• Short Summary

    SIX CIVILIANS DIED IN AN ISRAELI AIR ATTACK ON THE JORDAN VALLEY ON FRIDAY (24TH APRIL).

  • Description

    SIX CIVILIANS DIED IN AN ISRAELI AIR ATTACK ON THE JORDAN VALLEY ON FRIDAY (24TH APRIL).

    FOUR ISRAELI PLANES MADE TWO EARLY MORNING RAIDS ON THE JORDAN VALLEY AT ES SALT, 18 MILES (29 KILOMETRES) WEST OF AMMAN, AND NEARBY DEIR ALA, ACCORDING TO A JORDANIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN. IN THE FIRST RAID A JORDANIAN AND THREE OF HIS CHILDREN DIED WHEN THEIR HOME WAS BOMBED. LATER AT DEIR ALA, WHICH IS THE CENTRE OF A LARGE PLANT NURSERY, THE AIRCRAFT REPORTEDLY HIT AND DAMAGED FURTHER CIVILIAN AREAS AS WELL AS PLANTATIONS.

    AN ISRAELI STATEMENT THAT THE PLANES WERE STRIKING GUERILLA BASES HAS BEEN CONTRADICTED BY JORDANIAN OFFICIALS WHO HAVE EMPHASISED THAT ALL THE TARGETS WERE CIVILIAN. THE ATTACKS CAME A FORTNIGHT AFTER SIX CIVILIANS WERE REPORTED KILLED AT SHUNEH, AND FOLLOW A FRESH WAVE OF STRIKES IN THE NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY, THE OCCUPIED GOLAN HEIGHTS, AND UPPER GALILEE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6JF39IFUJ7XXIARCFOX318ZZD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JF39IFUJ7XXIARCFOX318ZZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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