• Short Summary

    AT KUNEITRA, FORMER SYRIAN GARRISON TOWN ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL SINCE JUNE 1967, A MAGISTRATES' COURT WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO ADJUDICATE LOCAL CIVIL DISPUTES UNDER ISRAELI LAW.

  • Description

    AT KUNEITRA, FORMER SYRIAN GARRISON TOWN ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, OCCUPIED BY ISRAEL SINCE JUNE 1967, A MAGISTRATES' COURT WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO ADJUDICATE LOCAL CIVIL DISPUTES UNDER ISRAELI LAW. UP TO NOW, SYRIAN LAW HAS CONTINUED IN FORCE IN THE OCCUPIED AREA.

    MILITARY COURTS WILL CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH SECURITY OFFENCES AND OTHER SIMILAR CASES.

    THE NEW COURT HAS BEEN SET UP IN ONE OF KUNEITRA'S MANY ABANDONED BUILDINGS. AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE DEFENCE MINISTER MOSHE DAYAN AND JUSTICE MINISTER YAACOV SHAPIRO. MR SHAPIRO CUT THE RIBBON AND MR DAYAN WATCHED AS AN ARMY CHAPLAIN FIXED THE MEZZUZA -- A JEWISH RELIGIOUS EMBLEM -- TO THE ENTRANCE.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE LEADERS OF THE DRUZE, THE MINORITY RELIGIOUS GROUP WHO LIVE IN THE HEIGHTS AND NEARBY AREAS OF ISRAEL AND LEBANON. SHEIKH SOLIMAN HANDJ WAS AMONG THE SPEAKERS.

    MR SHAPIRO SAID: "THIS IS A GREAT HISTORIC DAY... WE ALL PRAY THAT ISRAELI LAW SHALL NEVER CEASE TO FUNCTION IN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS !" HE PROMISED A NETWORK OF COURTS WOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO HAND DOWN ISRAELI LAW.

    MR DAYAN SAID ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE COURT WAS A SYMBOL OF THE DYNAMISM OF THE LIFE DEVELOPING IN THE HEIGHTS WITH THE "RENEWAL OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENT" THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EW0CPYLV1YGBRQZI1NXKPU30
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EW0CPYLV1YGBRQZI1NXKPU30
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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