• Short Summary

    A LARGE ASSEMBLY OF JORDANIAN WOMEN DEMONSTRATED ON THURSDAY (30 APRIL) THROUGH THE STREET OF THE CAPITAL, AMMAN, AGAINST ALLEGED MALTREATMENT OF JORDANIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN ISRAEL.

  • Description

    A LARGE ASSEMBLY OF JORDANIAN WOMEN DEMONSTRATED ON THURSDAY (30 APRIL) THROUGH THE STREET OF THE CAPITAL, AMMAN, AGAINST ALLEGED MALTREATMENT OF JORDANIAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN ISRAEL.

    THE WOMEN GATHERED IN THE SHADOW OF THE AMMAN HUSSEIN GRAND MOSQUE AND SPENT TWO HOURS ORGANISATION THEIR RANKS BEFORE MARCHING THROUGH THE CITY STREETS. THE DEMONSTRATION SOUGHT TO EMPHASISE THE ALLEGED PLIGHT AND MALTREATMENT OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS OF WAR CAPTURED BY ISRAEL AND TO BRING ABOUT AN IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR CONDITIONS. SOME PRISONERS ARE REPORTED TO BE FASTING IN PROTEST AT THEIR TREATMENT.

    THE SILENT DEMONSTRATION MADE IN ITS WAY THROUGH CENTRAL AMMAN TO THE OFFICES OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS ORGANISATION, WHERE A DELEGATION WAITED ON SENIOR RED CROSS OFFICIAL WITH A WRITTEN PROTEST, HOPEFUL OF SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAUSE.

    LATER IN THE DAY THE WOMEN GATHERED, AGAIN AT THE OFFICE OF THE NEWLY-FORMED PALESTINIAN RED CRESCENT ORGANISATION - SIMILAR TO THE RED CROSS - WHERE FURTHER SUPPORT WAS SOUGHT.

    A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE BUILDING REVEALED DETAILS OF THE ALLEGED MALTREATMENT OF PRISONERS BY ISRAEL, AND A COMPARISON OF METHODS USED BY BOTH SIDES WAS OUTLINED.

    SEVERAL PALESTINIAN PRISONERS RELEASED BY ISRAEL WERE INTRODUCED TO THE GATHERING TO RECOUNT THEIR STORIES. AN ISRAELI PRISONER, SAMOUEL ROSENBURG, THEN TESTIFIED BEFORE PRESSMEN THAT THE HAD BEEN WELL TREATED BY THE JORDANIANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8NQQX91DFDK8MSV4OE5HRQU5I
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NQQX91DFDK8MSV4OE5HRQU5I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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