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    At a mass rally in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday night (20 January) more than 10,000 demonstrators changed their protests against the Israeli Government's disengagement pact with Egypt.

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    At a mass rally in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday night (20 January) more than 10,000 demonstrators changed their protests against the Israeli Government's disengagement pact with Egypt. The pact -- designed to disengage Egyptian and Israeli forces -- stipulates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the banks of the Suez Canal.

    Amid pouring rain and violent gusts of wind, the crowd shouted 'Begin -- to power'. Menahem Begin, leader of the Likud opposition party, addressed the crowd from a platform, against the background of a giant poster saying, 'No Munich in the Middle East'. Among other Likud leaders present was General Aharon Sheron who left the army on Sunday to take up politics full time.

    Earlier at a press conference, General Sharon said that the disengagement pact signed on January the 18th was unsatisfactory. He said that it relied on Egyptian goodwill,which they could never trust, and that the Israelis should never withdraw from the Suez Canal. The canal was vital, he emphasised, if only as a forward observation line.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA840YOEQ7IIPLBWYY0XUWF4OC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA840YOEQ7IIPLBWYY0XUWF4OC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    N/A

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