• Short Summary

    TENSION OF THE BORDER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SYRIA IS AGAIN RUNNING HIGH.NEWS THAT SYRIAN EARTH-MOVING?

  • Description

    TENSION OF THE BORDER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SYRIA IS AGAIN RUNNING HIGH.NEWS THAT SYRIAN EARTH-MOVING MACHINES HAVE BEGUN THE WORK OF DIVERTING THE HEADWATERS OF THE RIVER JORDAN AWAY FORM ISRAEL, COUPLED WITH SPORADIC OUTBURST OF FIRING ACROSS THE FRONTIER, HAS LED TO THE BUILD UP OF TENSION.UNITED NATIONS OBSERVERS HAVE GONE TO THE AREA TO INVESTIGATE CONFLICTING CLAIMS OF AGGRESSION.

    THE MOST RECENT INSTANCE OF FIRING ON THE BORDER WAS REPORTED LAST WEEK.AN ISRAEL TRACTOR DRIVER WAS FATALLY WOUNDED BY GUNFIRE FROM THE SYRIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER.DURING THE INCIDENT, FIRING OCCURRED ON BOTH SIDE OF THE TROUBLED FRONTIER - WITH ARTILLERY AND MORTAR BEING USED.THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT CLAIMS THAT THE TRACTOR DRIVER, TOGETHER WITH FIVE OTHERS, WAS PLOUGHING ARAB LAND, SUPPORTED BY ARMED ELEMENTS.

    A SYRIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN, COMMENTING ON THE INCIDENT, SAID THAT THE TWO OF THE TRACTOR FAILED TO HEED A UNITED NATIONS TRUCE ORGANISATION WARNING, AND SYRIAN FORCES HAD TO FIRE ON THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYCX07Z6PAX1O3EJEGINHNYY6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYCX07Z6PAX1O3EJEGINHNYY6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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