• Short Summary

    A 20-year-old Swiss student on trail in Lydda, Israel, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to smuggle sabotage material into Israel, was alleged by police on Sunday (22 November) to have told them that an Arab guerrilla organisation had instructed him to detonate explosives in Tel Aviv's biggest department store.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Terrorist led by policeman
    0.06

    2.
    SCU Military policeman
    0.08

    3.
    SV Breguet talking to Advocate
    0.11

    4.
    SB Officer PAN TO Breguet speaking to defence lawyer.
    0.18

    5.
    SCU Parents.
    0.21

    6.
    CU Caesar Peter of Swiss diplomatic corps.
    0.26

    7.
    SV Breguet talking to lawyers.
    0.26

    8.
    CU Breguet.
    0.29

    9.
    SCU ZOOM OUT, cigarettes, belt with explosives.
    0.35

    10.
    CU Officer examining explosives mechanism in cigarette box.
    0.53

    11.
    SV & CU Officer looking at photographs of accused.
    0.53

    12.
    CU & SV Explosive belt.
    1.01

    13.
    GV & SV Judges.
    1.09

    14.
    Court.
    1.14

    15.
    SV & CU Accused.
    1.18



    Initials MF/PN/CO/1.57 MF/PN/CO/2.14



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 20-year-old Swiss student on trail in Lydda, Israel, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to smuggle sabotage material into Israel, was alleged by police on Sunday (22 November) to have told them that an Arab guerrilla organisation had instructed him to detonate explosives in Tel Aviv's biggest department store.

    The student, Bruno Bruguet, was arrested on his arrival last June in Haifa after customs officials discovered explosives, detonators and a timing device concealed on his body.

    A policeman read to the court a statement said to have been made by Breguet. In it Breguet said he had been drawn to the Arab refugees cause by his left-wing leanings. During a visit the Lebanon last year he had contacted the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and agreed to help them.

    The PLO provided him with a special belt to be worn on his body and the sabotage material, and instructed him to return to Switzerland. From there he was told to travel to Israel and hand over the material to a PLO contact. If the contact failed to turn up, he was to carry out the operation himself. For this, he was to receive 5,000 dollars (nearly 2,000 Sterling.)
    Breguets parents came from Switzerland to attend the trial. A Swiss lawyer, M. Maurice Cruchon, is still trying to get permission to conduct Breguet's defence, according to court sources.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIAX07X0T95E3FUGVVIFUTW6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVADIAX07X0T95E3FUGVVIFUTW6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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