The Sixth palestine Students Congress opened in Algiers yesterday (July 30), the day after the break in diplomatic relations between Jordan and Algeria.
ALGIERS , ALGERIA, (30 JULY 1967) (REUTERS)
GV Flag-decked National Assembly (2 shots)
LV Banners advertise Congress
SCU PAN Chinese Embassy officials arriving
SV Algerian Minister Yahia arriving with others.
SV PAN Arrival of Kaid Ahmed and party
SV INT Delegates into conference room
CU Flags inside conference room (2 shots)
GV Conference room with delegates seated
CU Ahmed and Abu Ayad (left & right)
SCU Palestinian student addressing gathering
SCU African delegates listening.
SV Abu Ayad walks to rostrum to begin speech
CU Black panther Eldridge Cleaver listening
CU Ayad speaking
SV delegates taking notes
SCU Ahmed speaking
GV Delegates listen (2 shots)
Background: The Sixth palestine Students Congress opened in Algiers yesterday (July 30), the day after the break in diplomatic relations between Jordan and Algeria. Among observers and delegates at the Congress were members of the People's Republic of China Embassy in Algiers, and leading Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver
SYNOPSIS: The Sixth Palestine Students Congress opened in Algeria's National Assembly building on Friday. Among the observers and delegates were members of the People's Republic of China Embassy in Algiers, and Algerian Minister of Higher Education Mr. Mohammed Ben Yahia.
There to open the Congress was Mr. Kaid Ahmed, a member of the Algerian Revolutionary Council and leader of the National Liberation Front.
With Mr. Ahmed--on the left--was Mr. Abu Ayad, a member of the governing council of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The two leaders, who jointly presided over the meeting, heard Palestinian students talk about their problem with both the Israelis and the Jordanian Government.
P.L.O. leader Mr. Ayad also addressed the meeting. Among the observers was leading Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver.
The meeting opened on day of some tension in the Middle east--Algeria had just broken off diplomatic relations with Jordan, and President Boumedienne promise support for the Palestinian guerrillas. It was the recent clash between the Palestinians and the Jordanian Government that led to the current break in relations which had been strained since similar large-scale clashes last October.