• Short Summary

    In Lebanon, the senior personal security aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Ali Hassan Salan Abu Hassan, was given a martyr's funeral on Wednesday (24 January).

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    GV Smoke pall in street after car bomb explosion
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    LV PAN People watching from balcony
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    3.
    LV ZOOM INTO SV As body carried from wreckage
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    CU PLO Foreign Information Department spokesman speaking in English
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    PLO SPOKESMAN: "Ali Hassan Salan Abu Hassan was martyred in the cause of the revolution and liberation, at four p.m., Monday, January 22nd, together with four of his escorts due to a remotely detonated explosive charge. The Central Committee of Fatah and the PLO, while notifying the martyrdom of the militant leader Abu Hassan, in charge of the special operations branch, which used to hit and chase the Zionist enemy wherever they were, affirms that the murders will not escape the punishment of the revolution."




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    A condition of the release of this film was that it would not be syndicated, either by print or electronically, to Israel. The library copies are similarly embargoed for resale to Israel.

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    Background: In Lebanon, the senior personal security aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Ali Hassan Salan Abu Hassan, was given a martyr's funeral on Wednesday (24 January). Among the huge crowd of mourners were Arafat, Arab diplomats and Palestinian leaders. Abu Hassan was killed on Monday (22 January) when a radio-controlled bomb blasted his car in busy central Beirut.

    SYNOPSIS: With Abu Hassan, his four bodyguards were killed in the explosion. But there are conflicting reports about the number of bystanders killed or injured.

    Palestinian commandos fired shots in the air to frighten off the crowd when they arrived to remove the bodies. The PLO did not say who was responsible for the attack, but the official Palestinian news agency blamed Israel for the death of Abu Hassan. The Israelis had said he masterminded the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games, when eleven Israeli athletes were killed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZB884VRW0OATB2032U52K8K6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZB884VRW0OATB2032U52K8K6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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