The newly appointed Military governor of Judea and Samaria, ??? General Binyamin Ben Eliezer met?
LS Municipal building
Int. conference table flanked by Israeli military officers, West Bank notables, General Ben Eliezer and Mayor Shaka.
Israeli soldier taking notes on proceedings
Ben Eliezer seated next to Shaka
Israeli an Arab participants listening to speech
Ben Eliezer addressing the meeting in Hebrew
B.E. & Shaba chatting informally
EXT. outside conference room B.E. English voicer: I can say for sure that most of their problems have been solved. Other problems are under study and I will do my best to give answers as soon as possible. There is a new commander and a new way of work.
Question: to Shaka Was meeting a success? Shaka answers in Arabic, translator Eng. voicer: Yes. Still some differences in out relationships. Our relationship will continue to improve.
B.E. & Shaka shake hands,
B.E. exits_gets into car.
CAMERAMEN'S COMMENTS: Closer contact between the Mi???. Gov. and West Bank mayors is siad to be the notion of Def. Min. Ezzer Weizman; in effect, the object is a unilateral autonomy. Hard-line mayors --Nablus' Shaka among the toughest-- are resist. As much as Nablus needs electricity, Shake would not agree to taking supplies from Isr. But they did reach agreement to allow about a million $ of outside Palestinian and Algerian funds into Nablus for water pumps etc. and to arranging visits to accused Fatah members held in Bersheeba prison. More prisoners held on administrative detention are being released. But they could not agree on responsibility for keeping anti-Isr. acts under control. The Mil Com said the Mayor should use his ???.
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Background: The newly appointed Military governor of Judea and Samaria, ??? General Binyamin Ben Eliezer met today in Nablus with Mayor Bassam Shaka and other West Bank notables to discuss problems in the area. Gen. B.E. has been praised by Arab notables for his sincere and direct approach.