• Short Summary

    A Palestinian commando leader warned on Friday (17 May) that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) would step up its operations inside Israel following the bombing of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

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    A Palestinian commando leader warned on Friday (17 May) that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) would step up its operations inside Israel following the bombing of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

    Mr. Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the political department of the PLO,; was speaking at a press conference in the ruins of the Nabatieh refugee camp in South Lebanon.

    At least 53 people died and another 120 were injured in the Israeli reprisal raids against Palestinian camps on Thursday (16 May). Israel was retaliating against the attack by Palestinian commandos at Ma'alot, in which sixteen schoolchildren were killed and another 70 injured.

    Mr. Kaddoumi spoke about Israel's handling of the Ma'alot massecre and the Israeli reprisal raids.

    SYNOPSIS: The Nabatieh Palestinian refugee camp in South Lebanon was flattened in an Israeli reprisal raid last Thursday. Palestinian commando spokesman Farouk Kaddoumi warned of more commando attacks inside Israel.

    During the press conference, newsmen were shown booby-rapped toys, allegedly dropped in Palestinian camps by Israeli 'planes. One of the toy devices was exploded.

    The commandos claimed the Israelis were practising a policy of genocide against the Palestinian people. The Israeli raids against the Lebanon camps were in retaliation against the Palestinian commando attack in Ma'alot last week. Sixteen children were killed, and another seventy injured. The commandos claimed the booby-trapped toys were another Israeli attempt at Sabotage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9061NS95HOPZF6ITV502LSPH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9061NS95HOPZF6ITV502LSPH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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