• Short Summary

    THE UN DOSLIER OF ALLEGED ATROCITIES BY ISRAELI FORCE AGAINST ARABS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES IS GROWING DAILY.

  • Description

    THE UN DOSLIER OF ALLEGED ATROCITIES BY ISRAELI FORCE AGAINST ARABS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES IS GROWING DAILY. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN CAIRO THE INQUIRY TEAM WAS TOLD OF COLD-BLOODED KILLINGS, TORTURE, SEXUAL ATTACKS AND FORCED EXPULSIONS.

    THE UN TEAM IS HEARING THE EVIDENCE IN THE ARAB LEAGUE BUILDING AFTER EARLIER COLLECTING EVIDENCE IN BEIRUT, DAMASCUS AND AMMAN. THE SIX-MAN TEAM IS ACTING FOR THE UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. THEIR REPORT IS EXPECTED TO BE TABLED SOME TIME IN THE NEW YEAR.

    YESTERDAY AN ARAB GIRL TOLD OF BEING TORTURED ON SUSPICION OF COLLABORATING WITH PALESTINIAN GUERRILLAS IN OCCUPIED WEST JORDAN. SHE SAID OTHER WOMEN IN NABLUS JAIL WERE BEATEN AND SEXUALLY ATTACKED.

    ANOTHER GIRL, 18, SAID ISRAELI SOLDIERS BROKE INTO THEIR HOME NEAR GAZA AND SHOT HER FATHER DEAD. SHE WAS HIT IN THE ARM AND KNEE. HER FATHER AND OTHER DEAD LAY UNBURIED IN THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE FAMILIES WERE AFRAID TO GO ON THE STREETS. MANY OF THEIR HOMES WERE DYNAMITED.

    A GREY-BEARDED SHEIKH SPOKE OF BEING PURSUED BY HELICOPTER AS HE LED HIS TRIBE TO SAFETY ACROSS THE SINAI DESERT AFTER BEING DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES. THEY WERE TRACKED BY ISRAELI HELICOPTERS. SOME WERE KILLED BY MACHINE-GUN BURSTS. OTHERS DIED OF HARDSHIP ON THE LONG WALK. SOME CHILDREN WERE DROWNED WHILE CROSSING A SALT LAKE.

    ANOTHER SHEIKH REPEATED A SIMILAR STORY OF BEING EXPELLED WITH HIS TRIBE AFTER THEIR HOME HAD BEEN BULLDOZED. HELICOPTERS PURSUED THEM. TWO WERE SHOT DOWN.

    AN ARAB DOCTOR OF EL ARISH IN THE SINAI SAID ABOUT TEN ARABS WERE ADMITTED DAILY WHO HAD BEEN TORTURED OR ILL-TREATED.

    TODAY (THURSDAY) THE INQUIRY TEAM WILL VISIT REFUGEE VILLAGES.

    (ISRAEL HAS REFUSED TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE UN BODY. IT CLAIMED EARLIER THAT THE INQUIRY SHOULD EMBRACE ILL-TREATMENT OF JEWS IN ARAB LANDS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BVWH60Y7FUH4P0V105RMMEDL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BVWH60Y7FUH4P0V105RMMEDL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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