In Cairo on Saturday (24 July) the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) gave a press conference.?
SV Abu Iyyad speaks to press
CU Iyyad speaking (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: IYYAD: "We acceded and responded to the call of the kings and beads of state, and the call of President Abdul Nasser to stop the bloodshed. Despite the heads of state and the late President, it was only a temporary truce, because this system of war was only to liquidate the Palestine resistance, not only the Palestine resistance but the Palestine people. He (King Hussein) is a lackey of imperialism and he did not want the Palestine people to have a voice before the world."
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N.B. Although the press conference was in Arabic, there is an English translation on the film. A transcript appears below.
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Background: In Cairo on Saturday (24 July) the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) gave a press conference. Spokesman Abu Iyyad gave a brief address, before answering questions from the press. He said that Jordan had been fighting the Palestine people for 24 years. Referring to the recent Jordanian Army offensive against the Palestine guerrillas, he called it a massacre and claimed it would not be the last.