While fighting flares again between right wing and leftist groups in the Lebanon, Israeli and Lebanese right wing forces has been involved in a gesture of goodwill.
SV AND GV: Lebanese march through border gate into Israel (3 shots)
GV: crowd in front of platform with Israeli and Lebanese flags.
SV: Israeli flag down to soldiers with weapons (2 shots)
SV PAN: more Lebanese arriving (2 shots)
SV: Conductor Zubin Mehta conducting music
CU AND GV: Lebanese and Israelis listening of music (10 shots)
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Background: While fighting flares again between right wing and leftist groups in the Lebanon, Israeli and Lebanese right wing forces has been involved in a gesture of goodwill.
SYNOPSIS: The gesture came about when Lebanese right wing Christian forces were invited by the Israelis to a concert just inside the Israelis side of the Lebanese/Israeli border. The Israelis have previously given medical and military aid to the Lebanese Christian forces fighting against the left-wing Palestinian backed Lebanese groups.
The right wing Lebanese guerrillas poured through has gate in the barbed wire fence dividing the two countries. Many of those attending the concert organised by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra were wounded members of the Christian forces.
But all appeared to appreciate the Israeli gesture as conductor, Zubin Mehta, began the concert.
The left wing Lebanese authorities have claimed the concert was nothing but what they termed, " a publicity stunt to improve Israel's image abroad". But the Israelis claim the gesture was organised to promote a sense of goodwill and peaceful harmony along the Lebanese/Israeli border. Meanwhile, leftist and right wing Lebanese forces have exchanged artillery fire in southern Lebanon. According to reports from travellers in the area, the exchange cost the lives of at least five people and crops in the area were set ablaze.