• Short Summary

    Israeli planes made more than 20 bombings raids on the Palestinian-held southern suburbs of West Beirut, August 12, as the Lebanese government was preparing to hear US special envoy, Philip Habib, report on his visit to Israel.

  • Description

    GV Bombs landing near Beirut seafront and rockets fired in retaliation by PLO forces
    GVs Israeli planes flying overhead and building directly hit by Israeli bombs going up in flames (2 shots)
    GVs/SVs Israeli tanks shelling apartment blocks (4 shots)

    Background: Israeli planes made more than 20 bombings raids on the Palestinian-held southern suburbs of West Beirut, August 12, as the Lebanese government was preparing to hear US special envoy, Philip Habib, report on his visit to Israel. Four waves of fighter bombers swooped down on the besieged city early in the morning, dropping bombs which sent smoke spiralling into the dawn air. The state-run Beirut Radio reported the planes had hit the suburb of Fakahani and inflicted heavy damage close to the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). President Reagan is reported to have told Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Menachem Begin, he was 'outraged' at the latest bombing attack. Despite the raids, however, sources close to Mr. Habib said they were confident the US envoy's efforts were drawing to a successful conclusion. Mr. Habib's return to Beirut coincided with the arrival by boat at Jounieh, just to the north of the city, of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Nobel prize winner told reporters she had come to see her sisters in peace and to work and pray with them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5J0DGW48IIGWEL9I4LMV1THXD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5J0DGW48IIGWEL9I4LMV1THXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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