• Short Summary

    EGYPTIAN INSTALLATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN SECTOR OF THE SUEZ CANAL WERE THE TARGET FOR ISRAELI SKYHAWK JET FIGHTER-BOMBERS ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 20).

  • Description

    EGYPTIAN INSTALLATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN SECTOR OF THE SUEZ CANAL WERE THE TARGET FOR ISRAELI SKYHAWK JET FIGHTER-BOMBERS ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 20). PREPARATIONS FOR THE RAID WERE FILMED AT AN ISRAELI AIR-BASE -- THOUGH THE EXACT LOCATION WAS NOT REVEALED.

    A CAIRO REPORT THAT ONE OF THE ISRAELI JETS WAS LOST DURING THE TWO-HOUR AIR STRIKE WAS LATER DISMISSED BY AN ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN.

    THE SKYHAWKS HAVE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ISRAELI RAIDS AGAINST ARAB NATIONS. THE AIRCRAFT WERE REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN PART IN RECENT STRIKES AGAINST TARGETS NEAR CAIRO, INCLUDING THE BOMBING OF A METAL FACTORY AT ABOU ZABAL 10 DAYS AGO WHEN 70 CIVILIAN WORKERS WERE KILLED.

    ISRAEL'S FAITH IN THE SKYHAWK AS A STRIKE AIRCRAFT IS DEMONSTRATED BY THE CURRENT NEGOTIATIONS TO BUY ANOTHER 80 SKYHAWKS FROM THE UNITED STATES, TO BE DELIVERED NEXT YEAR.

    PRESIDENT NIXON SAID AT THE END OF JANUARY THAT HE WOULD GIVE HIS DECISION ON THE ISRAELI REQUEST WITHIN 30 DAYS. THE ISRAELIS ARGUE THAT THE ADDITIONAL SKYHAWKS -- TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER 24 PHANTOM JETS -- ARE NECESSARY TO OFFSET THE THREAT OF SOVIET ARMS SHIPMENTS TO THE ARABS AND THE FRENCH SALE OF MIRAGE FIGHTERS TO LIBYA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FTAA9PY7U0QUCGR1WKEXNH67
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FTAA9PY7U0QUCGR1WKEXNH67
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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