• Short Summary

    ISRAELI TROOPS FIRED WARNING SHOTS OVER THE HEADS OF STONE-THROWING ARAB DEMONSTRATORS IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (29 AUG) AFTER MOSLEM SABBATH PRAYERS AT THE EL-AQSA MOSQUE.

  • Description

    ISRAELI TROOPS FIRED WARNING SHOTS OVER THE HEADS OF STONE-THROWING ARAB DEMONSTRATORS IN JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (29 AUG) AFTER MOSLEM SABBATH PRAYERS AT THE EL-AQSA MOSQUE. THE SOUTHERN WING OF THE MOSQUE WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE EIGHT DAYS AGO.

    THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES AND THE CROWD OF ABOUT 200 DISPERSED QUICKLY. SINCE THE FIRE THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL DEMONSTRATIONS NEAR THE MOSQUE, THE THIRD MOST SACRED MOSLEM SHRINE.

    THE TROUBLE BROKE OUT AS 2,500 WORSHIPPERS WHO ATTENDED THE SERVICES WERE LEAVING THE GROUNDS. GANGS OF ARAB YOUTHS ATTEMPTED TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION SHOUTING SLOGANS IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT NASSER.

    AS THEY MOVED TOWARDS THE CLOSED GATE OF THE STONE-PAVED COURTYARD, THEY HURLED ROCKS AT THE MOSLEM GUARD AND LATER AT ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES OUTSIDE.

    DEFENCE MINISTER GENERAL MOSHE DAYAN AND SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICERS WERE IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AT THE TIME OF THE DISTURBANCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACRSJLV85QRCDPLMN0BZ1C9O4H
    Media URN:
    VLVACRSJLV85QRCDPLMN0BZ1C9O4H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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