• Short Summary

    AS THE LEBANESE AUTHORITIES MOVED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO SEEK A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PALESTINE GUERILLAS, IN SYRIA A VIGOROUS STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION, MR.

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    AS THE LEBANESE AUTHORITIES MOVED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO SEEK A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PALESTINE GUERILLAS, IN SYRIA A VIGOROUS STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION, MR. YASSER ARAFAT, RULED OUT ALL HOPE OF COMPROMISE.

    SPEAKING IN DAMASCUS, MR. ARAFAT SAID THE GUERILLAS DEMANDED PUNISHMENT OF THOSE LEBANESE WHO HAD ACTED AGAINST THEM.

    "WE ARE ONE ARAB NATION, AND THE PALESTINIANS HAVE A FULL RIGHT TO FIGHT AND TRAIN ON ANY ARAB SOIL", HE DECLARED.

    HE SAID HE WAS READY FOR PEACE TALKS WITH THE LEBANESE AUTHORITIES "AS LONG AS SUCH TALKS LEAD TO GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF COMMANDO ACTION."
    ANOTHER POINT MR. ARAFAT MADE WAS THAT THE LEBANESE THEMSELVES HAD NOT HESITATED TO USE PALESTINIAN SOIL WHEN THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FRENCH.

    MEANWHILE GENERAL EMILE BUSTANI, THE LEBANESE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ARRIVED IN CAIRO LAST NIGHT AS HEAD OF THE DELEGATION WHICH IS TO DISCUSS THE COUNTRY'S GUERILLA CRISIS WITH THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT. IT WAS NOT CLEAR WHETHER REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GUERILLAS THEMSELVES WOULD TAKE PART IN THE TALKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3A3AFJA5M6I9I9YLJ4H2YUQY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3A3AFJA5M6I9I9YLJ4H2YUQY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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