A memorial procession attended by about 6,000 mourners was held in Beirut on Sunday (August 22) for Palestine guerrilla leader Abu Eiad, who was executed by the Jordanian Government during the recent clashes there.
GV Mourners in procession carrying portraits
SV Members of guerrilla movement carrying flag
SV Guerrillas and children carry portraits
SV Band leading procession - PAN to coffin following
SV Children carry wreaths and mourners follow (2 shots)
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Background: A memorial procession attended by about 6,000 mourners was held in Beirut on Sunday (August 22) for Palestine guerrilla leader Abu Eiad, who was executed by the Jordanian Government during the recent clashes there. Eiad, who was wounded and captured by the Jordanian army during the battle earlier this month, was reportedly executed by order of King Hussein on August 16. At his memorial procession on Sunday, held in the form of a funeral, guerrilla leaders denounced the King's treatment of the Palestinian commandos.
SYNOPSIS: A memorial procession was held in Beirut in the Lebanon, on Sunday for Palestine guerrilla leader Abu Eiad, who was executed by the Jordanian Government on August 16th. About six thousand people took part in the march, and several guerrilla leaders present denounced King Hussein of Jordan's treatment of the Palestine commandos.
Eiad, whose portrait was carried by mourn in the mock funeral, was wounded and captured last month in fighting between commando and Jordanian troops. he was reportedly executed at the order of King Hussein. PAUSE FIVE SECONDS In the Lebanon, meanwhile, the El Fatah guerrilla organisation is closing down all its offices in the towns and cities and going underground, according to reports released on Sunday. Earlier, the organisation closed all its offices in Palestine refugee camps throughout Lebanon. According to one Beirut newspaper, the decision was taken after the fighting in which Abu Eiad was captured.