• Short Summary

    AN ELDERLY MAN WAS KILLED AND 28 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 6) WHEN A POWERFUL EXPLOSIVE CHARGE WENT OFF IN A CROWDED VEGETABLE MARKET IN AFFULA, MAIN URBAN CENTRE IN THE VALLEY OF JEZREEL, ISRAEL.

  • Description

    AN ELDERLY MAN WAS KILLED AND 28 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED YESTERDAY (OCTOBER 6) WHEN A POWERFUL EXPLOSIVE CHARGE WENT OFF IN A CROWDED VEGETABLE MARKET IN AFFULA, MAIN URBAN CENTRE IN THE VALLEY OF JEZREEL, ISRAEL. THE EXPLOSION WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF ISRAEL, THOUGH, ACCORDING TO OBSERVERS, IT FOLLOWED THE PATTERN OF ATTACKS BY ARAB COMMANDOS.

    POLICE SOURCES SAID THE EXPLOSION CHARGES, WEIGHING ABOUT 11 POUNDS (5 KILOGRAMMES) WAS PLANTED IN A BOX UNDER A VEGETABLE-LADEN LORRY PARKED IN THE MAIN STREET OF THE MARKET. THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED WHEN THE MARKET WAS CROWDED WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING ARABS, FROM THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES.

    MANY ARAB SUSPECTS WERE ROUNDED UP BY SECURITY MEN FOR INTERROGATION.

    HOSPITAL SOURCES SAID TWO OF THE WOUNDED, A MAN AND A WOMAN, WERE IN CRITICAL CONDITION, BUT THE OTHERS, INCLUDING A SMALL CHILD HURT IN THE EYES, WERE EXPECTED TO LEAVE HOSPITAL VERY SOON.

    THE DEAD MAN WAS IDENTIFIED AS VICTOR GUATA, AGED 75, WHO WAS SITTING ON THE CAB OF THE LORRY WHEN THE EXPLOSION OCCURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFJM3I10OFP44KU57U94IICFF
    Media URN:
    VLVADFJM3I10OFP44KU57U94IICFF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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