• Short Summary

    WITH FIGURES RANGING IN ESTIMATE FROM 250,000 TO 500,000 FOR THE REFUGEES OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, THE RED CROSS MAINTAINS POSTS THROUGHOUT THE AREA TO CARRY OUT A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES - FROM FAMILY REUNION SCHEMES TO PRISONER EXCHANGES.

  • Description

    WITH FIGURES RANGING IN ESTIMATE FROM 250,000 TO 500,000 FOR THE REFUGEES OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, THE RED CROSS MAINTAINS POSTS THROUGHOUT THE AREA TO CARRY OUT A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES - FROM FAMILY REUNION SCHEMES TO PRISONER EXCHANGES. IN GAZA, THEIR HEADQUARTERS ON THE MAIN STREET ARE WELL-KNOWN TO ALL.

    RED CROSS OFFICIALS VISIT REFUGEE CAMPS AND TAKE DOWN ALL THE PERTINENT DATA SO AS TO BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSIONS, SUCH AS BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER; SENDING RELIEF FOOD TO STRICKEN AREAS; SEEING TO THE WELFARE OF CITIZENS IN OCCUPIED AREAS; SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSONS; ARRANGING THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS; EXCHANGING LETTERS TO AND FROM ARAB COUNTRIES; VISITING PRISONERS (MILITARY OR CIVILIAN DETAINEES OR EL FATAH PRISONERS); AND PRESENTING TESTIMONY AT TRIALS ON BOTH SIDES. SINCE THE 1967 SIX-DAY WAR, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE RED CROSS HAS ARRANGED FOR SOME 3,000 PERSONS FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN THE GAZA STRIP ALONE - WHILE A SIMILAR NUMBER HAVE BEEN RETURNED FROM THE STRIP AREA TO EGYPT.

    ALTHOUGH THE RED CROSS MAINTAIN OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE ISRAELI-OCCUPIED TERRITORIES FROM THE GOLAN HEIGHTS TO SINAI AND ARE ON GOOD TERMS WITH THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES, AT PRESENT IT IS REPORTED FROM GENEVA THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS IS UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL TO SECURE PERMISSION FROM EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES FOR THE RED CROSS TO VISIT THE TWO ISRAELI PILOTS SHOT DOWN AND TAKEN PRISONERS ON AUGUST 19 AND SEPTEMBER 10 AND BELIEVED TO BE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. SO FAR EGYPT HAS REFUSED THIS PERMISSION AND ISRAEL HAS TOLD THE RED CROSS THAT THEY "WILL WAIT A LITTLE LONGER" BEFORE TAKING FURTHER DIPLOMATIC MEASURES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAM2FQDA49550GVQJJL89YBFVD
    Media URN:
    VLVAM2FQDA49550GVQJJL89YBFVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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