• Short Summary

    EL FATAH, THE PALESTINE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION, IS CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BOMB EXPLOSION WHICH ROCKED THE CENTRE OF TEL AVIV EARLY ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    EL FATAH, THE PALESTINE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION, IS CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BOMB EXPLOSION WHICH ROCKED THE CENTRE OF TEL AVIV EARLY ON MONDAY.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISATION IN AMMAN SAID THAT EL FATAH COMMANDS STOLE A STATION WAGON BELONGING TO THE ISRAELI ARMY ON SATURDAY, AND PLACED ABOUT 264 POUNDS (120 KMS) OF EXPLOSIVES IN IT, WITH A TIMING DEVICE.

    THE CAR BLEW UP IN A QUIET RESIDENTIAL STREET ONLY 100 YARDS FROM DIZENGOFF STREET, WHICH WAS BUSY WITH LATE NIGHT CROWDS.

    WINDOWS WERE SHATTERED AND THE FORCED OF THE BLAST TORE PIECES OF PLASTER FROM THE FRONT OF A HALF-COMPLETED APARTMENT BUILDING. TELEGRAPH LINES WERE BROUGHT DOWN, AND SEVERAL CARS PARKED NEAR THE SCENE OF THE EXPLOSION WERE BURNED OUT. ONLOOKERS SAID THE FLAMES FROM THE WRECKED CARS MADE THE WHOLE SCENE AS BRIGHT AS DAY.

    SURPRISINGLY, IN SPITE OF THE PHYSICAL DAMAGE THE SABOTEURS WRECKED, THERE WERE NO SERIOUS CASUALTIES. ONLY TEN PEOPLE WERE SLIGHTLY INJURED BY FLYING GLASS. ALL WERE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AFTER TREATMENT.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXPLOSION, TEL AVIV POLICE ARRESTED OVER TWENTY ARABS. IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MANY ARE STILL IN CUSTODY. THOUGH THIS EXPLOSION WAS NOT FATAL, ISRAELI AUTHORITIES REGARD SUCH AN ATTACK AS A SERIOUS MATTER. GENERAL DAYAN, THE ISRAELI DEFENCE MINISTER, TOURED THE BLAST AREA WHILE FIREMEN WERE STILL PUTTING OUT THE FLAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYAX8QNE1PMEL6P2IVR5WWMY1
    Media URN:
    VLVADYAX8QNE1PMEL6P2IVR5WWMY1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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