• Short Summary

    With the Arab Summit Conference coming up in Morocco's capital, Rabat, on Saturday 26 October, the Gaza Strip -- occupied by the Israelis since 1967 -- is expected to be the most talked-about point in the talks.

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    With the Arab Summit Conference coming up in Morocco's capital, Rabat, on Saturday 26 October, the Gaza Strip -- occupied by the Israelis since 1967 -- is expected to be the most talked-about point in the talks.

    Gaza Strip, a Palestinian refugee settlement, has been the major focus of the struggle between Palestinian guerrilla organisations the Israelis. However, the past 12 months have been relatively quiet there.

    It has been a difficult place for the Israelis to administer and control. This many explain the strict security vigilance maintained by the Israelis in the settlement.

    But the Israelis are also coping with the problem by rehabilitating the people. They are now building a new camp for them outside the old camp, and trying to create agricultural settlements in the Rafah area within the settlement.

    There have been attempts to stimulate industries, but this had been unsuccessful. As an alternative, about 20,000 refugees now commute daily to the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv (some 40 miles - 64 km - away), to work on construction sites had farms.

    The Gaza Stripe (and other Israeli-occupied territories) will be discussed at the United Nations when a delegation from the Palestine Liberation Organisation attends a United Nations' debate next month.

    SYNOPSIS: The Gaza Strip settlement of Palestinian refugees. The Gaza Strip has been a focal point in the Arab-Israeli conflict since nineteen sixty-seven when the Israelis occupied it. It's been a centre of Palestinian guerrilla activities.... making it most difficult for the Israelis to control and administer. It's heavily guarded by Israeli soldiers, who are constantly seeking out suspects.

    The Israelis are attempting to improve the lives of the people here...many are still living on United Nations' rations.

    More than half a million Palestinians live in these camps. In an attempt to root-out guerrilla activities, the Israelis are building them a new refugee area outside the old one.

    Part of the rehabilitation programme included establishing industries here. But that has failed. And the alternative is to send about twenty thousand refugees to work in Tel Aviv on construction sites and farms. These people have been caught up in many guerrilla attacks -- including bomb and mine attacks.

    The Gaza Strip is expected to be the main point of discussion at the Arab Summit Conference in Morocco's capital, Rabat, on saturday. And, perhaps, at the United Nations next month when a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Organisation attends a debate there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73NTKA92F5UZU04VKSQT5SD27
    Media URN:
    VLVA73NTKA92F5UZU04VKSQT5SD27
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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