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    VARIOUS LOCATIONS & ALLENBY BRIDGE, NEAR JERICHO, WEST BANK

    INTRODUCTION: Moslems throughout the world are preparing for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, known as the Hajj.

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    1. GV Arabs waiting to board bus. 0.11
    2. GV & SV Arabs gets on bus. (2 SHOTS) 0.20
    3. GV PAN Bus departs. 0.23
    4. GV PAN Allenby Bridge across the Jordan. 0.27
    5. GV PAN Bus stopped at bridge while police check passes. (2 SHOTS) 0.46
    6. GV Bus crossing bridge. (2 SHOTS) 1.04
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    Background: VARIOUS LOCATIONS & ALLENBY BRIDGE, NEAR JERICHO, WEST BANK

    INTRODUCTION: Moslems throughout the world are preparing for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, known as the Hajj. The Hajj commemorates the clearing of idols from Makkah by the prophet Muhammad in 630 AD. For a Moslem, to take part in the Hajj is to be purified, and most believers make it their duty to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. This year, the faithful are travelling to Makkah from all over the world. Among them is a group of West Bank Arabs, going to the holy city by bus.

    SYNOPSIS: There are nearly 350,000 Moslems living in Israel and the occupied territories, most of them in the West Bank. For these people, the Hajj represents the chance of a lifetime, to visit the main shrine of their faith.

    Their journey takes them across the occupied West Bank to the Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River. The bridge is the main crossing point between the West Bank occupied by Israel and Jordan and the Arab world. Here, Israeli police check the bus and the documents of the passengers before the bus is allowed to proceed.

    Eventually the bus is allowed to continue its journey, and it trundles across the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Ahead lies a journey of desert, but for the pilgrims, the discomfort is a small price to pay.

    Source: KORNFELD

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33MAI7YOH05IOMFNA145G4NCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA33MAI7YOH05IOMFNA145G4NCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    /
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    N/A

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