• Short Summary

    ISRAELI POLICE IN JERUSALEM BEGAN TAKING POSSESSION OF MONDAY) OF 15 SHOPS IN THE ARAB QUARTER OF JERUSALEM CONFISCATED TWO DAYS EARLIER TO HOUSE POLICE.

  • Description


    CLOSED-UP SHOPS: CONFISCATION NOTICE ON SHOP: SOLDIERS ALIGHT FROM TRUCK OUTSIDE SHOPS: POLICE FORCE OPEN SHOP; POLICE REMOVE STOCK FROM SHOP: WOMAN ARRESTED: ARABS REMOVING THEIR OWN STOCK FROM SHOPS.




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    Background: ISRAELI POLICE IN JERUSALEM BEGAN TAKING POSSESSION OF MONDAY) OF 15 SHOPS IN THE ARAB QUARTER OF JERUSALEM CONFISCATED TWO DAYS EARLIER TO HOUSE POLICE. TROOPS IN ARMOURED VEHICLES STOOD GUARD NEAR-BY.

    THE MOVE CAME AS ARAB STORE-OWNERS IN THE CITY CONTINUED A STRIKE BEGUN LAST SATURDAY (2 NOVEMBER) TO MARK THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 BALFOUR DECLARATION IN WHICH BRITAIN ANNOUNCED ITS SUPPORT FOR A NATIONAL HOME FOR THE JEWS IN PALESTINE.

    THE AUTHORITIES HAD WARNED THE SHOPKEEPERS NOT TO STRIKE, BUT ON SATURDAY, THERE WAS ALMOST A TOTAL STRIKE BY THE STORE-OWNERS OF EAST JERUSALEM.

    WHEN IT APPEARED THAT THE STRIKE WOULD TAKE PLACE, THE ISRAELI POLICE CONFISCATED AND SEALED THE 15 SHOPS UNDER THE 1945 EMERGENCY REGULATIONS ENABLING THE AUTHORITIES TO HOUSE POLICEMEN IN LOCALITIES WHERE PUBLIC SAFETY HAD TO BE ASSURED.

    LAST SUNDAY (3 NOVEMBER), A SCUFFLE DEVELOPED IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE CONFISCATED SHOPS WHEN CAME TO FIND IT CLOSED. A GIRL ALLEGE TO HAVE INCITED THE OTHERS PRESENT AGAINST THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES WAS ARRESTED.

    SEVERAL OWNERS OF THE CONFISCATED SHOPS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE REMOVED ALL THEIR GOODS BEFORE YESTERDAY'S POLICE ACTION. POLICE REMOVED THE POSSESSIONS ONE WHO DID NOT AND PLACED THEM IN STORAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5U9NX4059OVL9OKG7SZDHKFO4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U9NX4059OVL9OKG7SZDHKFO4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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