• Short Summary

    Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan is in Brussels for talks with NATO, Common Market and Belgian leaders and will meet Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil and United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance over the weekend (23/24 December).

  • Description

    Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan is in Brussels for talks with NATO, Common Market and Belgian leaders and will meet Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha Khalil and United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance over the weekend (23/24 December). It is hoped that their meeting will break the present deadlock in the Israeli - Egyptian peace talks. However, the proceedings have been overshadowed by an exchange of artillery and rocket fire between Israel and Lebanon over the last two days.

    SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday (20 December) Israel hit Palestinian targets near the South Lebanese ports of Tyre and Sidon. The raids were in retaliation for a series of recent bomb attacks in which four Israelis were killed and sixty-seven injured. Early on Wednesday (21 December) Israeli artillery fire was concentrated on military barracks near Nabatiyeh in south Lebanon. According to a Palestinian spokesman, seven people were wounded in these attacks. Three more villages nearby were also hit by Israeli shells.

    The Lebanese contribution to the rocket and artillery duel was the shelling of an apartment block in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona. Palestinian rockets killed one man and injured four people. Kiryat Shmona has been a frequent target of cross-border attacks.

    But these tailed off after the Israeli invasion of South Lebanon last March.

    The missiles used in this latest attack were Soviet made Katyusha rockets. They were launched from behind the Lebanese border.

    Meanwhile, at a dinner in Jerusalem's King David Hotel, Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin called his country's raids an act of legitimate national self-defence. He went on:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I3ZU6ISM5SSPSUXE9C09UD4C
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I3ZU6ISM5SSPSUXE9C09UD4C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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