• Short Summary

    The Israeli Navy destroyed a Palestinian speedboat carrying Arab guerrillas on Sunday night (3 June) as it raced to launch a rocket attack on the northern coast of Israel.

  • Description

    The Israeli Navy destroyed a Palestinian speedboat carrying Arab guerrillas on Sunday night (3 June) as it raced to launch a rocket attack on the northern coast of Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli radar vessels like this one were patrolling waters near the northern border headland of Rosh Hanikra when they detected the Palestinian speedboat. Within minutes a patrol craft was sent to intercept the boa???.

    Moving in close the Israelis saw a speed boat towing a rocket-launcher mounted on a raft....Israeli military believe the Palestinians intended to bombard the northern coastal resort of Rosh Hanikra with rockets and then head back to their base.

    It was a novel mission for the Palestinians, as there seemed little intention of putting guerrillas ashore and seizing hostages as on previous raids. Those raids have proved costly in Palestinian manpower. And so did this one. It's thought five guerrillas drowned in the attack by the israeli patrol. A Soviet-made Katyusha rocket-launcher was later recovered by the Israelis. Several bodies of Palestinians were also pulled from the sea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CT55XF7K8IC2SINJTZW4RC3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CT55XF7K8IC2SINJTZW4RC3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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