• Short Summary

    Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat was mobbed by supporters shouting "Revolution until victory" as he left Beirut for the Athenian port of Piraeus on August 30.

  • Description

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    SV PANS AND TOP VIEWS: BEIRUT: AUGUST 30. Syrian army convoy leaving Beirut (5 shots)
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    SVs Yasser Arafat, PLO leader, saying farewell to well wishers as he leaves Beirut on August 30 (2 shots)
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    GV/SVs Well-wishers throwing rice on Arafat's car as Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese leader of the leftist National Movement, says farewell before Arafat gets into car (3 shots)
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    TUNISIA: August 28


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    CU PULL BACK TO SV PLO girl guerillas brandishing Arafat's portrait
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    GVs/SV PLO fighters disembarking from ship as crowd welcomes them with cheers and applause (3 shots)
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    SYRIA: AUGUST 29 TARTOUS


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    GV/SVs Crowds giving Victory salute wait on quayside for PLO fighters' arrival on board ship (3 shots)
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    SV Leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Dr George Habash and others waving from ship
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    TGV/SVs Dr George Habash carried aloft by supporters after coming ashore at Tartous (4 shots)
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    AUGUST 28: BEKAA VALLEY


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    SV PAN/SVs AND SCUs PLO fighters setting mines in the valley (6 shots)
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    Initials JH/PM





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    Background: Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat was mobbed by supporters shouting "Revolution until victory" as he left Beirut for the Athenian port of Piraeus on August 30. Arafat's departure, on the Greek cruise liner Atlantis, coincided with the first withdrawal of Syrian troops from the Lebanese capital. Mr. Arafat was escorted to Beirut quayside by his old ally and leader of the left-wing Lebanese National Movement, Mr. Walid Jumblatt. He had an international naval escort as he sailed from Beirut, his headquarters for twelve years. After talks with Greek government leaders, Yasser Arafat is expected to attend an Arab summit, due to start on September 6 in the Moroccan city of Fez. A villa has been put at his disposal in Tunisia, one of eight Arab countries pledged to receive Palestinian fighters. The evacuation of Palestinian and Syrian troops from Beirut reached a final stage as Arafat left. PLO leader George Habash, who had sailed from Beirut earlier, received a hero's welcome on landing at the Syrian port of Tartous on August 29. Syrian troops and contingents of Palestinian fighters positioned in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley are hurriedly preparing themselves for an Israeli offensive in the region. Meanwhile, the only senior PLO official left in Beirut was Yasser Arafat's Second in Command, Salah Khalaf, popularly known as Abu Iyad, who has pledged to keep struggling until an independent Palestinian state becomes a reality.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y069IC9RGZ4FFNPX99WKWM6D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y069IC9RGZ4FFNPX99WKWM6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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