• Short Summary

    THE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT HAS GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT POWER TO FIRE ANY CIVIL SERVANT WHO BELONGS TO A POLITICAL PARTY OF TAKES PART IN AGITATION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    THE LEBANESE PARLIAMENT HAS GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT POWER TO FIRE ANY CIVIL SERVANT WHO BELONGS TO A POLITICAL PARTY OF TAKES PART IN AGITATION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE GROUP OF LEBANESE WHO WENT TO A NEARBY SYRIAN ARMY CAMP FOR ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO FIGHT THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY ALERT ISRAELI TROOPS.

    A BORDER PATROL CAPTURED FOURTEEN ARABS AND KILLED ONE IN A SKIRMISH ON THE RETURN TO LEBANON. THE MEN SAID THEY HAD BEEN RECRUITED BY AN OPPOSITION MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AFTER THEY WERE URGED TO TAKE UP ARMS AGAINST THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT TO DEFEND THEIR HOMES. THEY HAD SLIPPED ACROSS THE BORDER TO SYRIA IN SMALL GROUPS. AT AN ARMY CAMP, THE SYRIANS-ACCORDING TO THE STORY THE PRISONERS TOLD THE ISRAELIS-ISSUED EACH OF THEM A FRENCH RIFLE, A BAYONET, AMMUNITION AND A KNAPSACK. THE SYRIANS TOLD THEM THEY WOULD HAVE TO TAKE PART IN ATTACKS ON POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN THEIR OWN AREAS. THE SIXTY-ONE LEBANESE PUT THEIR THUMB-PRINTS ON A RECEIPT, AND WITH NO FURTHER FORMALITY THEY WERE PREPARED TO BATTLE THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT CAMILLE CHAMOUN. OBVIOUSLY THEY SHOULD HAVE GOT A LITTLE INDOCTRINATION ON HOW TO EVADE THE ISRAELI BORDER PATROL. FOR FIFTEEN LEBANESE IT WAS A BRIEF CAREER AS GUERILLA FIGHTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVHLSZ4G1JBODKDCU9LKYJIK7
    Media URN:
    VLVACVHLSZ4G1JBODKDCU9LKYJIK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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