• Short Summary

    ISRAELI WARPLANES SWOOPED ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN TODAY AND HIT ARAB ARTILLERY POSITIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN POUNDING ISRAELI VILLAGES.

  • Description

    ISRAELI WARPLANES SWOOPED ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN TODAY AND HIT ARAB ARTILLERY POSITIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN POUNDING ISRAELI VILLAGES. THE JORDANIANS HAVE BEEN LOBBING SHELLS INTO THE VILLAGES FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.

    ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT ISRAELI CENTRES WAS THE ASHDOD YAAKOV KIBBUTZ IN THE BETH SHEAN AREA.

    JORDANIAN POSITIONS OVERLOOKING THE VALLEY, OPENED FIRE SEVERAL TIMES WITH MORTARS AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. THE ISRAELIS RETURNED THE FIRE.

    ON SATURDAY, THE JORDANIANS STOPPED THE FLOW OF THE YARMUK RIVER WESTWARDS. THEY DIVERTED THE RIVER INTO THEIR OWN DIVERSION CHANNELS. PUMPING STATIONS AT THE ASHDOD YAAKOV KIBBUTZ WERE FORCED TO CLOSE DOWN.

    BUT IN THE LATEST FIRING, ISRAELI SHELLS FELL ON THE JORDANIAN DIVERSION CHANNELS, DESTROYING SEVERAL OF THEM.

    THE RIVER THEN BEGAN FLOWING AGAIN ON THE ISRAELI SIDE OF THE BORDER.

    MEANTIME, MEMBERS OF THE KIBBUTZ HAVE TAKEN SHELTER IN BUNKERS TO KEEP COMMUNICATIONS OPEN IN THE AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLF9FB7FOGQWYO48TQ7C0W2M
    Media URN:
    VLVABLF9FB7FOGQWYO48TQ7C0W2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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