• Short Summary

    ARABS TODAY (23 AUGUST) STAGED A GENERAL STRIKE IN JERUSALEM AND IN TOWNS OF THE WEST BANK JORDAN INCLUDING RAMALLAH IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BURNING OF THE EL-AQSA MOSQUE ON THURSDAY (21 AUGUST).

  • Description

    ARABS TODAY (23 AUGUST) STAGED A GENERAL STRIKE IN JERUSALEM AND IN TOWNS OF THE WEST BANK JORDAN INCLUDING RAMALLAH IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BURNING OF THE EL-AQSA MOSQUE ON THURSDAY (21 AUGUST).

    THE WORK STOPPAGE CAME IN RESPONSE TO A CALL FROM THE MOSLEM COUNCIL IN JERUSALEM. ARAB SHOPS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE GREY OLD CITY WALLS OF JERUSALEM WERE SHUTTERED AND ARAB BUSES WERE AT A STANDSTILL. BUT THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATION IN WHICH ISRAELI TROOPS FIRED WARNING BURSTS OVER THE HEADS OF SEVERAL HUNDRED YOUNG ARABS.

    ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES WERE PLACED ON STAND-BY ALERT FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S CLASHES. THE STRIKE CALL WAS MADE BEFORE A POLICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ARREST OF A 28-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN MICHAEL ROHEN, A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD SECT, ON SUSPICION OF STARTING THE BLAZE AT THE MOSQUE, ONE OF THE MOST SACRED OF MOSLEM SHRINES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC0B3W7EXBULPZ5TP3F1T2BTN8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0B3W7EXBULPZ5TP3F1T2BTN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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