• Short Summary

    Christmas Eve celebrations in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, were marked by a grenade explosion and support from the town's mayor for the Ismailia talks between Israeli Prime Minister Menaches Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat.

  • Description

    1.
    CU ZOOM OUT TO Christmas lights over Manger Square in Bethlehem
    0.06

    2.
    CU Bethlehem's mayor, Elias Freij speaking in English
    0.32

    3.
    SV & CU Damage caused by hand grenade (3 shots)
    0.43

    4.
    Crowds in Manger Square (3 shots)
    0.58

    5.
    GV INT Midnight mass being conducted in Church of the Nativity by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Monsignor Giacomo Beltritti (5 shots)
    1.25

    6.
    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Nativity procession in the Church of the Nativity
    1.34


    FREIJ: "It is my conviction that christmas in 1977 will be recorded in the annals of history as the beginning of the end of hostilities, and the beginning of our march towards peace between all peoples in the Middle East."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Christmas Eve celebrations in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, were marked by a grenade explosion and support from the town's mayor for the Ismailia talks between Israeli Prime Minister Menaches Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat. In his Christmas address, Bethlehem Mayor Elias Freij discussed the Middle East peace talks as a

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FEPES7MP6OK9NUQF1ULTGP3F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FEPES7MP6OK9NUQF1ULTGP3F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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