Despite plans to end the Middle East War between Egypt, Syria and Israel, Uganda President Idi Amin intends to continue his recruiting drive for volunteers to fight alongside Arab forces.
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Background: Despite plans to end the Middle East War between Egypt, Syria and Israel, Uganda President Idi Amin intends to continue his recruiting drive for volunteers to fight alongside Arab forces.
On Tuesday (23 October) in City Square, Kampala, General Amin told a large assembly of cheering people that he was totally in disagreement with the proposals for a ceasefire. Speaking in Swahili, he said the Israelis had called for a ceasefire because they were losing. The General said he wanted the fighting to continue until "each and every square inch" of the occupied land in the Middle East had been liberated.
He told the crowd that he'd predicted that by 1975 the Israelis would be "driven away from occupied lands." And this, he said, was coming true.
Already an estimated 10,000 Ugandans have volunteered to fight the Israelis. There are many women among them. President Amin revealed during his speech that the training of the volunteers would begin shortly. They would, he told the gathering, go to a camp and be provided with food and "everything" free of charge.