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    Hundreds of Arab students staged a noisy sit-in a support of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) at the Bir Zeit College, near Ramallah in the Israeli occupied West Ban on Tuesday (11 November).

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    SV PAN from Israeli troops in street of Ramallah in West Bank PAN to busy street scene.

    SV Troops on lorry moving through street.

    SV and zoom from troops to traffic.

    CU Rabin speaking in Jerusalem SOF IN: "This resolution

    CU sign on wall "The arresting campaign will not stop our movement. PLO" PAN to teachers singing and chanting pro-PLO songs.

    CU PAN Arab students chanting "PLO ISRAEL NO" (3 shots).

    RABIN: This resolution has brought us, and I believe many Jewish communities all over the world to re-dedicate all their efforts, all their resources, to make sure that Zionism will succeed. When it comes to the other two resolutions, allow me to remind you that the terrorist organisations that call themselves the PLO, will never be a partner to any negotiations with Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli troops were much in evidence in the streets of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday after four days of anti-Israeli demonstrations by sections of the Arab community. The demonstrations followed the successful Middle East resolutions - including the anti-Zionist vote - at the United Nations. Israel's Prime Minister Rabin rejected all three.

    As Mr. Rabin was speaking at the news conference in Jerusalem, hundreds of students were staging a noisy protest supporting the PLO at their college near Ramallah.

    The day before students of the college had clashed with police and four had been arrested. Members of the college staff claimed that one students had been injured by a baton, and that soldiers had burned Palestinian flags. Residents of the town said that hundreds of students had been arrested in the past week.

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    Background: Hundreds of Arab students staged a noisy sit-in a support of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) at the Bir Zeit College, near Ramallah in the Israeli occupied West Ban on Tuesday (11 November). They chanted such slogans as "PLO - ISRAEL NO", and the walls were daubed with slogans such as "The arresting campaign will not stop our movement. PLO".

    The previous day there had been clashes between the students and police. The Dean of the College, Dr. Gabi Baramki, said that only one of the four students from his college who had been taken into custody had been released.

    College staff said that on Monday (10 November) Israeli troops had entered the College grounds looking for demonstrators. One student at a nearby hostel was hit and injured by a batch. They also said that the soldiers burned Palestinian flags carried by some of the demonstrators.

    Meanwhile the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Yitzhak Rabin, was telling the Knesset in Jerusalem that the United Nations itself, and not Israel, was the victim of the three resolutions on the Middle East - including the anti-Zionist vote - passed by the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (10 November). He also reaffirmed that Israel would not attend a reconvened Geneva Peace Conference if the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) were invited.

    Mr. Rabin repeated the gist of these remarks at a news conference held after the knesset debate. This film is serviced with an extract from Mr. Rabin's remarks at the Jerusalem news conference. The following is a transcript of the extract.

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