• Short Summary

    More than three-hundred Israeli soldiers supported by tanks were inside Lebanon on Thursday (10 April) and reports from the frontier said they appeared to be set for a long stay.

  • Description

    1.
    GV: Road signs to Kibbutz Misgav Amm I Israel
    0.03

    2.
    GV: Road leading to Misgav Amm
    0.08

    3.
    GV: House in Kibbutz where attack occurred
    0.11

    4.
    SV: Children standing around table
    0.16

    5.
    SV: Villagers tidying grounds of house
    0.22

    6.
    SV: Israeli Defence Minister, Ezer Weizman (dark Glasses) and leader of opposition party, Mr Perez in group
    0.29

    7.
    SCU: Israeli Chief of Staff, Rafael Eitan arriving for funeral
    0.37

    8.
    SV: Israeli Premier Menachem Begin arrives with group of people
    0.58

    9.
    GV: Mourners climb steps
    1.07

    10.
    GV PAN: Mourners following coffin up slope
    1.31

    11.
    SV: Coffins being carried to burial place. (3 shots)
    1.52

    12.
    SV: Army officer reading eulogy
    1.55

    13.
    SV: Coffin lowered into grave and covered in earth as mourners watch. (3 shots)
    2.10

    14.
    SV: Prime Minister Begin speaks in Hebrew
    2.26




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    Background: More than three-hundred Israeli soldiers supported by tanks were inside Lebanon on Thursday (10 April) and reports from the frontier said they appeared to be set for a long stay. Israel from the frontier said they appeared to be set for a long stay. Israel sent the troops in on Wednesday (9 April) the day after Palestinian guerrillas slipped through elaborate border defence to attack a farm settlement in northern Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: The Palestinian raid took place at the Kibbutz Misgav Amm. All five Palestinian guerrillas died in a gunfight with Israeli troops who stormed to the rescue of six infant hostages. One of the children -- a boy aged two and a half -- and the farm manager were killed in the shooting.

    Israeli Defence Minister Ezer Weizman, wearing dark glasses, was among government officials at the funeral on Tuesday (8 April). Also present was Israel's Army Chief of Staff, Mr Rafael Eitan.

    The Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin has ordered a vigorous investigation into how the Palestinians managed to penetrate the border security fence with its electronic warning devices and nearby minefields. Mr Begin said the day that evil men had carried out this barbaric crime was really a warning to Israel as far as its future security was concerned.

    Reports from the lebanon on Thursday (10 April) said the Israeli troops had advanced into areas controlled by United Nations peacekeeping troops. The UN forces were sent in two years ago to supervise the withdrawal of a twenty-five thousand strong israeli invasion force. They have now taken up positions directly opposite Irish troops in the centre of the U.N. zone in support of Major Saad Haddad's Right-wing Christian militiamen. A Western diplomat, returning from a tour of the area, said that the Israeli were swarming like bees in the area of the UN's Irish battalion
    Reports say Israeli supersonic aircraft have been flying low over Lebanese territory shattering windows and sending civilians running for shelter. There are some fears that Israel's incursion into southern Lebanon's border strip is a prelude to reprisals for the Palestinian guerrillas raid into Israel.

    Military commentators in Israel speculated on Thursday (10 April) that their troops would remain in Lebanon until Prime Minister Begin returned from his meeting Begin returned from his meeting with President Carter in Washington next week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYLJSCVOBO87GDQY9FD2OT0LN
    Media URN:
    VLVABYLJSCVOBO87GDQY9FD2OT0LN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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