• Short Summary

    Israeli troops set up roadblocks on all reads into the occupied West Bank town of Hebron and imposed strict security in east Jerusalem on Friday (15 August) following Arab calls for protest over a change in regulations covering prayer-times at the sacred tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Hebron.

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    SV Troops checking civilian vehicles (3 shots)
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    2.
    SV Soldier talking to young boys
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    3.
    SV PAN Soldiers checking trucks
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    4.
    GV Old city of Jerusalem
    0.34

    5.
    SV Troops at Wailing Wall (2 shots)
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    6.
    SVs Soldier on wall PAN UP TO Troops on battlements
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Israeli troops set up roadblocks on all reads into the occupied West Bank town of Hebron and imposed strict security in east Jerusalem on Friday (15 August) following Arab calls for protest over a change in regulations covering prayer-times at the sacred tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Hebron.

    The tomb, marking the traditional burial place of the biblical patriarchs, is also the Moslem Ibrahimi Mosque. New regulations were brought into force last week allowing Jews to visit the tomb at any time, instead of only at specific periods during the day. Under an arrangement reached after the 1967 Middle East War, only Moslems have hitherto had unlimited access to the sacred place.

    Arab radio stations and the Jerusalem Moslem Council had urged the local populace to demonstrate in protest against the new arrangements, and called for prayers on Friday to be directed against the change. Israeli authorities feared an outbreak of violence, and instituted tight security both in Hebron and the Old city of Jerusalem. Only minor incidents were reported.

    The increased tension in the area came at a time when Reuters reports on Saturday (16 August) quoted suggestions by informed sources in Cairo and Washington that fundamental terms for a fresh accord between Israel and Egypt on a further withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai region were within reach.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2075DDVKVBIU5APMSHRN98L
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2075DDVKVBIU5APMSHRN98L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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