• Short Summary

    Seven thousand people, many of them armed commandos, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the formation of the breakaway Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Beirut on Sunday (February 24).

  • Description

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    SV Pipe band marching into stadium
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    2.
    SV Children in commando uniforms carrying bouquets
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    SV Flag Tilt down to children marching followed by commandos in umiform (3)
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    SV Hawatmeh arriving flanked by bodyguards
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    SV Commandos with fixed bayonets in line
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    SV Hawatmeh past troops saluting
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    CU Woman looking on
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    SV Crowd in stadium applauding
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    SV Hawatmeh speaking
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    GV & CU Children with flowers at attention listening to speech (Aravic SOF continues) (2)
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    SV & CU Commando receives medal form Hawatmeh (3)
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    SV Man with pace shrouded receives medal and shaking hands with Hawatmeh
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    Background: Seven thousand people, many of them armed commandos, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the formation of the breakaway Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Beirut on Sunday (February 24). The movement split form the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine after policy disagreements in 1969.

    The Democratic Front, which condemns such guerilla actions as hijacking, believes that a Palestinian state should be established in the Israeli occupied territories of the Middle East primarily by political action.

    In a speech during Sunday's parades, the Democratic Front's Secretary-General Mr. Nayef Hawatmeh said that, once created, a Palestinian state could be used as a base for the liberation of further Palestinian territory.

    Sunday's anniversary came against the background of reports of further rifts within the Palestinian movement. The previous week in Beirut, there had been suggestions that the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organisation might suspend the Popular Front, which was condemned for this month's guerrilla attacks in Singapore and kuweit. And only last weekend, the Islamic Summit meeting in Lahore recognised the Palestine Liberation Organisation as the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CW3874SILT4X82UFDSKTAVD2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CW3874SILT4X82UFDSKTAVD2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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