• Short Summary

    ISRAELI FORCES ON MONDAY (JUNE 5TH) ENTERED THE JORDANIAN SECTOR OF JERUSALEM AFTER A NIGHT AND MORNING OF HEAVY SHELLING IN THE ISRAELI SECTOR OF THE HOLY CITY.

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    ISRAELI FORCES ON MONDAY (JUNE 5TH) ENTERED THE JORDANIAN SECTOR OF JERUSALEM AFTER A NIGHT AND MORNING OF HEAVY SHELLING IN THE ISRAELI SECTOR OF THE HOLY CITY. YESTERDAY, 15 ISRAELI CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN THE CONTINUING JORDANIAN ARTILLERY BARRAGE.

    HUNDREDS OF HOUSES WERE HIT IN MONDAY'S SHELLING AND ISRAELI AUTHORITIES IN THE CITY ESTIMATED 500 PEOPLE INJURED IN ARTILLERY AND MORTAR FIRE. MANY OF THE ISRAELI SECTOR'S 200 000 PEOPLE TOOK REFUGE IN SHELTERS WHEN THE BARRAGE BEGAN.

    BY LATE AFTERNOON AMMAN RADIO SAID JORDANIAN FORCES WERE STILL LOCKED IN FIERCE FIGHTING WITH ISRAELI FORCES IN JERUSALEM. THE RADIO SAID THE JORDANIANS WERE DEMONSTRATING "HEROISM, COURAGE AND DETERMINATION", ALTHOUGH GREATLY OUTNUMBERED. THEY WERE INFLICTING VERY HEAVY CASUALTIES AND MATERIAL LOSSES.

    IN THE ISRAELI SECTOR OUR CAMERAMAN SAID IT STARTED WITH RIFLE AND MACHINE GUN FIRE AND SOON ESCALATED INTO MORTAR FIRE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS TO CIVILIAN PROPERTY - CARS IN THE STREETS, HOUSES AND ROADS.

    VOLUNTEERS MANNED AMBULANCES, CIVIL DEFENCE UNITS AND FIRE APPLIANCES. STREETS WERE EMPTY OF PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NO4IVCGEIX7LL2NW9VQJGKZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NO4IVCGEIX7LL2NW9VQJGKZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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