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    Unprecedented security precautions were in operation during Israel's Memorial Day on Tuesday (4 May).

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    Unprecedented security precautions were in operation during Israel's Memorial Day on Tuesday (4 May).

    The central ceremony took place at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl. Israel's Prime Minister Mr. Rabin and friends and relatives of the war dead attended the ceremony.

    Soldiers stood guard at the memorial flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "Kadish", the prayer for the dead, as well as "El Maleh Rakhamin" (God is Full of Mercy) were recited and chanted.

    In a statement at the ceremony, Prime Minister Rabin stressed Israel's readiness for peace and called on the Arabs to achieve it.

    Later that day, at a designated time the Memorial Day came to an end and Israel's 28th Independence Day was ushered in.

    Representatives of Jews of the Diaspora lit beacons as their names and countries of origin were read out.

    Following the ceremony, people in towns and cities throughout Israel began a night of merrymaking. In Jerusalem hundreds of thousands watched a fireworks display.

    Meanwhile, the intensive security alert continued with large contingents of police and soldiers patrolling the cities and occupied areas.

    The alert followed an Arab guerrilla bomb attack in Jerusalem on Monday (3 May), that left 28 people injured.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L74YGCL4JFMUJ8SDMVOL95ME
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L74YGCL4JFMUJ8SDMVOL95ME
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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