• Short Summary

    A memorial service was held on Wednesday (10 April) in the UNESCO building in Beirut for three Palestinian leaders killed a year ago during an Israeli commando raid on the Lebanese capital.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. UNESCO building in Beirut
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    2.
    SV Guard outside building
    0.08

    3.
    CU Poser of dead Palestinian leaders
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    4.
    SV INT. PAN ACROSS Audience seated included Mr. Arafat wearing dark glasses
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    5.
    SCU Former Prime Minister Salam speaking
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    6.
    CU Mr. Arafat listening
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    7.
    SV Audience.
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    8.
    SCU & GV Mr. Arafat addressing audience (2 shots)
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    Background: A memorial service was held on Wednesday (10 April) in the UNESCO building in Beirut for three Palestinian leaders killed a year ago during an Israeli commando raid on the Lebanese capital.

    The commando operation took place on 10 April, 1973. Israeli troops, some dressed as "hippies", landed on a beach outside Beirut, and drove into the city in cars which had been hired for them a few days earlier by agents working for them. Once in the city, the Israelis headed for a luxury apartment building where the Palestinians were living, They burst into their apartment and machine-gunned Mohammed Yussef Najir, Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser to death.

    Mr. Najir - code-named Abu Yussef - was one of the founders of the Al Fatah movement and regarded as second-in-command to Yasser Arafat at the time. Mr. Adwan was a fatah spokesman and on the executive of the Palestine Liberation. Organisation, and Mr. Nasser, a PLO spokesman was widely known in the Arab world as a poet.

    The leader of the Fatah movement, Mr. Yasser Arafat, attended Wednesday's memorial, long with ambassadors to Lebanon from many Arab countries and the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Mr. Saeb Salam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETL2KJVYUIWSDVQNXSRVYWSLO
    Media URN:
    VLVAETL2KJVYUIWSDVQNXSRVYWSLO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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