• Short Summary

    YOUSEF HAFIZ, A JORDANIAN STUDENT CAPTURED DURING AN ISRAELI RAID ON THE TOWN OF KARAMEH IN MARCH 1968, WAS REPATRIATED YESTERDAY WITH THE HELP OF THE RED CROSS.

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    YOUSEF HAFIZ, A JORDANIAN STUDENT CAPTURED DURING AN ISRAELI RAID ON THE TOWN OF KARAMEH IN MARCH 1968, WAS REPATRIATED YESTERDAY WITH THE HELP OF THE RED CROSS.

    HE HAS HELPED ACROSS KING HUSSEIN'S BRIDGE ON THE JORDAN RIVER IN THE PRESENCE OF JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI OFFICERS FORMERLY ATTACHED TO THE JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI ARMISTICE COMMITTEES.

    JORDAN WAS REPRESENTED BY BRIGADIER MOUHAMMAD DAWOUD, ISRAEL BY MAJOR HIROWITZ.

    RED CRESS WORKERS HELPED HAFIZ ACROSS THE BRIDGE; HE IS SUFFERING FORM RESPIRATORY TROUBLE. HE WAS CARRIED TO A WAITING AMBULANCE AND DRIVEN OFF TO HOSPITAL.

    BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE, HE TOLD JOURNALISTS THAT HE WAS ILL-TREATED AND TORTURED WHILE IN ISRAELI CAPTIVITY.

    (THE RAID ON KARAMEH DURING WHICH A NUMBER OF ARAB COMMANDOS WERE CAPTURED, WAS ONE OF THE INCIDENTS IN A PERIOD OF HEAVY FRONTIER FIGHTING IN MARCH 1968. ISRAELI SPOKESMEN CLAIMED AT THE TIME THAT ABOUT 1,000 ARAB IRREGULARS WERE BASED IN THE TOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9117IDKM745Y208S7WWR41P1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9117IDKM745Y208S7WWR41P1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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