• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: United States peace envoy to the Middle East Philip Habib tried to bring a ceasefire to the troubled region on Sunday (19 July) as firing raged on between Palestinian guerrillas and Israeli gunners.

  • Description

    1.
    SV INTERIOR Injured man on stretcher in Kiryat Shmona
    0.06

    2.
    SV Injured man being treated by army doctor (2 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    GV INTERIOR Damaged ceiling of building
    0.29

    4.
    SV EXTERIOR Injured man being carried from ambulance on stretcher
    0.44

    5.
    GV Grieving woman
    0.54

    6.
    GV EXTERIOR Site of meeting between Philip Habib and Prime Minister Begin
    0.57

    7.
    SV INTERIOR Mr. Begin and officials
    1.03

    8.
    CU Habib, Begin and officials PULL OUT TO SV meeting (3 shots)
    1.19

    9.
    GV EXTERIOR Habib leaving building
    1.31

    10.
    GV Demonstrators with placards calling for revenge after Arab attacks
    1.34

    11.
    SV Mr. Habib speaking
    2.12

    12.
    GV EXTERIOR Street scene, Nahariya
    2.16

    13.
    CU Rocket hole in ground, PULL BACK GV People gathered round
    2.23

    14.
    CU Man's hand holding piece of shrapnel
    2.27

    15.
    SV INTERIOR Injured people
    2.32

    16.
    GV Helicopters
    2.39

    17.
    SV Helicopter lifts off
    2.46


    SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 11: PHILIP HABIB: "I have had very serious conversations with the Prime Minister. This is a complex problem. We've discussed it. The Prime Minister has pointed out that this is a subject which he would naturally discuss in the cabinet. He informed me that there will be an extraordinary session of the cabinet and he and I will then continue our discussions."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: United States peace envoy to the Middle East Philip Habib tried to bring a ceasefire to the troubled region on Sunday (19 July) as firing raged on between Palestinian guerrillas and Israeli gunners. Israeli jets renewed their attacks on Palestinian guerrilla positions in Southern Lebanon, while the guerrillas fired rockets at the Israeli border towns of Kiryat Shmona and Nahariya.

    SYNOPSIS: In Israel, one person was killed and 23 wounded during the Palestinian attack, and on Sunday night residents in Kiryat Shmona spent their third consecutive night in bomb shelters. Many inhabitants packed their belongings and prepared to leave for other areas of Israel. Throughout the country feelings have been running high about the Palestinian rocket bombardments and the deaths of Israeli civilians.

    Some Israeli government ministers and senior officials have expressed reservations about Israel's air attacks on Beirut last week in which about 300 civilians were reported killed and hundreds more wounded. But anger over the Palestinian attacks has softened outright criticism of Prime Minister Begin's policy of striking at Palestinian strongholds even when they are located in civilian areas.

    In Jerusalem, Mr. Habib met Prime Minister Begin twice on Sunday as Israel attacked South Lebanon for the 10th successive day. The peace envoy was hastily ordered back to Israel at the weekend. During the meetings Mr. Habib urged a halt to air and artillery attacks on the Palestinians.

    But Israeli television reported Mr. Begin had refused, saying the Lebanese government was responsible for the crisis and should eject the Palestinians from their territory. Afterwards Mr. Habib told reporters further talks were scheduled.

    While the peace talks appeared to have stalled there were fresh rounds of fighting. As Israeli troops launched further raids into South Lebanon, Palestinians again hit back with rockets against border settlements. The coastal town of Nahariya, which has suffered numerous barrages by Soviet-made Katyusha rockets, once again came under heavy shelling. On Monday (20 July) former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin warned that if attempts between the two sides to reach a ceasefire failed, a large scale military operation might be unavoidable.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IIQIJSLR2CP6FQOEUQXC4HX4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IIQIJSLR2CP6FQOEUQXC4HX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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