• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CENTRAL SQUARE OF RAMAT GAN, NORTH OF TEL AVIV, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PRAY FOR THE IRAQI JEWS HANGED AS SPIES IN IRAQ LAST WEEK.

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    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CENTRAL SQUARE OF RAMAT GAN, NORTH OF TEL AVIV, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PRAY FOR THE IRAQI JEWS HANGED AS SPIES IN IRAQ LAST WEEK. YESTERDAY MARKED A WEEK SINCE THE HANGINGS TOOK PLACE AND ACCORDING TO JEWISH TRADITION, PRAYERS ARE SAID IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD AT THE CONCLUSION OF SEVEN DAYS OF MOURNING.

    PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGINGS WAS STRONGLY EVIDENCED BY THE PRESENCE OF A MINIATURE SCAFFOLD BORNE BY A MAN IN THE CROWD AND BY ANOTHER PERSON CARRYING A DANGLING HANGMAN'S NOOSE.

    AMONG THE MOURNERS WERE MANY OF THE NUMEROUS IRAQI JEWS WHO LIVE IN RAMAT GAN. MANY PEOPLE WEPT OPENLY WHEN THE NAMES OF THE HANGED MEN WERE INTONED. TORCHES WERE LIT AS PART OF THE CEREMONY.

    A MAN IN A PRAYER SHAWL AND THEN A CANTOR READ PRAYERS AND A STRING TRIO PLAYED A LAMENT. MR. YIGAL ALON, THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL THEN ADDRESSED THE CROWD.

    THE GATHERING WAS CONCLUDED WITH A PROCESSION HEADED BY NATIONAL AND BLACK FLAGS WHICH WENT THROUGH THE MAIN STREET OF RAMAT GAN IN TIME WITH DRUM BEATS. PEOPLE IN THE PROCESSION CARRIED BANNERS IN HEBREW MARKING THE PASSING OF THE SEVENTH DAY OF MOURNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4M1EYS6417EVL2H53YVELM54H
    Media URN:
    VLVA4M1EYS6417EVL2H53YVELM54H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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