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN MADE HOMELESS IN THE VILLAGE OF HALHUL SINCE ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES BLEW UP THEIR HOUSES ON FRIDAY (24 OCTOBER) IN RETALIATION FOR THE KILLING THERE OF AN ISRAELI OFFICER IN A SECURITY ACTION THAT REVEALED A LARGE CACHE OF PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION WEAPONS AND SABOTAGE EQUIPMENT EARLIER.

  • Description

    SIXTY OR SEVENTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN MADE HOMELESS IN THE VILLAGE OF HALHUL SINCE ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES BLEW UP THEIR HOUSES ON FRIDAY (24 OCTOBER) IN RETALIATION FOR THE KILLING THERE OF AN ISRAELI OFFICER IN A SECURITY ACTION THAT REVEALED A LARGE CACHE OF PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION WEAPONS AND SABOTAGE EQUIPMENT EARLIER.

    THE SECURITY FORCES BROKE UP AN IMPORTANT ANTI-ISRAELI ORGANISATION IN THE HEBRON AREA ON FRIDAY AND MADE A LARGE NUMBER OF ARRESTS.

    THEY CAME TO HALHUL VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING, LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS. THEY ARRESTED 12, BUT ONE OF THEM FOUGHT BACK. THE VILLAGERS ADMITTED THAT HE WAS FROM HALHUL AND THAT HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PLO BUT HAD BEEN AWAY FROM THE VILLAGE FOR TWO YEARS.

    THE ISRAELIS SURROUNDED THE HOUSE IN WHICH HE WAS HIDING, AND THE MAN THREW OUT A GRENADE, WHICH KILLED A SECOND LIEUTENANT AND WOUNDED A POLICEMAN AND ANOTHER SOLDIER.

    ABOUT TWO HOURS LATER THE MAN GAVE HIMSELF UP. BY THEN THE SECURITY FORCES HAD DISCOVERED A HUGE QUANTITY OF RIFLES, HAND GRENADES, MINES, AND BAZOOKAS, AS WELL AS SOME PLO FLAGS, IN OTHER HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE. PLO MEMBERS WERE FOUND HIDING IN SOME OF THE HOUSES, AND A FURTHER 40 ARRESTS WERE MADE.

    THE VILLAGERS WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR HOMES, TOGETHER WITH THEIR BELONGINGS, AND THE SECURITY FORCES THEN PROCEEDED TO DEMOLISH THE HOUSES.

    AFTERWARDS, THE VILLAGERS BEGAN POKING THROUGH THE RUINS TO SEE IF THEY COULD FIND ANYTHING THAT HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34INX2JWKHV9HKM5U44TC0NY0
    Media URN:
    VLVA34INX2JWKHV9HKM5U44TC0NY0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment