• Short Summary

    Israeli forces have demolished an Arab house and sealed up four others on the West Bank in a crackdown on Palestinian guerrillas.

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    Israeli forces have demolished an Arab house and sealed up four others on the West Bank in a crackdown on Palestinian guerrillas. An army spokesman said the houses had been used by four Palestinians -- three of them women -- who it's claimed are responsible for a series of attacks which killed at least four people and wounded dozens of others during the past year.

    SYNOPSIS: The destroyed house was in the village of Jamia, near Ramallah. It had been occupied by a 22-year-old woman teacher, Atas Ahmen Yussef, who the Israeli Army claim was caught planting a bomb in a Jerusalem bus depot last week. The house was levelled and belongings scattered in the street.

    Destroying or sealing up houses after the eviction of the families living in them -- is a common punishment in Israeli-occupied territory for Arabs who give shelter to guerrillas.

    An army spokesman said that Miss Yusuf, and three other Palestinians, two other women and a man, belonged to the Fatah organisation and had been trained in Syria. All three girls have been caught, but the man, also a teacher, is still at large. The Mayor of Elbireth and Mayor Khalif of Ramallah have condemned the army action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE68YDJHFZJJ9M5CCAQQ9S2995
    Media URN:
    VLVAE68YDJHFZJJ9M5CCAQQ9S2995
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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