• Short Summary

    MOURNERS AND ONLOOKERS GATHERED SILENTLY OUTSIDE THE JERUSALEM RESIDENCE OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL WITHIN MINUTES AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS DEATH THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    MOURNERS AND ONLOOKERS GATHERED SILENTLY OUTSIDE THE JERUSALEM RESIDENCE OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER LEVI ESHKOL WITHIN MINUTES AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS DEATH THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY). THE 73-YEAR-OLD ESHKOL DIED AFTER A HEART ATTACK IN JERUSALEM.

    A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WENT TO THE RESIDENCE OF THE PRIME MINISTER FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO SHOW THEIR SORROW.

    ONE OF HIS FOUR DAUGHTERS ARRIVED BY CAR AND ENTERED THE RESIDENCE IN THE REHAVIA RESIDENTIAL QUARTER.

    OTHERS WHO WENT TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE WERE DEPUTY PREMIER YIGAL ALLON, WHO HAS BEEN NAMED TO HEAD A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT AND IS WIDELY BELIEVED TO BE A LIKELY SUCCESSOR TO ESHKOL, AND JERUSALEM'S MAYOR, MR. TEDDY KOLLEK.

    MANY POLICE WERE ON HAND IN THE AREA.

    ISRAELIS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY MOURNED THE MAN WHO HAD STEERED THEIR NATION DURING FIVE CRITICAL YEARS OF WAR AND CRISIS, INCLUDING THE SIX-DAY WAR IN JUNE, 1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACI91ZUQ59HUCOP4G6SGUT1PVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACI91ZUQ59HUCOP4G6SGUT1PVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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