• Short Summary

    A year after Israel handed back to Egypt the final portion of the Sinai captured in the 1967 Middle East War.

  • Description

    YAMIT. APRIL 1982: (VISLIB)


    1.
    SVs Settlers on roof-tops throw blazing tyres onto troops, troops trying to remove settlers (4 shots)
    0.19


    SINAI: APRIL 25, 1982: (VISLIB)


    2.
    GV Israeli flag being lowered, women soldiers in tears and Egyptian flag being raised. Singing by Israelis (5 shots)
    0.42


    OLD YAMIT: APRIL 16, 1983: (ANDERSON)


    3.
    GV Remains of damaged buildings bulldozed by Israelis (5 shots)
    0.59

    4.
    GV Border crossing at Rafeh, with Israeli and Egyptian flags flying. Egyptians looking through wire fence at Israelis (3 shots)
    1.12

    5.
    SV Horse drawn cart through the streets of Rafeh
    1.17


    NEW YAMIT: APRIL 16, 1983: (ANDERSON)


    6.
    GV New buildings on beachhead
    1.23

    7.
    SVs Buildings under construction (2 shots)
    1.36

    8.
    GV Bulldozer clearing round of old water pumping statiion (2 shots)
    1.44


    AL ARISH: APRIL 17, 1983; (ANDERSON)


    9.
    SV Workmen digging in street and bulldozer clearing road surface in front of the new Suez Canal University building (2 shots)
    1.58

    10.
    GV Al Arish beach with bulldozers working and workmen mixing mortar at new port construction (3 shots)
    2.12

    11.
    GV New building in city of Al Salam
    2.19

    12.
    GVs Quantara ferry crossing Suez Canal and arriving at Al Arish, passengers and vehicles leaving ferry (4 shots)
    2.38




    Initials WS/BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A year after Israel handed back to Egypt the final portion of the Sinai captured in the 1967 Middle East War. Egypt has stepped up its development of the desert. Israeli settlers in the town of Yamit had struggled violently with the troops supervising their withdrawal, but on April 25, 1982 the Egyptian flag flew once again over the region. The Israelis left little behind them, bulldozing Yamit and other settlements. In a speech capital at Al Arish, the provincial capital, President Hosni Mubarak announced a 'green revolution', with plans to relieve Egypt's overcrowded cities and villages by shifting some two million people to the Sinai. Observers were skeptical, but New Yamit is now a reality and a university was recently completed in Al Arish. A new port is also under construction and pipelines have been laid under the Suez Canal to divert Nile River water to eastern Sinai. Water resources are crucial to the new development , and new roads, telecommunications, schools and health facilities will also be necessary. The equivalent of GBP105 million Sterling has already been allocated to these projects, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has provided for the GBP144 million growing of olive and palm trees. Tourism will also be developed and the new town of Al Salam is to house a beach hotel being built by the Marriot Corporation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDXM4JVC00IO633GOQCV5ZX7K
    Media URN:
    VLVACDXM4JVC00IO633GOQCV5ZX7K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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