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    SYRIAN HEAD OF STATE DR. NUREDDIN AL-ATASSI SAID IN DAMASCUS THAT THE "CRIME COMMITTED BY?

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    SYRIAN HEAD OF STATE DR. NUREDDIN AL-ATASSI SAID IN DAMASCUS THAT THE "CRIME COMMITTED BY WORLD ZIONISM IN BURNING THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED". HE SAID THIS WHILE ADDRESSING CROWDS GATHERED IN A SQUARE AFTER A MASS PROCESSION THROUGH CITY STREETS.

    DR. ATASSI TOLD THE CROWDS THAT THE ARAB PEOPLE WOULD ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE FOR LIBERATION OF THE OCCUPIED ARAB LAND.

    THE MARCH, LED BY GOVERNMENT, PARTY OFFICIALS, MOSLEM AND CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS, TOOK PLACE AS SYRIA OBSERVED A FOUR-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE MOSQUE FIRE.

    DR. ATASSI SAID: "ON THIS DAY WHEN WE PROCLAIM OUR WRATH AGAINST CRIMINAL ZIONISM WHICH HAS TAMPERED WITH OUR HOLY PLACES, WE AFFIRM ONCE MORE OUR UNWAVERING DETERMINATION TO WAGE THE ARMED STRUGGLE RUTHLESSLY UNTIL LIBERATION."
    HE PRAISED ARAB ARMED RESISTANCE AND CALLED FOR JOINING ARAB RESOURCES FOR THE BATTLE, ADDING: "WE ARE NOT UNDERESTIMATING OUR ENEMIES AND KNOW WELL THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FULLY BACKS ZIONISM. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE ARAB PEOPLE REJECT INJUSTICE AND WILL DIE FOR THEIR FREEDOM LAND."
    DR. ATASSI SAID ZIONISM COULD UNDERSTAND ONLY ONE LANGUAGE----"THAT OF FORCE".

    LEADERS OF THE PROCESSION SENT CABLES TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT "STRONGLY CONDEMNING THE CRIME OF BURNING THE MOSQUE", AND GIVING THE WORLD CONSCIENCE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF "CHECKING ZIONISM AND IMPERIALISM AND RECOVERING THE USURPED ARAB RIGHTS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TDROYHNP1FZIJSJEHJNLHKT8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TDROYHNP1FZIJSJEHJNLHKT8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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