• Short Summary

    A large group of Arab, African and Communist delegates walked out of the United Nations habitat Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday (3 June) as the Israeli Interior Minister, Josef Burg, started his address.

  • Description

    A large group of Arab, African and Communist delegates walked out of the United Nations habitat Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday (3 June) as the Israeli Interior Minister, Josef Burg, started his address.

    The walkout cast a shadow over hopes that international differences could be kept out of habitat, which has brought 134 countries together to discuss major social problems such as homelessness and poverty.

    The protest centred on the Palestinian issue. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) delegation has said it will try to get the conference to support the rights of Palestinian refugees.

    The PLO spokesman, Shafik Al Hout, explained later that the move was to protest against what Israel is doing to the people in occupied areas and where the Palestinians used to live.

    Dr. Burg continued his speech and said later, "the same automatic majority that rules in New York (at the U.N. General Assembly) will also rule and over-rule in Vancouver".

    "But there is a further possibility -- that people will remember for which purpose they came to Vancouver," he added.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1QX07UUETR0E5XETBXXTOU79
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1QX07UUETR0E5XETBXXTOU79
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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