• Short Summary

    SIDON, AIN AL-HILWEH, NEAR SIDON, WEST BEIRUT, EAST BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami met the ambassadors of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union on May 24 to seek help in ending what he described as human rights violations by Israeli forces in South Lebanon.Israel controls South Lebanon assisted by the 'South Lebanon Army' (SLA), a local militia under the command of General Antoine Lahad.The SLA operates roadblocks in the region's main town, Sidon.Greeted at first as liberators ridding the area of Palestinian troops, the Israelis have increasingly found themselves under attack from the local Moslem population.They have responded by cutting roads between the South and rest of the country, conducting large-scale search-and-arrest operations, blowing up cars suspected of containing bombs and bulldozing roadside orchards thought to provide cover for assailants.The Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon was the scene of disturbances on May 15 and 17 when the Israeli Army conducted searches.A Viennese-based official of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) later confirmed that three people had died during the unrest.Several houses were destroyed at the time, and on May 23, camp inhabitants were hard at work clearing rubble and rebuilding their homes.In Beirut fighting continued between rival Moslem and Christian forces.Reports from Lebanon on May 23 warned that the failure of the national unity cabinet to put an end to the bloodshed threatened to paralyse Karami's government.The Lebanese Parliament refused to emet and give the cabinet a necessary vote of confidence until the capital was safe from snipers.Civilians continued to fall victim to the crossfire and shelling.Hadath in East Beirut received direct hits during the night of May 21-22 and the next morning people surveyed their ruined homes and businesses.The Sacred Heart Hospital took in the wounded.The following day, May 24, a security committee of officials from the rival militias met to discuss ways of reopening roads between divided West and East Beirut
    to relieve traffic at the Museum crossing point-the only link.

  • Description

    SIDON, MAY 23 - (BREYTENBACH)
    1. GVs & SVs South Lebanese army checkpoint. (6 SHOTS) 0.30
    2. GV ZOOM TO SV SLA tank overlooking town. 0.36
    3. GV PAN & SVs Market and street scenes. (3 SHOTS) 0.51
    AIN AL-HILWEH CAMP
    4. GV ZOOM TO SV & SVs Street scenes. (2 SHOTS) 0.59
    5. SV Workman with barrow. 1.05
    6. TVs & SVs Rubble, site being cleared, construction under way. (4 SHOTS) 1.24
    WEST BEIRUT SODECO AREA
    7. GVs Amal and Druze fighters running to take up position as incoming sniper fire heard. (3 SHOTS) 1.43
    EAST BEIRUT, HADATH, MAY 22 (DAOU)
    8. SVs & GVs Civilians look at damage after a night of shelling. (4 SHOTS) 2.03
    9. SV Woman weeping and waving bank notes in the air. 2.10
    10. SV TILT UP Young girl with bandaged arm. 2.18
    SACRED HEART HOSPITAL
    11. SVs Wounded boy and man. (4 SHOTS) 2.33
    InitialsMLE/JRS


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SIDON, AIN AL-HILWEH, NEAR SIDON, WEST BEIRUT, EAST BEIRUT, LEBANON

    Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami met the ambassadors of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union on May 24 to seek help in ending what he described as human rights violations by Israeli forces in South Lebanon.Israel controls South Lebanon assisted by the 'South Lebanon Army' (SLA), a local militia under the command of General Antoine Lahad.The SLA operates roadblocks in the region's main town, Sidon.Greeted at first as liberators ridding the area of Palestinian troops, the Israelis have increasingly found themselves under attack from the local Moslem population.They have responded by cutting roads between the South and rest of the country, conducting large-scale search-and-arrest operations, blowing up cars suspected of containing bombs and bulldozing roadside orchards thought to provide cover for assailants.The Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon was the scene of disturbances on May 15 and 17 when the Israeli Army conducted searches.A Viennese-based official of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) later confirmed that three people had died during the unrest.Several houses were destroyed at the time, and on May 23, camp inhabitants were hard at work clearing rubble and rebuilding their homes.In Beirut fighting continued between rival Moslem and Christian forces.Reports from Lebanon on May 23 warned that the failure of the national unity cabinet to put an end to the bloodshed threatened to paralyse Karami's government.The Lebanese Parliament refused to emet and give the cabinet a necessary vote of confidence until the capital was safe from snipers.Civilians continued to fall victim to the crossfire and shelling.Hadath in East Beirut received direct hits during the night of May 21-22 and the next morning people surveyed their ruined homes and businesses.The Sacred Heart Hospital took in the wounded.The following day, May 24, a security committee of officials from the rival militias met to discuss ways of reopening roads between divided West and East Beirut
    to relieve traffic at the Museum crossing point-the only link.

    Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH AND TONY DAOU

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VFWPVZ5EYJBAHQ2NYJTIOR57
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VFWPVZ5EYJBAHQ2NYJTIOR57
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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