• Short Summary

    Calm has returned to most parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Jordan after clashes between Israeli troops and Arab youths last week.

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    Calm has returned to most parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Jordan after clashes between Israeli troops and Arab youths last week.

    The town of Nablus was quiet after earlier clashes between students and troops, caused, according to the troops, by the students attacking them with stones.

    The Mayor of Nablus, Mr Mazous Al-Masri, a leading opponent of Israeli rule, has resigned his post in protest over he called Israel's "bad treatment" of West Bank residents.

    Mr. Masri said he had made five main demands to the Israeli authorities. They were - end prayer services by Jews at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a site sacred to Moslems as well as Jews; end Jewish settlement on the West Bank; stop confiscating Arab lands; stop Israeli troops entering Arab schools and quash fines and prison terms already imposed on Arab demonstrators.

    Several other mayors and town councils have also resigned in protest against recent Israeli actions. The resignations have endangered local elections due to be held next month.

    Mr. Masri said neither he nor the Nablus council would withdraw their resignations or stand for office next month unless their demands were met.

    In a strongly worded speech in Ramallah the town's Mayor said West Bank residents would leave future decisions to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).

    Residents believed in the PLO and would accept any decisions taken by the it regarding the current situation, he said.

    This film is serviced with part of a speech in English by the Mayor of Ramallah, a transcript follows.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DM6R0SA4CV7UVUZCZHW3KA91
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DM6R0SA4CV7UVUZCZHW3KA91
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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