• Short Summary

    THE MASSADA KIBBUTZ IN THE JORDAN VALLEY WAS EVACUATED LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) AS ISRAELI AND IRAQI FORCES FOUGHT AN ARTILLERY DUEL ACROSS THE JORDAN VALLEY.

  • Description


    MOUNTAIN; HALF-TRACK VEHICLE; WORKMAN ON ROOF OF DAMAGED BUILDING; SHELL HOLE; WRECKAGE; BRIGADIER GENERAL LANEIR; SHELTER; BABIES IN COTS.




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    Background: THE MASSADA KIBBUTZ IN THE JORDAN VALLEY WAS EVACUATED LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) AS ISRAELI AND IRAQI FORCES FOUGHT AN ARTILLERY DUEL ACROSS THE JORDAN VALLEY.

    THE 122 MILLIMETRE SHELL LANDED INSIDE THE KIBBUTZ. ONE SCORED A DIRECT HIT ON A CHILDREN'S NURSERY. WINDOWS WERE SHATTERED AS THE SHELL PLUNGED THROUGH THE ROOF OF THE NURSERY AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES WERE CUT. NONE OF THE CHILDREN WERE HURT; THEY HAD BEEN EVACUATED BEFORE THE SHELL FELL.

    THE KIBBUTZ IS ONE OF THE HOT-SPOTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST. ON AVERAGE IT IS UNDER ATTACK ABOUT THREE TIMES A WEEK, AND THE SETTLERS HAVE A WELL-PRACTISED ROUTINE FOR SURVIVAL.

    THE KIBBUTZ IS ONLY A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE JORDAN BORDER. AFTER THE RAID THE DAMAGE WAS INSPECTED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL LANIER OF THE ISRAELI NORTHERN COMMAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23B7B8USPAZDBVKL5DI5I86KY
    Media URN:
    VLVA23B7B8USPAZDBVKL5DI5I86KY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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