• Short Summary

    WHILE AN ARTILLERY BOMBARDMENT BOOMED ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER, YESTERDAY, ONLY THREE MILES AWAY TWO-HUNDRED VISITORS FILED ACROSS THE ALLENBY BRIDGE FROM JORDAN INTO ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

  • Description

    WHILE AN ARTILLERY BOMBARDMENT BOOMED ACROSS THE JORDAN RIVER, YESTERDAY, ONLY THREE MILES AWAY TWO-HUNDRED VISITORS FILED ACROSS THE ALLENBY BRIDGE FROM JORDAN INTO ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

    THE VISITORS ARE PART OF A NEW 'SUMMER VISITS' SCHEME INTRODUCED BY THE MILITARY COMMANDERS OF THE ISRAELI-HELD AREAS. UNDER THIS SCHEME INHABITANTS OF THE OCCUPIED AREAS CAN APPLY FOR A ONE-MONTH ENTRY PERMIT FOR THEIR RELATIVES IN ARAB COUNTRIES TO COME AND VISIT THEM DURING JUNE-SEPTEMBER.

    APPLICATIONS FOR 15,000 VISITORS HAVE SO FAR BEEN RECEIVED THIS YEAR. MOST HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPROVED. LAST YEAR 16,000 VISITORS, 4,000 OF THEM STUDENTS, CAME OVER THE ALLENBY AND DAMIA BRIDGES AS PART OF THE SCHEME.

    APART FROM THE OBVIOUS HUMAN ASPECT OF UNITING FAMILIES SPLIT BY THE MIDDLE-EAST CONFLICT, ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HOPE THAT THE SCHEME WILL HELP TO GIVE ARABS FROM OUTSIDE THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES A MORE BALANCED IDEA OF WHAT LIFE IS LIKE THERE. JORDAN AUTHORITIES ARE NOT SO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SCHEME, AND HAVE TRIED TO PREVENT VISITORS FROM CROSSING THE BRIDGES INTO THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6W8XXAFWRANBCYBSRB53BY7OE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6W8XXAFWRANBCYBSRB53BY7OE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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