• Short Summary

    A Palestinian leader has blamed Syria for the savage fighting for control of the important Palestinian camp of Tel Al-Zaatar on the edge of Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Description

    A Palestinian leader has blamed Syria for the savage fighting for control of the important Palestinian camp of Tel Al-Zaatar on the edge of Beirut, Lebanon. The camp has been under siege by right-wing Christian forces. Speaking at a news conference in Beirut, Abu Ayad, Deputy Commander of the Palestinian group Fatah, said the Palestinians could have defended it properly if they had not been preoccupied with Syria's intervention in Lebanon. If the camp fell to right-wing forces, he said, it would become a symbol to Palestinian militants -- whose war would then be with Syria.

    SYNOPSIS: Abu Ayad, also known as Salah Khalaf, has been leading Palestinian operations in the Lebanese civil war in the absence of the Palestine Liberation Organisations' leader, Yasser Arafat. An interpreter translated his comments into English.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEJZD50GH9FU01Z9195IK19GN
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEJZD50GH9FU01Z9195IK19GN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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