• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: A landmine attack on members of Lebanon's Christian militia on Friday (13 November) has threatened the fragile ceasefire in the country.Major Sa'ad Haddad, leader of the Israel-backed Christian forces in the south of Lebanon, said he no longer believes in the ceasefire after the bomb blast that killed three of his men.He also blamed the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for allegedly allowing the build up of tension in the area.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Rashaf village
    0.04

    2.
    SV Road ZOOM IN Village on hill where mine exploded
    0.11

    3.
    SV Men standing round spot where mine exploded
    0.17

    4.
    SV Two corpses in coffins surrounded by mourners
    0.22

    5.
    SCU's Women mourners (2 shots)
    0.28

    6.
    SV & CU Mourners sing funeral dirge by coffin (3 shots)
    0.41

    7.
    SCU Major Sa'ad Haddad speaking
    1.31


    SPEECH TRANSCRIPT



    HADDAD: (SEQ 7): "That's the 38th time that the terrorists are violating the ceasefire. From now on we consider that there is no more ceasefire and we are going to respond by the means, and the way that we find suitable. And enter like the police. So I put the responsibility, all the responsibility, upon the shoulders of UNIFIL and the so-called responsible in the Lebanese government.





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: A landmine attack on members of Lebanon's Christian militia on Friday (13 November) has threatened the fragile ceasefire in the country.Major Sa'ad Haddad, leader of the Israel-backed Christian forces in the south of Lebanon, said he no longer believes in the ceasefire after the bomb blast that killed three of his men.He also blamed the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for allegedly allowing the build up of tension in the area.

    SYNOPSIS: The Christian village of Rashaf in southern Lebanon is controlled by Major Haddad's men.It is part of an enclave near the Israeli border where an American negotiated ceasefire has been in operation since July.

    The women of Rashaf mourned the militiamen whose bodies were laid out prior to burial.The Christians say the Palestinians were responsible.Until the ceasefire, fighting between Christians and Palestinians had threatened an escalation of the sectarian war.As the people of Rashaf mourn these latest deaths the future of the fragile ceasefire looks uncertain as Christian leader Major Haddad explained.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9U1NTO8BDP2IC800BI81HCN7J
    Media URN:
    VLVA9U1NTO8BDP2IC800BI81HCN7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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