• Short Summary

    Palestine guerrillas are fleeing Jordan and crossing into Israel after being dislodged from their strongholds by the Jordanian Army.

  • Description

    1.
    MS guerrillas entering hall under guard (2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    CU Guerrilla PULL BACK to show interpreter
    1.46


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): INTERPRETER: "He said that he didn't participate earlier against any operation against Israel. As far as the last operation in Jordan is concerned he said that the Fedayen were dispersed and during the last few days they were concentrated in the Jordan Valley and most of them prefer surrender to Israel rather than to the fact of the other Arab countries. (GUERRILLA SPEAKS IN ARABIC). He says that he doesn't believe there is any existence to any Palestinian entity. Or any Palestinian organisation. Because he says that they were all dismantled. Light arms, machine guns, small arms, and mortars originating from the Soviet Union and Communist China.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Palestine guerrillas are fleeing Jordan and crossing into Israel after being dislodged from their strongholds by the Jordanian Army. By Monday (July 19) 72 guerrillas had crossed the Jordan River in 48 hours and surrendered to the Israeli authorities, who are treating them as civilian political refugees rather than as prisoners of war. Both Syria and Iraq have closed their borders to the guerrillas, most of whom belong to the El Fatah or Fedayen movements. Once across the river Jordan, the guerrillas are driven to interrogation centres and given food and water, and in Tel Aviv yesterday the Israeli authorities allowed pressmen to speak to some of the refugee Arab fighters. This film shows that press conference, with an English interpretation on the sound track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARMW9KZ1QN5G3BC778RKPHEW5
    Media URN:
    VLVARMW9KZ1QN5G3BC778RKPHEW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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