JERUSALEM: CONTROVERSIAL POSTERS PROCLAIMING JERUSLAEM AS ETERNAL CAPITAL OF PALESTINE PLACED OUTSIDE MONASTRY WHERE POPE JOHN PAUL II IS DUE TO STAYRecord ID: 636772
- Title: JERUSALEM: CONTROVERSIAL POSTERS PROCLAIMING JERUSLAEM AS ETERNAL CAPITAL OF PALESTINE PLACED OUTSIDE MONASTRY WHERE POPE JOHN PAUL II IS DUE TO STAY
- Date: 20th March 2000
- Summary: JERUSALEM (MARCH 20, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (NIGHT SHOTS) 1. CU: OFFICIAL SIGN WELCOMING THE POPE TO JERUSALEM 0.06 2. WS/SLV/MV: ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN FLAG HUNG SIDE BY SIDE IN JERUSALEM/ PALESTINIAN FLAGS (3 SHOTS) 0.28 3. CU: SIGN AT THE GATE OF AUGUSTA VITORIA MONSETERY WHERE THE POPE WILL STAY WHILE IN JERUSALEM 0.36 4. SCU/CU: GATE OF AGUSTA VICTORIA WITH POSTER SHOWING PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT, YASSER ARAFAT AND THE POPE, READING: 'JERUSALEM THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF PALESTINE WELCOMES HIS HOLLINES POPE JOHN PAUL II' (2 SHOTS) 0.50 5. PAN: ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN FLAG HUNG SIDE BY SIDE 1.02 6. SV: ISRAELI SOLDIERS 1.08 7. WIDE OF THE STREET 1.13 8. CU; POLICE CAR LIGHTS 1.19 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Duration: 00:01:20
- Story Text: Palestinian flags and controversial posters proclaiming Jerusalem
to be the eternal capital of Palestine have been placed outside
a monastery, where Pope John Paul II is scheduled to stay
during his forthcoming trip to the Holy Land.
Posters put up in early morning hours on Monday (March
20) near the Augusta Victoria monastery, the Holy Father's
residence during his pilgrImage to the Holy Land, referred to
Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem, including the walled
Old City with its major religious shrines, in the 1967 Middle
East war and regards it as part of its "united capital".
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of a future state.
Vatican has tried to steer clear of the controversial
issue of the city's status.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are expected to decide
the fate of the city during their peace talks, due to resume
in the United States on Tuesday.
During the Pope's trip to the Holy land next week, Israel
is expected to mount the biggest security operation for a
foreign dignitary in its 52-year history.
In a Jewish state born in conflict, scarred by bombings
and obsessed with security, virtually the entire police force,
4,000 soldiers and squads of special agents will be mobilised
for the six-day papal pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Dubbed "Operation Old Friend", the security campaign will
make full use of personal protection methods honed since the
assassination in 1995 of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The Polish-born Pope was shot and nearly killed by Turkish
gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square in 1981 and almost
stabbed by a dissident priest on a visit to Portugal in 1982.
His arrival in Tel Aviv from Jordan on March 21 will
coincide with the Jewish holiday Purim, which in past years
has been marked by bombings by Palestinian militants opposed
to peacemaking with Israel.
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