Israel celebrates independence - street parties and violence.
Various, Israel / Palestine.
Various shots of Jews on street performing their traditional "hora" dance in the street. Various shots of a bus which was attacked by Arabs, showing bullet holes in it. MS. The husband of a woman who was killed in the bus, arrives on the scene.
LS. Back view, taken from a car, of the bus going along a street. Various shots of the people entering the bus. Bus continues. Various shots of crowds in the streets of Tel-Aviv, people mingling, dancing etc. CU. Jews holding wreaths for the woman bus ambush victim. More shots of the people dancing on the streets. Several shots of open trucks full of jubilant Jewish youths driving through the streets of Jerusalem, celebrating the independence of Israel. MS. A view of the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem decorated for the occasion. MS. Crowds around the bullet ridden bus as the body of the dead woman is brought out on a stretcher. MS. Jewish flags flying from a lamp standard panning to the British Military policeman below. Busy streets of Jerusalem, traffic, crowds etc. LS. More scenes of street dancing and rejoicing. MS. British military policeman directing traffic.
LS. Crowd on the balcony of the Jewish agency building - dignitaries. Jewish banner hangs below the balcony. Various shots of large crowd in the courtyard of the Jewish agency. More streets celebration scenes. Leaders on the balcony, large crowd bellow. CU. One of the leaders talking from balcony. CU. A woman in the street reading a newspaper, which has headlines in Hebrew about the partition.
Information found in the old file: Mute Neg. - Cuts 47/98.