• Short Summary

    A nine-year-old Israeli girl was killed and five other children injured by an Arab rocket today as they played in a school country yard before morning classes.

  • Description

    A nine-year-old Israeli girl was killed and five other children injured by an Arab rocket today as they played in a school country yard before morning classes.

    Arab guerrillas in Jordan sent a barrage of rockets crashing into the centre of the ancient Biblical town in northern Israel. One exploded near a school sending hail of fragments ripping through the children.

    The injured children, aged between seven and ten, were rushed to hospital in nearby Afula where one of the girls died. Three adults were also injured.

    The rocket attack came less than two weeks after guerrillas, operating from the Lebanon, ambushed a school bus in Upper Galilee killing eight children and four adults and wounding 20 other children.

    This latest action is almost certain to raise call for strong retaliatory action against the guerrillas and their bases in Jordan.

    Beisan has been the target of frequent Arab guerrilla fire in the past two years.

    The Israelis took immediate counter action following the attack on Beisan. Their jets and artillery blasted the Irbid area of Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAIFUJQQZ1LCULNE61NH6E3XA3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIFUJQQZ1LCULNE61NH6E3XA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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