• Short Summary

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation has been celebrating the 14th anniversary of its founding.

    SYNOPSIS: On Sunday?

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    The Palestine Liberation Organisation has been celebrating the 14th anniversary of its founding.

    SYNOPSIS: On Sunday (7 January) members of the PLO staged a large night rally at the Municipal Stadium in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Yasser Arafat, the Chairman of the PLO started the rally.

    With Yasser Arafat was PLO military commander, Abu Jihad and deputy-head of Al Fatah, Abu Iyal. Abu Iyad is publishing a book called 'Palestinian without A Country'. On Sunday it was quoted by a French newspaper. Abu Iyad was reported to have said that if a Palestinian state were formed, Palestinian guerrillas would cease all hostile acts against Israel.

    The PLO has waged a campaign of violence to promote the Palestinian cause. The Black September guerrilla group's killing of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich, is still remembered around the world.

    The Anniversary rally was to have been followed by a military parade the next day. However it was cancelled, for what PLO leaders described as security reasons. Organising officials declined to elaborate, but informed Palestinian sources said increasing tension in Southern Lebanon had raised fears of an Israeli raid. It was the first time the rally had been cancelled.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BAV995H5GGKLMEZJG74CLZL3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BAV995H5GGKLMEZJG74CLZL3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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