European and Arab parliamentary delegates visited the ruined city of Kuneitra in Syria's Golan Heights on Thursday (12 September).
GV & MV Delegates in main square (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Ruined buildings of Kuneitra TO mosque
SV PAN Delegates inside mosque at meeting
SV Delegates out of mosque TILT UP TO towers on roof
SV & GV Party walk from mosque along road as UN jeep passes (2 shots)
GV PAN Rubble of buildings
SV PAN Party members take photos and looking through binoculars
CU Inscription on wall "Dea Visitors look at this city and judge yourself. Kuneitra's son."
GV & SV PAN Members of party looking at ruins (2 shots)
MV Members of party among rubble with military personnel
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Background: European and Arab parliamentary delegates visited the ruined city of Kuneitra in Syria's Golan Heights on Thursday (12 September). They inspected the damage to the city -- damage which reduced the fifteen-thousand-population ancient Golan capital to virtual ruins -- which both Syrians and Israelis claimed was inflicted by the other side.l The city was captured by the Israelis during last year's October war, and handed back to the Syrians as part of the disengagement agreement between the two countries. Syria said the Israelis destroyed it in revenge as they were withdrawing, and Israeli military authorities claimed the damage was caused by Syrian artillery shelling while the Israelis were holding the city.