The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty has begun to show concrete results. Egyptian soldiers have moved into?
The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty has begun to show concrete results. Egyptian soldiers have moved into the Israeli held town of El Arish, the administrative centre of the Sinai. The town is to be handed over officially in less than two weeks but officials from both sides are still working out the details, which include visits from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin.
SYNOPSIS: Egyptian technicians arrived in a convoy on the outskirts of El Arish to set up shop, on Monday (14 May) eleven days in advance of the official hand-over.
Local people went wild with joy. It's a mild foretaste of what is expected when President Sadat arrives on the twenty-fifty of May for the formal return of El Arish to Egyptian rule.
Several kilometres east of El Arish, Israeli and Egyptian officers pore over maps and aerial photographs before deciding upon the new frontier.
Local Arabs spotting the Egyptian uniforms, showed their joy.
Officers move off, over the sand dunes, to start placing border marker drums, to denote exactly where the new frontier is to run. In Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin spoke to the Bnai Brith organisation on Monday (14 May).