• Short Summary

    ALMOST EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER BRITAIN WITHDREW FROM PALESTINE AND ISRAEL BECAME A STATE, A UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE IS STILL ON DUTY IN THE GAZA STRIP BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE JEWISH STATE.

  • Description

    ALMOST EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER BRITAIN WITHDREW FROM PALESTINE AND ISRAEL BECAME A STATE, A UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE IS STILL ON DUTY IN THE GAZA STRIP BETWEEN EGYPT AND THE JEWISH STATE. THE FORCE IS THERE TO PREVENT INCIDENTS ACROSS THE DISPUTED BORDER, AND TO HANDLE THE PROBLEM AND ARAB REFUGEE FROM ISRAEL.

    THE NEW STATE OF ISRAEL WAS INVADED BY ARAB FORCES THE DAY AFTER IT WAS FORMED IN 1948, AND THE UNITED NATIONS INTERVENED TO BRING ABOUT A CEASE FIRE. A U.N. EMERGENCY FORCE OCCUPIED THE GAZA STRIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT DURING THE SUEZ CRISIS IN 1956, AND IS STILL THERE TO PREVENT RENEWED HOSTILITIES.

    ANOTHER MAJOR TASK OF THE U.N. IN THE AREA IS PRESENTED BY MORE THAN A MILLION ARAB REFUGEES FROM ISRAEL. THEY FLED FROM THEIR HOMES IN PALESTINE WHEN THE NEW STATE WAS FORMED, AND MANY OF THEM STILL LIVE IN CAMPS IN THE GAZA STRIP. THE ARAB STATES AND ISRAEL HOLDS OPPOSING VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF THE REFUGEES, AND A UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WELFARE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. THE U.N. PROGRAMME OF AID TOP THE REFUGEES INVOLVES PROVIDING FREE FOOD AND SHELTER, AND RECENTLY EMPHASIS HAS BEEN PLACED OF WORK LEADING TO REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION. THE MEETING OF ARAB MINISTERS WHICH OPENED IN CAIRO TODAY (MONDAY) HAS THE PALESTINE REFUGEE QUESTION ON ITS AGENDA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UDICYZ1BTMTR9ROF6ULQZDVR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UDICYZ1BTMTR9ROF6ULQZDVR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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