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    The Israeli-occupied West Bank of the Jordan was mainly quiet on Saturday (5 June) - the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 six-day wear during which Israel took over the territory.

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    The Israeli-occupied West Bank of the Jordan was mainly quiet on Saturday (5 June) - the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 six-day wear during which Israel took over the territory.

    The Israeli military authorities had been expecting large demonstrations in most West Bank Towns - but nothing much happened except for some minor disturbances in Nablus. These consisted mainly of small road blocks, fires and some stone throwing on the part of Arab youths.

    The security forces retaliated with tear gas and a curfew was later imposed on the central part of the town and the Casbah.

    Most traders in Nablus did however, respond to a call for a general strike to mark the occasion - despite warnings from local military governors that such action would not be tolerated.

    Mr. Safr Al-Masri, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Nablus, told Reuters he had advised the military government not to interfere with the trading strike, which he described as a peaceful action harming no-one. It has become an annual event since the start of the Israeli occupation.

    Visnews cameraman Bob Weaver reports that it is generally believed that the main reason why more serious trouble did not erupt on the anniversary was because the military authorities have put a large number of known Arab troublemakers under preventive arrest during the past few days.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli security forces moved into the town of Nablus on the occupied West Bank of the Jordan on Saturday - after minor disturbances marked the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 six-day war - when the territory was taken over by Israel. But overall the West Bank was quiet.

    The disturbances which did take place in nablus consisted mainly of scene throwing by Arab youths, small road blocks and fires. The security forces retaliated with tear gas and later a curfew was imposed on the central area of the town and the Casbah. It is believed that the reason why more serious trouble did not erupt was that a large number of known Arab troublemakers have been put under preventive arrest during the past few days.

    However most traders did respond to a call for a general strike to mark the occasion - despite warnings from local military governors that such action would not be tolerated. Nablus businessman Mr. Safr Al-Masri described the trading strike as a peaceful action which harmed no-one. It has become an annual event since the start of the Israeli occupation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCD6P4WNXZAPUEKI5YT7R5XM3
    Media URN:
    VLVACCD6P4WNXZAPUEKI5YT7R5XM3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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