• Short Summary

    In the aftermath of the Israeli airstrikes against Palestinian refugee camps and settlements in the Lebanon on Tuesday (2 December), the official toll climbed on Wednesday (3 December) to 90 killed and 100 people injured.

  • Description

    In the aftermath of the Israeli airstrikes against Palestinian refugee camps and settlements in the Lebanon on Tuesday (2 December), the official toll climbed on Wednesday (3 December) to 90 killed and 100 people injured.

    The Lebanese Government and Palestine authorities claimed the new figures accurate, as Egypt declared it considered the raids a violation of the spirit of the disengagement agreements on both the Syrian and Egyptian fronts.

    On Wednesday the scale of the destruction caused by the air strikes become clear, with medical staff working round the clock in crowded hospital wards to treat the casualties.

    The village of Toul near Nabatiyeh was completely destroyed by the attacks, scores of farmstock were killed. The Lebanese claimed that the Israelis used anti-personnel bombs as well as other weapons in the raids.

    The Lebanese Government condemned the raids as barbaric aggression. And Prime Minister Rashid Karami noted that the raids followed a decision by the United Nations Security Council to discuss the Palestine issue. Israel had condemned the U.N. resolution which extended the mandate of the U.N. troops stationed on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, because it opened the way for participation by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

    The Israeli Government called the bombings a pre-emptive strike. Defence Minister Shimon Peres said that guerrilla targets were hit. The israelis said that the raids destroyed several important guerrilla headquarters from where acts of "murder and sabotage against Israel were being planned."
    SYNOPSIS: Southern Lebanon and the aftermath of the Israeli air raids against Palestinian refugee camps and settlements. The Lebanese Government and Palestine authorities claimed the toll had climbed to ninety dead and one hundred people injured.

    Meanwhile, Egypt declared that it regarded the raids as a violation of the spirit of the disengagement agreements on both the Syrian and Egyptian fronts. The day after the strikes, the scale of destruction and injury became clear.

    The Lebanese Government condemned the air strikes as barbaric aggression... And Prime Minister Rashid Karami noted that the raids followed a decision by the United Nations Security Council to discuss the Palestine issue.

    Israel had attacked the U.N. resolution which extended the mandate of the U.N. forces stationed on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, because it opened the way for participation by the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

    The Israeli Government called the bombings a pre-emptive strike. Defence Minister Shimon Peres said that guerrilla targets were hit. The Israelis said that the raids destroyed several important guerrilla headquarters from where acts of murder and sabotage against Israel were being planned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA542PY44B1RPRW61C0KNBY7X5W
    Media URN:
    VLVA542PY44B1RPRW61C0KNBY7X5W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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