• Short Summary

    ISRAELI FORCES HAVE TAKEN THE TOWN OF JENIN, IN THE NORTH OF JORDAN. THE CAPTURE?

  • Description

    ISRAELI FORCES HAVE TAKEN THE TOWN OF JENIN, IN THE NORTH OF JORDAN. THE CAPTURE FOLLOWED A PROTRACTED AND VICIOUS TANK BATTLE BETWEEN JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES OUTSIDE THE TOWN. OUR FILM WAS SHOT IN JENIN DURING OCCUPATION BY ISRAELI FORCES.

    JENIN IS ONLY FIVE MILES (EIGHT KMS) FROM THE BORDER OF ISRAEL AND JORDAN. THE BATTLE FOR THE TOWN REACHED ITS PEAK ABOUT MID-DAY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), WHEN JORDANIAN FORCES WERE CLAIMING TO HAVE REPULSED THE ISRAELI ATTACK.

    BUT SHORTLY AFTERWARDS THE ISRAELIS PRESSED THEIR TANK OFFENSIVE AND BY LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON INFANTRY, TANKS AND JEEPS WERE MOVING THROUGH THE STREETS OF JENIN.

    THE JORDANIAN STATEMENT SAID THE ISRAELIS HAD LAUNCHED A WIDESCALE ATTACK IN THE JENIN AREA "WITH A FORCE FOUR TIMES THE STRENGTH OF OURS".

    AS THE JORDANIAN STATEMENT WAS ANNOUNCING: "THE ENEMY LOST HEAVILY IN CASUALTIES AND EQUIPMENT", A COMMUNIQUE IN TEL AVIV WAS REPORTING THE CAPTURE OF THE TOWN.

    APART FROM TANK AND INFANTRY FIGHTING, THE BATTLE FOR JENIN ALSO INVOLVED AIR-TO-AIR COMBAT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA424IQNS8PZ9HWJ9G2TERCJKWX
    Media URN:
    VLVA424IQNS8PZ9HWJ9G2TERCJKWX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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