Palestine commandos in battle dress marched through Cairo streets last Friday (2 April) behind the coffins of two comrades killed in Amman in clashes with government forces.
Palestine commandos in battle dress marched through Cairo streets last Friday (2 April) behind the coffins of two comrades killed in Amman in clashes with government forces. Groups of Egyptian demonstrators and Palestinians shouted slogans against King Hussein while the coffins were borne to the Makram Mosque. Among the mourners was the Egyptian Chief of Staff, Major-General Mohamed Sadek.
SYNOPSIS: Makram Mosque in Cairo....The bodies of two Palestinian commandos killed in Amman last week were brought here on Friday, in coffins wrapped in the Palestinian flag. The two commandos were killed in clashes with troops of the Jordanian government. There's been a fresh outbreak of incidents in Jordan, and both sides blame the other. Railway lines have been blown up, and part of the pipeline of Jordan's only oil refinery was also put out of action. The government blames the Palestinian commandos....and the commandos, for their part, accuse the Jordanian troops of shelling refugee camps in the North of Jordan...they claim that several people have been killed or wounded.
Other commandos were at the procession, handing out leaflets calling for justice for the Palestinian people. And among the mourners, apart from the many Egyptian sympathisers, were the mother and sister of one of the deceased.
The Egyptian Chief of Staff, Major-General Mohamed Ahmed Sadek, represented the Egyptian government at the procession. The crowds may have been much larger but for the heavy rain. Several thousands were there, and they shouted slogans including "Hussein is an American agent" and We shall endure," Behind the hearse, other Palestinian commandos, in battle dress, carried wreaths to lay at the graves.
Now, eight Arab nations are to try to find a way to end the latest clashes between the government of Jordan and the Palestinian commandos.