• Short Summary

    MOSLEM LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MET IN CAIRO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO JOIN THE GROWING CHORUS OF ARAB VOICES CALLING FOR RETRIBUTION ON ISRAEL FOLLOWING THE FIRE AT THE AL AQSA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM.

  • Description

    MOSLEM LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MET IN CAIRO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO JOIN THE GROWING CHORUS OF ARAB VOICES CALLING FOR RETRIBUTION ON ISRAEL FOLLOWING THE FIRE AT THE AL AQSA MOSQUE IN JERUSALEM. IT CAME AS PRESIDENT NASSER TOLD HIS ARMED FORCES THAT WAR WITH ISRAEL WAS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION.

    THE LEADERS MET IN AN EMOTIONAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE AL AZHAR MOSQUE, THE UAR'S TRADITIONAL FORUM FOR IMPORTANT CONFERENCES.

    SPEAKER AFTER SPEAKER BITTERLY DENOUNCED THE MOSQUE BURNING AND WHICH ONE SHEIKH COMPARED WITH NERO'S BURNING OF ROME. THEY FELT IT WAS AN ISRAELI AIM TO DESTROY ARAB JERUSALEM AND PUT THEIR OWN TEMPLE IN PLACE OF THE AQSA MOSQUE.

    THE ARREST OF AN AUSTRALIAN FOR ALLEGEDLY STARTING THE BLAZE HAS TAKEN LITTLE HEAT OUT OF THE SITUATION. THE CONFERENCE REACTED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE ACT WAS ISRAEL-INSPIRED.

    PRESIDENT NASSER'S SPEECH TO THE ARMED FORCES MENTIONED THAT HE HAD THOUGHT A GREAT DEAL ABOUT WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS THIS "HORRIBLE CRIME". HE SAID HE HAD COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE, HOPE OR PATH OTHER THAN FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. HE SAID ARABS MUST MOBILISE THEIR STRENGTH AND "WITH GOD'S WILL, EMERGE VICTORIOUS".

    MEANWHILE, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ARAB LEAGUE, MR ANDEL KHALEK HASSOUNA, HAS INVITED FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE 14 MEMBER STATES TO MEET IN CAIRO TOMORROW (MONDAY). THE AGENDA WOULD DEAL WITH THE FIRE, LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH ISRAEL AND THE CALL BY JORDAN AND THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANISATION FOR AN ARAB SUMMIT MEETING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA997YB20U2XZE2G9Z2K30LIEZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA997YB20U2XZE2G9Z2K30LIEZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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