• Short Summary

    THE THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN ARAB REFUGEES WHO LIVE AT THE BAKR ARAB REFUGEE CAMP, JUST OUTSIDE AMMAN, CAPITAL OF JORDAN, ARE REPORTED TO HAVE RECEIVED A BIG UPSURGE IN THEIR MORALE AS A RESULT OF THE GROWING ACTIVITY OF PALESTINIAN ARAB GUERILLAS IN ISRAEL.

  • Description

    THE THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIAN ARAB REFUGEES WHO LIVE AT THE BAKR ARAB REFUGEE CAMP, JUST OUTSIDE AMMAN, CAPITAL OF JORDAN, ARE REPORTED TO HAVE RECEIVED A BIG UPSURGE IN THEIR MORALE AS A RESULT OF THE GROWING ACTIVITY OF PALESTINIAN ARAB GUERILLAS IN ISRAEL. MORE AND MORE OF THE REFUGEES -- MANY OF WHOM HAVE LIVE IN TEMPORARY CAMPS FOR YEARS -- ARE SAID TO BE CONVINCED THAT THEY WILL EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO RETURN TO PALESTINE, TERRITORY NOW OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL, AFTER ALL.

    SOME 36,000 PEOPLE LIVE IN THE BAKR CAMP SHOWN IN THIS FILM. IT'S ESTIMATED AT 740,000 OF JORDAN'S 2,000,000 PEOPLE ARE REFUGEES OR DISPLACED PERSONS. OF THESE, 250,000 POURED INTO JORDAN FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN --- NOW OCCUPIED BY THE ISRAELI'S --- AFTER THE SIX - DAY JUNE WAR. THE UNITED NATIONS WORKS AND RELIEF AGENCY PROVIDES FOOD AND OTHER NECESSITIES FOR THE REFUGEES AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PROVIDE MORE CAMP BUILDINGS BUT LACKS THE MONEY.

    THE REFUGEES SAY THEY DON'T WANT THEIR CAMP MADE PERMANENT WITH MORE SECURE BUILDINGS, ANYWAY. FOR TWENTY YEARS, PALESTINIAN REFUGEES HAVE TALKED ABOUT RETURNING TO THEIR LOST LANDS, BUT NOW THEY SEE IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PALESTINIAN GUERILLAS THE ACTION THAT THEY WANT TO SEE REPLACING THE TALK. THE UPSURGE OF THE REFUGEES' MORALE IS ALSO SEEN IN THE FACT THAT THEY NOW ALLOW CAMERAMEN TO FILM SCENES SHOWING THEIR CHILDREN RECEIVING FOOD FROM THE U. N. AGENCY.

    PREVIOUSLY, THE REFUGEES WOULD CHASE THE CAMERAMEN AWAY, ACCUSING THEM OF BEING ZIONIST SPIES. NOR WERE THE CAMERAMEN ALLOWED TO FILM THE REFUGEE CHILDREN IN THEIR RAGGED CLOTHING. NOW FILMING IS ACTUALLY ENCOURAGED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8B9PPP63NL2DQK0RRX93MROO9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8B9PPP63NL2DQK0RRX93MROO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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