• Short Summary

    ISRAELI JET FIGHTERS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MADE A REPRISAL RAID ON THE JORDANIAN PORT OF AQABA AFTER AN EARLIER ROCKET-ATTACK ON THE ISRAELI RESORT, EILATH.

  • Description

    ISRAELI JET FIGHTERS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MADE A REPRISAL RAID ON THE JORDANIAN PORT OF AQABA AFTER AN EARLIER ROCKET-ATTACK ON THE ISRAELI RESORT, EILATH. A JORDANIAN ARMY SPOKESMAN SAID THAT EIGHT PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND ANOTHER NINE WOUNDED.

    AN ISRAELI SPOKESMAN SAID AFTER THE ATTACK THAT IT HAD BEEN DESIGNED TO KNOCK OUT A ROCKET SITE IN THE TOWN OF AQABA FROM WHICH 30 TO 40 MISSILES HAD BEEN FIRED AT EILATH JUST BEFORE DAWN. AQABA IS FIVE MILES (8 KMS) FROM EILATH, AND THE TWO TOWNS ARE SEPARATED BY THE GULF OF AQABA WHICH IS JORDAN'S ONLY OUTLET TO THE SEA.

    THE ISRAELI AIR-RAID CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A CHURCH AND TO A HOUSE. OTHER BUILDING LESS SERIOUSLY DAMAGE INCLUDED TWELVE HOUSES, A GIRLS' SECONDARY SCHOOL AND A POLICE STATION. THE PARISH-PRIEST OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, BELGIAN GEORGES EDMOND, WAS AMONG THE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABAHY88H420HLTKLDBKYFGN73S
    Media URN:
    VLVABAHY88H420HLTKLDBKYFGN73S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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