• Short Summary

    TWO EXPLOSIONS HAVE BADLY DAMAGED THE MONASTERY NEAR JERUSALEM WHERE, ACCORDING TO CHRISTIAN TRADITION, JESUS WAS BAPTISED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST.

  • Description

    TWO EXPLOSIONS HAVE BADLY DAMAGED THE MONASTERY NEAR JERUSALEM WHERE, ACCORDING TO CHRISTIAN TRADITION, JESUS WAS BAPTISED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST. OFFICIALS CLAIMED IT WAS THE WORK OF ARAB GUERRILLAS.

    THE EXPLOSIONS TOOK PLACE AT THE ETHIOPIAN MONASTERY AS KASR-AL-YAHUD ON THE JORDAN RIVER LAST THURSDAY. TWO HOLES WERE BLASTED IN THE WALLS OF THE MONASTERY CHAPEL, DAMAGING RELIGIOUS OBJECTS. ISRAELI TROOPS HELPED THE SIX MONKS TO CLEAN UP BEFORE THE MONASTERY WAS EVACUATED.

    THE ETHIOPIAN CONSUL-GENERAL IN JERUSALEM SAID HE HAD REPORTED THE INCIDENT TO HIS GOVERNMENT FOR FURTHER ACTION. HE SAID ETHIOPIA MIGHT TAKES GRAVE VIEW BECAUSE THE MONASTERY CAME UNDER FIRE IN AUGUST.

    THE CONSUL-GENERAL ALSO TOLD NEWSMEN THAT AFTER THE EXPLOSIONS SEVEN MEN WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS ARAB GUERRILLAS ENTERED THE MONASTERY, APOLOGISED TO THE MONKS AND OFFERED TO HELP. APPARENTLY THEY BELONGED TO A DIFFERENT ORGANISATION THAN THOSE RESPONSIBLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ5X2GRV2EHPSCL4QVOYBHLIK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ5X2GRV2EHPSCL4QVOYBHLIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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