• Short Summary

    THREE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED ARAB COMMANDOS, WHO HAD BEEN HELD IN ISRAEL SINCE LAST OCTOBER, WERE ON MONDAY (MARCH 2) HANDED OVER TO JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS SUPERVISION.

  • Description

    THREE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED ARAB COMMANDOS, WHO HAD BEEN HELD IN ISRAEL SINCE LAST OCTOBER, WERE ON MONDAY (MARCH 2) HANDED OVER TO JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS SUPERVISION.

    THE COMMANDOS, WHO HAD LIMBS AMPUTATED AFTER BEING WOUNDED BY A LAND-WINE, WERE TRANSFERRED FROM AN ISRAELI TO A JORDANIAN AMBULANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE -- THE BORDER BRIDGE SPANNING THE RIVER JORDAN.

    THREE CAPTURED JORDANIAN FISHERMEN WERE RELEASED BY THE ISRAELIS AT THE SAME TIME. ON THEIR RETURN, THE COMMANDOS TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THEY HAD BEEN INJURED BY THE MINE WHILE MOVING UP TO ATTACK AN ISRAELI POSITION IN THE JORDAN VALLEY. THE BLAST HAD KILLED A FOURTH COMMANDO. ALL WERE MEMBERS OF THE PALESTINE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT AND SAID THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT AGAINST ISRAEL.

    AFTER 12 HOURS IN THE MINEFIELD, THEY HAD BEEN CAPTURED AND TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO AN ISRAELI MILITARY HOSPITAL. THEY WERE LATER TRANSFERRED TO A HOSPITAL IN JERUSALEM FOR LIMB AMPUTATIONS -- AMPUTATIONS WHICH, THEY CLAIMED, MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT IF THEY HAD BEEN TREATED IN JORDAN. THEY WERE ALSO ASKED ABOUT THEIR SUBSEQUENT SPELL IN AN ISRAELI MILITARY PRISON:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEV42327CC6IEWMKAWA0GZNJ3K
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV42327CC6IEWMKAWA0GZNJ3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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