• Short Summary

    Six Palestinian guerrillas were killed by Israeli soldiers on Monday (16 April) after crossing the Lebanese border into Israel.

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    Six Palestinian guerrillas were killed by Israeli soldiers on Monday (16 April) after crossing the Lebanese border into Israel. And on Tuesday (17 April) a Palestinian bomb destroyed a bus in Jerusalem.

    SYNOPSIS: A group of Israeli soldiers were on patrol near the Zarit village on the Lebanese border when they surprised the Palestinians. The Israeli's attacked with grenades ...a sergeant was killed and six soldiers wounded. It was the second time in two days that the Israeli security forces had crushed Palestinian guerilla efforts to infiltrate into Israel. On Sunday (15 April) four guerrillas were killed after crossing the Jordan River. Army sources said documents found on the Palestinian raiders showed they planned to split into two groups - one to attack hikers and picnickers gathered in northern Galilee for the Easter Passover holidays. The other groups's instructions were to seize hostages for ransom - to free Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. An Israeli official said on Tuesday (17 April) that since the beginning of this year, seventeen Palestinians have been killed in six abortive raids into Israel.

    In Jerusalem a bomb planted by Palestinian guerrillas destroyed a bus. The passengers escaped injury. It was the keen eye of a young israeli who spotted the suspicious parcel and alerted the passengers to the danger. Israeli television broadcasts frequent warnings to be on the alert for suspicious objects. Israel's Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Rafael Eitan told reporters .."there seems to be a new style - murder for the sake of murder".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74DSIV6LN2AS0YCTKPNQIET3R
    Media URN:
    VLVA74DSIV6LN2AS0YCTKPNQIET3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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