• Short Summary

    The Arab League Council called on Wednesday (4 September) for international action to end Israeli raids on Palestinian refugee camps in Southern Lebanon.

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    The Arab League Council called on Wednesday (4 September) for international action to end Israeli raids on Palestinian refugee camps in Southern Lebanon.

    The appeal came at the end of four days of talks attended by the Foreign Ministers or representatives of the 20 member states.

    The Council also asked for world action on, what it termed, "the criminal acts of Israeli forces in the Syrian town of Kuneitra" since they occupied it in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

    At a final plenary session at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo the Ministers also endorsed an earlier decision to seek the inclusion of the Palestinian issue as a seperate item on the United Nations' Assembly agenda.

    Egypt's Foreign Minister, Ismail Fahmi, described this decision as one of the most important ever taken by the Arab League's Council.

    Another resolution adopted by the Council provides for the creation of a 15-million U.S. dollar (about six-million-pounds-sterling) fund to give technical aid to African countries. The capital will be provided by oil-rich Arab states. The Council also agreed to the quick disbursement of a 200-million U.S.-dollar (about 84-million-pounds-sterling) Arab League fund to assist African countries hit by the increase of Arab oil prices.

    The Council also endorsed a recommendation to convene the twice-post-poned Arab Summit Conference in Rabat on 26 October, to be preceded by a meeting of Foreign Ministers four days earlier.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UHMMFUPNAWJKJBIMKJMEOA4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UHMMFUPNAWJKJBIMKJMEOA4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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