• Short Summary

    A VOLLEY OF ROCKETS FIRED BY ARAB GUERRILLAS SMASHED INTO A HOSPITAL IN PETACH TIKVAH, NEAR TEL AVIV OVERNIGHT LEAVING TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND MORE THAN THIRTY INJURED.

  • Description

    A VOLLEY OF ROCKETS FIRED BY ARAB GUERRILLAS SMASHED INTO A HOSPITAL IN PETACH TIKVAH, NEAR TEL AVIV OVERNIGHT LEAVING TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND MORE THAN THIRTY INJURED. THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED FROM ISRAELI HELD TERRITORY AND WAS THE FIRST ON THE DENSELY POPULATED REGION OF THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR. ONE MISSILE SCORED A DIRECT HIT ON THE HOSPITAL, A WARD WAS DESTROYED AND TWO OTHERS DAMAGED. THE VICTIMS WERE A SMALL GIRL AND A WOMAN.

    SYNOPSIS: SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AROUND TEL AVIV HAVE BEN STEPPED UP FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT'S ROCKET ATTACK ON A HOSPITAL AT PETACH TIKVAH, NEAR TEL AVIV. THE ROCKETS FIRED BY ARAB GUERRILLAS FROM INSIDE ISRAELI HELD TERRITORY, STRUCK THE INTENSIVE CARE WARD KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING MORE THAN 30. FIVE SOVIET MADE KATYUSHA ROCKETS SMASHED INTO THE HOSPITAL, ONE SCORING A DIRECT HIT ON THE WARD AND THE OTHER FOUR DAMAGING NEARBY BUILDINGS.

    PIECES OF THE ROCKETS WERE FOUND SHATTERED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. BLOOD STAINED BEDDING LITTERED THE RUBBLE AND PILES OF SMASHED FURNITURE AFTER THE ATTACK. THE HOSPITAL'S KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM WERE WRECKED AND SEVERAL WALLS DEMOLISHED. A YOUNG GIRL AND A WOMAN DIED IN THE ATTACK.

    MOST OF THE INJURED WERE ELDERLY PATIENTS AT THE HOSPITAL WHICH HAD 90 BEDS. EMERGENCY MEASURES SWUNG INTO ACTION WITHIN MINUTES AFTER THE ATTACK. THE WOUNDED WERE EVACUATED TO OTHER WARDS WHILE SECURITY FORCES COMBED THE SURROUNDING AREAS FOR THE ATTACKERS. A CURFEW WAS IMPOSED. IT WAS THE FIRST GUERRILLA STRIKE IN THE REGION SINCE TWO BOMB BLAST KILLED ONE PERSON AND WOUNDED ANOTHER 20 IN TEL AVIV'S CENTRAL BUS STATION LAST NOVEMBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4K1FDJURF3OYQ69YE6FRQ2WPB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K1FDJURF3OYQ69YE6FRQ2WPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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