• Short Summary

    A leader of the Palestinian Commando Organisation which carried out the attack on the school at Ma'alot Township in Northern Israel on Wednesday (15 May) later claimed that the operation would help force the Israelis to give in to Syrian demands on a disengagement of forces.

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    A leader of the Palestinian Commando Organisation which carried out the attack on the school at Ma'alot Township in Northern Israel on Wednesday (15 May) later claimed that the operation would help force the Israelis to give in to Syrian demands on a disengagement of forces.

    In a press conference hold in Damascus later on Wednesday, Abu Leila, a spokesman for the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (FDFLP) condemned Israel for its actions during the siege of the school in Ma'alot where thirty people died, twenty of them schoolchildren. Mr. Leila said that the Israeli forces, by attacking the besieged guerrillas must accept responsibility for the bloodbath that followed.

    Asked if he expected any retaliation from Israel for the raid, he said that in the case of this operation, any Israel pretext for return attacks was completely ungrounded. Mr. Leila said that if, however, there was an attack, it could only be seen as flagrant provocation of the Arab states.

    Soon after the news conference, Israeli jets raided three Palestinian refugee camps in southeast Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JZLA316M535JF3IO2YS5PR6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JZLA316M535JF3IO2YS5PR6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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