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    UNITED NATIONS MIDDLE EAST PEACE ENVOY DR. GUNMAR JARRING ARRIVED IN TEL AVIV ON SUNDAY?

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    UNITED NATIONS MIDDLE EAST PEACE ENVOY DR. GUNMAR JARRING ARRIVED IN TEL AVIV ON SUNDAY (9 MARCH) TO CONFER WITH ISRAELI LEADERS. DR. JARRING IS ON HIS THIRD TOUR OF MIDDLE EASTERN CAPITALS AND HAD JUST COME FROM AMMAN, JORDAN.

    THE ISRAELIS HAVE RELEASED OFFICIAL GUNSIGHT FILM OF SATURDAY'S (8 MARCH) DOWNING OF AN EGYPTIAN MIG-21 FIGHTER BY ISRAELI MIRAGE FIGHTERS NEAR THE BITTER LAKE ON THE SUEZ CANAL. THE INCIDENT PRECEDED A FIERCE ARTILLERY BATTLE ACROSS THE SUEZ CANAL WHICH CONTINUED SUNDAY, RESULTING IN A MAJOR FIRE AT EGYPTIAN OIL INSTALLATIONS AND THE DEATH OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ABDEL MONEIM RIAD, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE EGYPTIAN ARMED FORCES.

    UPON HIS ARRIVAL, DR. JARRING TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE HIS JOB UNTIL IT HAD REACHED A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION.

    HE DROVE FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM WHERE HE MET MR. ABBA EBAN, ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER. ISRAELI SOURCES AT THE UNITED NATIONS HAVE SAID THAT THE JARRING MISSION WAS THE ONLY HOPE OF REACHING A PERMANENT SETTLEMENT OF THE MIDDLE EAST QUESTION. THEY DISCOUNTED FOUR POWER EFFORTS AND INDICATED THAT, IF ANYTHING, THEY WOULD PREFER DIRECT SOVIET-AMERICAN TALKS ON THE ARAB-ISRAELI DISPUTE.

    LAST WEEK, DR. JARRING VISITED CAIRO, WHERE HE WAS TOLD THAT EGYPT HAD NO NEW PROPOSALS ON HOW TO SETTLE THE MIDDLE EASTERN CRISIS.

    A SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICER WHO WATCHED THE AIR BATTLE ON SATURDAY SAID THE EGYPTIAN MIG-21 WAS SHOT DOWN AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 10,000 FEET (ABOUT 3,000 METRES) AND BURST INTO FLAMES AND SPUN INTO THE GROUND. THE PILOT EJECTED HIMSELF AND PARACHUTED DOWN NEARBY. THE PILOT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THE ISRAELIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OH1DW5OYG6QEOMPAN6XBKJ30
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OH1DW5OYG6QEOMPAN6XBKJ30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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