Incidents continue to be reported along Lebanon's Southern border with Israel where the alliance of Palestinian fighters and left wing Lebanese faces a coalition of right wing Christian Lebanese, Shiite Muslims and Israelis.
SV EXTERIOR: Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat entering parade ground and inspecting guard of honour (2 shots)
SV: Arafat leaving parade ground.
SV: Arafat speaking and gesticulating.
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Background: Incidents continue to be reported along Lebanon's Southern border with Israel where the alliance of Palestinian fighters and left wing Lebanese faces a coalition of right wing Christian Lebanese, Shiite Muslims and Israelis.
SYNOPSIS: On Sunday (6 November) in the Southern Lebanese Palestinian camp of Ain Al-Hilweh near Sidon, the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat reviewed a graduation ceremony for 75 guerrilla fighters in the Palestinian Left-wing alliance.
Even while the graduation was taking place efforts were being made in the Syrian capital of Damascus to end the fighting in Southern Lebanon. President Elias Sarkis of Lebanon was having talks with President Hafez Assed of Syria.
Yasser Arafat told his followers at the graduation ceremony that there was no rest ahead. He accused Israel to trying to manoeuvre a Palestinian withdrawal from southern Lebanon so that Israel, he claimed, could push north inside Lebanon to the Litani River.
Arafat said the struggle against Israel still required blood sacrifice and that the recently announced United States-Israeli 'working paper' would not bring peace to the region until Palestine was once again Arab. Israel says the "working paper" is a key factor for a Geneva Peace conference on the Middle East".
Israel's Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan has said there are four points on which Israel should base its policy. These were Israel's ability to hold on to Arab territories captured in the 1967 war; the Jewish state's ability to live in peace with the Arabs; the strength of the Israeli army, and the support of American Jewry.