• Short Summary

    JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO EXCHANGE ACCUSATIONS OVER BORDER CLASHES WHILE THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ATTEMPTS TO MEDIATE IN THE DISPUTE.

  • Description

    JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO EXCHANGE ACCUSATIONS OVER BORDER CLASHES WHILE THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ATTEMPTS TO MEDIATE IN THE DISPUTE. ACCORDING TO JORDANIANS, THE ISRAELIS ON SUNDAY MADE THEIR WORST RAID OF RECENT WEEKS ON THE VILLAGE OF EL SALT, KILLING ABOUT 30 AND WOUNDING ALMOST 100.

    ACCORDING TO ISRAELI SPOKESMEN, ISRAELI JETS AND BOMBER AIRCRAFT WERE AIMING FOR ARAB GUERILLA BASES NEAR THE VILLAGE WHEN THEY MADE SUNDAY'S ATTACK. BUR JORDAN CLAIMED THAT CIVILIAN HOMES AND PROPERTY WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN THE ASSAULT. OF THE DEAD, ONLY SIX WERE REPORTED TO BE SOLDIERS.

    EL SALT, WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 50,000, IS SOME 18 MILES (28 KMS) WEST OF AMMAN AND MIDWAY BETWEEN THE JORDANIAN CAPITAL AND ISRAELI-HELD TERRITORY ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN.

    EYEWITNESSES SAID MIRAGE, MYSTERE AND SKY HAWK AIRCRAFT STRAFED THE AREA WITH NAPALM AND ROCKETS. FURTHER ATTACKS WERE REPORTED IN THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEASW5B8JZIFGV3YRPG6Y8DY38
    Media URN:
    VLVAEASW5B8JZIFGV3YRPG6Y8DY38
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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