The Israel government has decided that the unauthorised nationalist-Jewish settlement at kadum, on the occupied West Bank of the river Jordan must go.
GV, SV Anti-West Bank settlers gathered in square with banners (5 shots)
SV Demonstrators marching through streets at night (3 shots)
SV Peres leaving Prime Minister's office
SV Allon speaking
This film is serviced with an interview in English with Mr. Allon. A transcript appears below:
ALLON: "No compromise at all, The government will offer to the people who are living in Kadum to move to a place approved by the government, according to its settlement policy."
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Background: The Israel government has decided that the unauthorised nationalist-Jewish settlement at kadum, on the occupied West Bank of the river Jordan must go. But the government has no intention of dropping its own settlement plans.
After a long heated debate, the cabinet decided on Sunday night (9 May) to close down the camp, which 130 members of the Gush Emunim (faith bloc) had hoped to make into a permanent village.
The camp, the latest of a china of Jewish settlements in the area, had almost provoked a government crisis as well as arousing Arab anger.
The Kadum settlers will be given a new site, chosen by the government. Meanwhile, a communique issued after the meeting said "the government will act towards increasing settlement on both sides of the 'green line'."
This means the government would continue to support more Jewish settlements in Arab areas both within Israel's borders and in the occupied territories.
Left-wing MAPAM ministers had organised a rally on Saturday (8 May) in protest against the settlement in occupied territories. They voted against the resolution which they said did not go far enough.
Foreign Minister, Yigal Allon, who had always argued that settlements should be confined to vital strategic areas chose by the government, expressed satisfaction at the government's decision.
SYNOPSIS: Left-wing MAPAM ministers in Israel organised this rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest at any settlement on the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Meanwhile, the Israeli cabinet has decided that the unauthorised nationalist-Jewish settlement at kadum must go, but the government has no intention of dropping its own settlement plans. The decision came at the end of a ten-hour, heated debate.
The Kadum camp was the latest of a chain of Jewish attempts at settlement in the area. It had almost provoked a government crisis and had aroused Arab anger. The Kadum settlers will be offered a new site, chosen by the government. The agreement was the result of a compromise worked out by the Defence Minster, Shimon Peres, seen here leaving the Prime Minister's office. Foreign Minister, Yigal Allon, has expressed satisfaction at the government's decision.