• Short Summary

    EL FATAH COMMANDOS IN JORDAN AND DEMONSTRATORS IN BEIRUT COMMEMORATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF KARAMEH ON SATURDAY (MARCH 21).

  • Description

    1.
    GV DESERTED RUINS OF OLD REFUGEE CAMP
    0.11

    2.
    TV REMAINS OF WRECKED BUILDINGS
    0.17

    3.
    LV OLD RUINED BUILDINGS
    0.25

    4.
    GV CELEBRATIONS OF TROOPS CARRYING BANNERS (NATURAL SOUND STARTS)
    0.32

    5.
    LV TROOPS PARADING WITH BANNERS
    0.37

    6.
    LV YOUNG MEN AND BOYS DRILLING (3 SHOTS)
    0.51

    7.
    GV DRILLING IN SQUARE
    0.57

    8.
    SV PEOPLE CLAPPING
    0.59

    9.
    GV YOUNG TROOPS DRILLING AND CLAPPING
    1.05

    10.
    CU LOUD SPEAKER
    1.07

    11.
    SV BOYS TRAINING, RUNNING THROUGH OBSTACLES AND BARBED WIRE (2 SHOTS)
    1.17

    12.
    SV BOYS CROSSING ON ROPE
    1.20

    13.
    GV TROOPS IN FIRING POSITIONS FIRING
    1.26

    14.
    SV PEOPLE WATCHING
    1.31

    15.
    LV TROOPS PRACTISING FIRING
    1.37

    16.
    TV DEMONSTRATION IN BEIRUT PAN CROWDS WITH BANNERS
    1.44

    17.
    GROUND V..CROWDS WITH PLACARDS
    1.48

    18.
    CU PORTRAIT OF LEADERS PAN TO HAMMER & SICKLE
    1.55

    19.
    LV STUDENTS PARADE IN STREET
    2.06

    20.
    TV DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS IN STREET
    2.14



    Initials SAW/VS/JH/ES


    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE STORY 2522/70 SERVICED 21 MARCH WHICH SHOWS KARAMEH COMMEMORATION PARADE IN AMMAN.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EL FATAH COMMANDOS IN JORDAN AND DEMONSTRATORS IN BEIRUT COMMEMORATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF KARAMEH ON SATURDAY (MARCH 21).

    IN THE BATTLE TWO YEARS AGO FIERCE FIGHTING LASTED FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND THE JORDANIAN TOWN OF KARAMEH WAS DESTROYED. THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT HAILED THE CLASH AS A VICTORY AND BELIEVE THAT THE BATTLE SHATTERED THE MYTH OF THE INVINCIBILITY OF THE ISRAELIS AND SHOWED THE FIGHTING ABILITY OF THE ARABS. TWO YEARS LATER THE TOWN IS JUST A SHELL -- DESTROYED IN THE FIGHTING. AT JABAL EL-HASHIMI IN JORDAN, EL FATAH COMMANDOS PARADED WITH FLAGS TO MARK THE DAY AND CONTINUED THEIR TRAINING PROGRAMME.

    ABOUT 80,000 DEMONSTRATORS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM LEBANESE SECURITY AUTHORITIES AND MARCHED IN THE STREETS OF BEIRUT WAVING BANNERS AND SHOUTING SLOGANS COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE. THE CROWDS INCLUDED STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF COMMANDO GROUPS IN THE LEBANON.

    IN THE BATTLE OF KARAMEH JORDAN PUT ITS LOSSES AT 20 KILLED AND 65 WOUNDED. THE ISRAELI FORCES SAID THEY LOST 11 DEAD AND 50 WOUNDED AND WRECKED TANKS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT WERE LEFT BEHIND WHEN THEY WITHDREW.

    SYNOPSIS: THE JORDANIAN TOWN OF KARAMEH IS NOW JUST A SHATTERED SHELL -- BUT TWO YEARS AGO IT WAS THE SIGHT OF A MAJOR BATTLE BETWEEN THE JORDANIAN ARMY AND ISRAELI FORCES. THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT HAILED THE CLASH AS A VICTORY AND BELIEVE THAT THE BATTLE SHATTERED THE MYTH OF THE INVINCIBILITY OF THE ISRAELIS AND SHOWED THE FIGHTING ABILITY OF THE ARABS.

    ON SATURDAY (MARCH 21) EL FATAH COMMANDOS IN THE JORDANIAN VILLAGE OF JABAL EL-HASHIMI COMMEMORATED THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE WITH A PARADE.

    LATER, THEY CONTINUED WITH THEIR PROGRAMME OF MILITARY TRAINING FOR YOUNG COMMANDOS -- MANY OF WHOM COME FROM REFUGEE CAMPS IN JORDAN.

    THE COMMANDOS ARE DEDICATED TO THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE AND THE BATTLE OF KARAMEH IS SEEN AS A SYMBOLIC POINT IN THEIR CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL.

    IN THE BATTLE OF KARAMEH JORDAN PUT ITS LOSSES AS 20 KILLED AND 65 WOUNDED. THE ISRAELI FORCES SAID THEY LOST ELEVEN DEAD AND FIFTY WOUNDED AND WRECKED TANKS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT WERE LEFT BEHIND WHEN THEY WITHDREW.

    MANY OF THE COMMANDOS ARE ONLY BOYS BUT THEIR TRAINING IS AS RIGOROUS AS ADULT RECRUITS.

    IN BEIRUT THE KARAMEH ANNIVERSARY WAS ALSO COMMEMORATED ON SATURDAY (MARCH 21).

    ABOUT EIGHTY-THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM LEBANESE SECURITY AUTHORITIES TO MARCH IN THE STREETS.

    THE CROWDS WAVED BANNERS AND SHOUTED SLOGANS COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE. THE MARCHERS INCLUDED STUDENTS AND MEMBER OS THE COMMANDO GROUP IN THE LEBANON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76JVYTYYEWS8209YAPSXEEEQT
    Media URN:
    VLVA76JVYTYYEWS8209YAPSXEEEQT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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