• Short Summary

    The news of President Nasser's death was brought home to Arabs in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Tuesday (29 September), and people avidly scanned the newspapers in the streets, eager for details.

  • Description

    The news of President Nasser's death was brought home to Arabs in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Tuesday (29 September), and people avidly scanned the newspapers in the streets, eager for details.

    Commercial activity apart from newspaper-selling was at a low ebb, with the Arab sector giving the impression of a city under undeclared curfew, its shops closed, its streets almost deserted, and with Israeli troops and police posted at many corners.

    Children in Arab schools burst into tears when President Nasser's name was mentioned in assemblies.

    There were clashes in Jerusalem near the Herod Gate leading into the Old Walled City when some 600 demonstrators began throwing stones at Israeli police and border patrols.

    The demonstrators were part of a much larger procession of mourners who had converged on the centre of the Holy City behind black banners and portraits of President Nasser.

    As they moved slowly down Salah-A-Din street, the main thoroughfare in the former Jordanian sector of the city, a part of the crowd became rowdy.

    Some 30 demonstrators were arrested, but no injuries were reported.

    There was a complete standstill in all the Gaza strip towns, with all shops closed, and no traffic in the streets. Israeli military reinforcements were stationed in the towns to guard against any incidents.

    Large groups of Arab youths gathered, but no violence was reported.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60RE780M7RXFFTWY7LIONCH8Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA60RE780M7RXFFTWY7LIONCH8Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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