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    Lebanon's Foreign Minister Khalyl Abouhamad launched a bitter attack against Israel for recent reprisal raids in an address to the Untied Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (26 September).

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    Lebanon's Foreign Minister Khalyl Abouhamad launched a bitter attack against Israel for recent reprisal raids in an address to the Untied Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (26 September).

    Mr. Abouhamed said that the Israeli attacks had done no harm to the Arab guerrillas in Lebanon, but had killed and wounded innocent civilians. He said that while the Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes had been deplorable, Israel's action against Lebanon had been even more deplorable.

    Pointing out that none of the proposals made by the United Nations on the Middle East crisis had been acceptable to Israel, Mr. Abouhamad said that the attacks were made even though the Israelis knew Lebanon was in no way connected with the Lod airport or Munich massacres.

    Israel was seeking, he went on, to destroy Lebanon because this was a country where Jews, Christians and Arabs lived peacefully together. "This is therefore an affront to the racist state of Israel," he told the Assembly completely devoid of Israeli representatives.

    SYNOPSIS: Addressing the Untied Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and attacking Israel for recent reprisal attacks on her Arab neighbours after the Munich Olympic killings, Lebanese Foreign Minister Khalyl Abouhamad said the raids had done no harm to the guerrillas. Instead, innocent civilians had suffered. Mr. Abouhamad claimed that while the killing of the Israeli athletes at Munich had been deplorable, the attacks by Israel on Lebanon had been even more deplorable. They were carried, he said out ever though Israel knew Lebanon had nothing to do with this massacre, or the Lod airport killings. Israel was seeking to destroy Lebanon for racist reasons, he pointed out, because this war one country where Arab, Christian and Jew lived happily together.

    The israelis themselves weren't there to hear Mr. Abouhamed's passionate speech, given in French.......

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEBSK4NJW3RETGQ5CD2SX0P3GL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEBSK4NJW3RETGQ5CD2SX0P3GL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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