• Short Summary

    RESIDENTS WERE CLEARED FROM THE STREETS OF EILAT, ISRAEL'S MOST SOUTHERN PORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE TOWN'S FIRST MAJOR CIVIL DEFENCE MANOEUVRES.

  • Description

    RESIDENTS WERE CLEARED FROM THE STREETS OF EILAT, ISRAEL'S MOST SOUTHERN PORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE TOWN'S FIRST MAJOR CIVIL DEFENCE MANOEUVRES. THE TOWN, ONLY ONE AND A HALF MILES ACROSS THE GULF OF AQABA FROM JORDANIAN GUN EMPLACEMENTS, IS VULNERABLE TO ROCKET AND ARTILLERY ATTACKS.

    LAST NOVEMBER THE TOWN'S 17 THOUSAND INHABITANTS CAME UNDER JORDANIAN ROCKET ATTACK. THE DESERT OF ARAVA, SURROUNDING THE TOWN, HAS ALSO BEEN THE SCENE OF A NUMBER OF RECENT ARAB TERRORIST ATTACKS, ON SETTLEMENTS ESTABLISHED ALONG THE BORDER.

    TOWN OFFICIALS ARE NOW STEPPING UP PREPARATIONS TO HELP CITIZENS COPE WITH ANY EVENTUALITY.

    YESTERDAY'S EXERCISE WAS THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE MANOEUVRE INVOLVING THE CIVILIAN POPULATION AND ALL BRANCHES OF THE CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS. IT WAS SUPERVISED BY ISRAELI ARMY OFFICERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4ZXK5VKWB0ERU1PK3OV3FGRK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4ZXK5VKWB0ERU1PK3OV3FGRK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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