Arab in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip Yesterday (Tuesday, 29 September) demonstrated in the streets as they mourned the death of President Nasser.
GV Women and children with black banners demonstrating
SV DITTO (2 shots)
LV Women hurling black banner among demonstrators
LV PAN.. deserted streets
MV TRAVEL SHOT..through deserted streets (2 shots)
MV & CU Black flags and pictures of Nasser pinned to telegraph poles (2 shots)
GV Closed shop
MV Deserted street
SV Young boy fixing black flag to telegraph pole
GV More closed shops
GV & SV Gaza monument decorated (3 shots)
GV Mosque with soldiers outside and prayers being sung over loudspeaker
SV & MV Picture of Nasser over entrance TILT up to tower of mosque (3 shots)
SCU Flowers TILT down to picture of Nasser
MV Sign "Gaza"
MV & SV PAN..army vehicles in street (2 shots)
MV Half track vehicle basses
GV & SV Soldier at roadside and in vehicles
GV Closed shops with army vehicles pass in foreground
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Background: Arab in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip Yesterday (Tuesday, 29 September) demonstrated in the streets as they mourned the death of President Nasser.
As Israeli troops stood by, Gaza came to a standstill. Shops closed and from the public relay system of the mosques came readings from the Koran.
Israeli troops opened fire to disperse demonstrators at a Gaza refugee camp and a 57 year old woman was reported hurt. The shooting occurred after demonstrators refused to disperse and began building barricades.
Israeli troops stood by in the Gaza towns but there was little trouble. There was little traffic in the streets. Arabs gathered in groups and there were processions through the streets.
In Jerusalem police made baton charges and used water cannot to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators during mass mourning processions. The clashes occurred near the Herod Gaza leading into the old walled city. Some 30 were arrested but no injuries were reported. The Arab sector of the city gave the impression of a city under curfew.
The Jerusalem religious court, the Sharia, has proclaimed three days of mourning for the late President.