• Short Summary

    JERUSALEM'S EL AQSA MOSQUE, DAMAGED BY FIRE ON AUGUST 21, HAS BEEN RE-OPENED FOR PRAYERS AFTER TEMPORARY REPAIRS HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT.

  • Description

    JERUSALEM'S EL AQSA MOSQUE, DAMAGED BY FIRE ON AUGUST 21, HAS BEEN RE-OPENED FOR PRAYERS AFTER TEMPORARY REPAIRS HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT. MEANWHILE, ON MONDAY, A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY SET UP TO LOOK INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FIRE PRESENTED ITS REPORT TO PRIME MINISTER MRS. GOLDA MEIR.

    TONIGHT, THE OFFICIAL ISRAELI REPORT, PRESENTED TO MRS. MEIR ON MONDAY, WAS PUBLISHED. IT CHARGED THE MOSLEM BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR ISLAMIC HOLY PLACES IN JERUSALEM WITH NEGLIGENCE IN FIRE PRECAUTION DRILL AND SECURITY MEASURES.

    FURNITURE AND LAMPS WHICH HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE MOSQUE DURING THE FIRE HAVE NOW BEEN RETURNED, AND MONEY HAS BEEN COMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE MOSLEM WORLD TO HELP PAY THE COST OF REPAIRS. THE FORMER CHIEF ARCHITECT OF THE MOSQUE IS ALSO TO BE ASKED TO GO TO JERUSALEM FROM CAIRO TO AID IN THE RESTORATION -- ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HAVE SAID THEY WILL ALLOW INTO JERUSALEM ANY EXPERTS NEEDED TO WORK ON THE REPAIRS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DON32NPA2NA0T8N95EMKHB29
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DON32NPA2NA0T8N95EMKHB29
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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