• Short Summary

    THERE HAS BEEN A FRESH EXCHANGE OF FIRE BETWEEN ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES ALONG THE RIVER JORDAN DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS.

  • Description

    THERE HAS BEEN A FRESH EXCHANGE OF FIRE BETWEEN ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES ALONG THE RIVER JORDAN DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS. THE MAIN AREA OF EXCHANGE HAS BEEN ALONG THE BEIT SHEAN VALLEY, WHERE A NUMBER OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS ARE SITUATED.

    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES SAID THE FIGHTING HAD BROKEN OUT AFTER JORDANIAN TROOPS ON THE JORDAN' EASTERN BANK OPENED UP WITH MACHINE-GUN FIRE ON A GROUP OF ISRAELI LABOURERS WORKING ON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE RIVER.

    THE ISRAELI REPORT SAID AFTER THE MACHINE-GUN FIRE JORDANIAN ARTILLERY STARTED TO BOMBARD ISRAELI VILLAGES SOUTH OF THE SEA OF GALILEE. ISRAELI AIRCRAFT, TANKS AND ARTILLERY WERE USED TO COUNTER THE JORDANIAN ATTACK, SAID THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES.

    JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES SAID ISRAELI FORCES OPENED THE HOSTILITIES BY USING LIGHT AND MEDIUM MORTAR FIRE AGAINST JORDANIAN POSITIONS IN THE KREAYMEH REGION. THE JORDANIAN REPORT SAID ISRAELI AIRCRAFT STRAFED A NUMBER OF VILLAGES IN NORTHERN JORDAN. THE FIRING ENDED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

    JORDAN SAID HEAVY ARTILLERY WAS USED BY BOTH SIDES. THE LAST SHELL WAS FIRED INTO THE BEIT SHEAN VALLEY, BUT ISRAELI AUTHORITIES SAID THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AFXJ5ZD3JPQTDWPZDUPX2V02
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AFXJ5ZD3JPQTDWPZDUPX2V02
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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