• Short Summary

    Egyptian troops led by a government Minister and senior army commanders took over an evacuated Israeli encampment on the Suez Canal west bank on Wednesday (13 February).

  • Description

    Egyptian troops led by a government Minister and senior army commanders took over an evacuated Israeli encampment on the Suez Canal west bank on Wednesday (13 February).

    Israeli troops had withdrawn from the area at the end of Stage Three of the disengagement agreement between the two countries.

    The fourth and final state of the Israeli withdrawal -- from 640 square miles (1,600 square kilometres) of occupied West Bank territory -- is due to be completed by 21 February under United Nations supervision.

    The Israelis are withdrawing to a new, lightly-manned line twelve miles (19 kilometres) east of the canal. The West Bank territory is being handed back to Egypt,while United Nations peace-keeping forces will form a buffer zone between the two sides on the East Bank.

    Both sides will maintain a force of 7,000 soldiers and 30 tanks on the East Bank.

    By the time the entire withdrawal is completed on 5 March, Israel will have surrendered 3,000 square miles (7,200 square kilometres) of occupied-Egyptian territory, including the East Bank area occupied since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFAH5SVGJIS9TPXINJHA3TX51
    Media URN:
    VLVACFAH5SVGJIS9TPXINJHA3TX51
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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