• Short Summary

    Israel completed the third stage of its withdrawal from the West Bank of the Suez Canal on Tuesday (12 February), handing over a ten-mile (15 kilometre) strip of land to Untied Nations forces.

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    Israel completed the third stage of its withdrawal from the West Bank of the Suez Canal on Tuesday (12 February), handing over a ten-mile (15 kilometre) strip of land to Untied Nations forces.

    The United Nations troops were to hand the territory over to Egypt the following day, when the fourth stage of the withdrawal -- ending Israel's West Bank occupation -- was due to begin.

    Israel is scheduled to complete its withdrawal by 21 February. The Egyptian Second and Third Armies on the east Bank are expected to thin their ranks to the required levels by 5 March.

    Both sides will each maintain about 30 tanks and 7,000 soldiers along new lines, separated by a United Nations buffer zone, on the East Bank.

    Israeli forces have been pulling back from the West Bank since last month and, at the and of stage three, Israel had handed back nearly two thirds of the 640 square miles (1,600 square kilometres) of Egyptian territory it captured in the October war last year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FANYX4BEWOSLIUO3XKVOMW18
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FANYX4BEWOSLIUO3XKVOMW18
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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