• Short Summary

    Israeli security forces have used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse a group of Arab demonstrators, about a thousand of them, were protesting against the weekend (15 December) killing in Cyprus of two Palestine Liberation Organisation Officials.

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    Israeli security forces have used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse a group of Arab demonstrators, about a thousand of them, were protesting against the weekend (15 December) killing in Cyprus of two Palestine Liberation Organisation Officials. One of the PLO men was well known for co-ordinating the organisation's work on the West Bank.

    SYNOPSIS: The shooting also sparked demonstrations in Lebanon and Cyprus. In Beirut P.L.O. leader Yasser Arafat delivered a eulogy which blamed the killings on Israel. Ibrahim Abdul Aziz and Ali Salem Ahmed were gunned down in Nicosia on Saturday. Aziz was acknowledged as the head of guerrilla operations o the West Bank while Ahmed was second secretary at the PLO's Nicosia mission. The shooting occurred outside Ahmed's apartment and pistols fitted with silencers are thought to have been used. Police manning a roadblock just a hundred yards from the scene heard nothing.

    Ahmed was buried in the martyrs cemetery in a suburb of Beirut. Hundreds of people took part in the funeral procession. Aziz body was flown to Jordan for burial.

    In Nicosia an anti-Israeli demonstration followed the killings. The protestors attempted to march on the Israeli Embassy but were stopped by police. Cyprus authorities are looking for men in connection with the shootings. One is thought to be a resident of Britain, the other lives in Beirut.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62V7J5WY66MSV1MS5MVZTHG8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA62V7J5WY66MSV1MS5MVZTHG8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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