• Short Summary

    VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION BROKE OUT IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE OF EL AQSA, WHICH HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE THE PREVIOUS DAY.

  • Description

    VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION BROKE OUT IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE OF EL AQSA, WHICH HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    ISRAELI TROOPS HAD TO FIRE WARNING SHOTS OVER THE HEADS OF THE MOBS OF RIOTING ARAB YOUTHS TO RESTORE ORDER.

    THE TROUBLE FLARED SUDDENLY AS CROWDS OF WORSHIPPERS FILED PEACEFULLY FROM THE MOSQUE, ONE OF ISLAM'S MOST SACRED SHRINES, AFTER MID-DAY MOSLEM PRAYERS.

    THE WORSHIPPERS WERE INFLAMED BY GROUPS OF DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE, AND TOGETHER THE SWOLLEN CROWD PRESSED FORWARD TO TRY AND FORCE OPEN THE EL SHARIAA GATE OF THE HARAM AL SHARIFF.

    ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES STATIONED AROUND THE TEMPLE MOUNT SINCE THE FIRE, MOVED IN SWIFTLY, AND STEMMED THE RUSH. THE RIOTERS REPLIED BY BEATING THE SOLDIERS WITH STICKS AND HURLING PAVING STONES. MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED, INCLUDING AN ISRAELI OFFICER.

    THE MOB WAS FINALLY DISPERSED WHEN THE SOLDIERS FIRED WARNING VOLLEYS OVER DEMONSTRATORS' HEADS.

    ISRAEL'S MILITARY LEADERS, GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN, CAME IMMEDIATELY TO THE SCENE AS THE RIOTING BROKE OUT.

    TODAY (SATURDAY) IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT A YOUNG AUSTRALIAN FARMER, MICHAEL DENNIS ROHEN, WAS BEING HELD ACCUSED OF STARTING THE MOSQUE FIRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39YZUDASWD51SZGZUYSZVA1FH
    Media URN:
    VLVA39YZUDASWD51SZGZUYSZVA1FH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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