Work is well underway on building a new Jewish settlement at Mazra's Kuneitra on the Golan Heights - the area occupied by Israel in the Middle East war and held ever since.
GV & SV Building underway at Mazra at Kuneitra (5 shots)
SV & CU Digging trenches for foundations (3 shots)
GV Bulldozer clearing land
SV Troops clearing rubble from Nablus riots (2 shots)
SV PAN Troops run across road
Troops arresting rioters (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT GV Troops in front as guns fire in background
SV People in Sebastia settlement
GV & SV OF Crowds listening to speaker (3 shots)
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Background: Work is well underway on building a new Jewish settlement at Mazra's Kuneitra on the Golan Heights - the area occupied by Israel in the Middle East war and held ever since.
Its's one of four which have been officially approved by the Israeli government. It's situated three miles (five kilometres) from Ramat Hamagshimim and four miles (six Kilometres) from the Syrian lines on the Golan Height. Its' planned that the first forty members on the settlement will move in soon and eventually, a hundred people will live there.
Two of the settlements approved by the government will be agricultural villages , one will be an industrial centre and the other will be an outpost.
Meanwhile riots in nearby Nablus were quelled by police using water cannons and firing shots into the air. Arab students and demonstrators had rioted for two days, burning tyres and stoning Israeli cars. They were protesting at an unauthorised settlement by Jews in Sebastia.
On Monday (8 December) the squatters decided to accept a compromise with the Israeli government and move out of the area.
The government had agreed to let thirty families stay on in nearby Samaria. The rest agreed to return home. In return, the government has undertaken to consider, within the next three months, establishing Jewish settlements at specified sites on the occupied West Bank of the Jordan.
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