Mordecai Gur, the Israeli Northern Military Commander, has taken a group of reporters to the Lebanese border to outline to them some of the surveillance and strategic problems the Israeli troops are faced there.
GV Israeli Northern Military Commander, Mordecai Gur, with reporters at frontier
CU Frontier sign
LV PAN from sign to hill
CU Mordecai Gur speaks (SOUND ON FILM)
CU & SV Voice continues over mine shots of Israeli military patrols in the hills
CU Mordecai Gur continues -- SOF ends: "...to penetrate our area."
TRANSCRIPT: MAJOR GENERAL GUR (SEQ 4): "If you look right here you see a green hill in the same line as the wood that we see here near us. There is a green hill. Now you see the mouscat a little bit to the left, you see only a mouscat of Lebanese village named Bleida. In that area we had at least ten incidents by Al Fatah or (indistinct) organisations that came from this area. So we have people that are going and patrolling this hill, the green one, and the yellow one dominating the village of Bleida so that we can see a kilometre inside the Lebanese territory, if Al Fatah people come into our territory and if they approach the road. And you can see from our hill we cannot dominate well enough all this area, so what we are going to do now, we are going to move according along this road that we see. You will see the places on which we are talking about. I mean the places, the hills a kilometre...two kilometres....inside Lebanon, which I think we have to patrol as I said before in and out and along the border so that we can prevent the Al Fatah people to penetrate our area."
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Background: Mordecai Gur, the Israeli Northern Military Commander, has taken a group of reporters to the Lebanese border to outline to them some of the surveillance and strategic problems the Israeli troops are faced there.
At the Lebanese border Major-General Gur began his briefing to the reporters by pointing out several of the geographical features of the territory.