• Short Summary

    AT A CAMP IN THE NORTH OF JORDAN, GIRLS AND YOUNG BOYS, WHOSE AGES ARE SAID TO RANGE FROM SEVEN TO 12 YEARS, ARE BEING TRAINED BY EL FATAH COMMANDO UNITS OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT FOR GUERRILLA ACTIVITIES AGAINST ISRAEL.

  • Description

    AT A CAMP IN THE NORTH OF JORDAN, GIRLS AND YOUNG BOYS, WHOSE AGES ARE SAID TO RANGE FROM SEVEN TO 12 YEARS, ARE BEING TRAINED BY EL FATAH COMMANDO UNITS OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT FOR GUERRILLA ACTIVITIES AGAINST ISRAEL. THEIR TRAINING IS HARD, AND GIRLS ARE PLAYING AN INCREASING PART SINCE THE RECENT ATTACK, IN SWITZERLAND, ON AN ISRAELI AIRLINER BY AFA GUERRILLAS -- ONE OF WHOM WAS A GIRL.

    THE ROLE OF GIRLS IN EL FATAH COMMANDO UNITS HAS INCREASE SHARPLY SINCE THE ZURICH RAID, AND NOW MORE ARE TRAINING IN THE USE OF WEAPONS, WHEN PREVIOUSLY THEY HAD ONLY BEEN INVOLVED IN NURSING AND THE CARING OF FAMILIES OF GUERRILLAS WHO HAD BEEN KILLED.

    THE TRAINING WHICH THESE GIRLS AND CHILDREN UNDERGO INCLUDES THE MAINTENANCE OF WEAPONS, AS WELL AS THEIR USE IN BATTLE, AND UNARMED COMBAT. THEY ALSO UNDERGO INDOCTRINATION WHEN THEY JOIN EL FATAH.

    MOST OF THE CHILDREN AT THE CAMP ARE SAID TO BE FROM FAMILIES WHICH HAVE SHUFFLED FROM PLACE TO PLACE, SEEKING SAFETY. THE PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT SAYS THEY ARE BETTER OCCUPIED BEING TRAINED AS GUERRILLAS THAN PLAYING AROUND THE TORN TENTS, THE HOMES THEY HAVE LEFT.

    (IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES ABSTAINED FROM VOTING ON A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ISRAELI RETALIATION RAIDS WITHOUT QUALIFICATION, AS IT DID NOT REFER TO ARAB GUERRILLA ACTIVITIES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADXPVYQQIC61DUQJ2T970G7EKL
    Media URN:
    VLVADXPVYQQIC61DUQJ2T970G7EKL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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