• Short Summary

    In Israel Arab mayors and members of Parliament (Knesset) attended a meeting in Nazareth on Saturday (17 February) to discuss the possibility of protest against what they describe as Israeli "seizure" of Arab land.

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    In Israel Arab mayors and members of Parliament (Knesset) attended a meeting in Nazareth on Saturday (17 February) to discuss the possibility of protest against what they describe as Israeli "seizure" of Arab land.

    SYNOPSIS: Local observers say the Arab reaction has been triggered by the handing over of military land in occupied areas, apparently with civilian settlements in mind. One speaker at the meeting was the Mayor of Nazareth, Toufic Zaid.

    Knesset members Toufic Toubi and Meir Wilmer of the Communist Party and Meir Pa'il of the Sheli Party also took part. Eventually a resolution was adopted to call a general strike on Land Day at the end of March.

    Strikes of this nature are prohibited in Israel and shops which close, for example, risk confiscation by the authorities. Several other speakers put their point of view during the meeting and at one point a visitor shouted his contribution from the public gallery.

    After a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday (18 February) in was announced that Israel has decided to pump water from the sea of Galilee to Jewish settlements on the West bank -- a move which observers regard as a sign that the settlements are permanent. No new settlements had yet been started, but again observers say there are indications of planning in this direction.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUKIPAJ6MZQT3K41RPE7G6134
    Media URN:
    VLVADUKIPAJ6MZQT3K41RPE7G6134
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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