- Title: JERUSALEM: FUNERAL TAKES PLACE FOR ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE JERUSALEM BUS BOMB
- Date: 3rd March 1996
- Summary: JERUSALEM (MARCH 3, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV MOURNERS GATHERED AROUND GRAVE 0.07 2. SV COFFIN BEING CARRIED BY SOLDIERS 0.20 3. SCU GRIEVING RELATIVES 0.30 4. SV COFFIN LOWERED OVER GRAVE 0.38 5. SCU RELATIVES CRYING, FATHER WITH OTHER SON CRYING, GRANDMOTHER SHOUTING, COFFIN IN GRAVE (4 SHOTS) 0.58 6. SCU SOLDIERS CRYING, SOLDIERS FILLING GRAVE (3 SHOTS) 1.16 7. SV LIKUD PRESSER (2 SHOTS) 1.25 8. SCU OPPOSITION LIKUD LEADER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKING (ENGLISH) 2.28 9. SV CHANTING DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING AT BOMB SITE - LAMB HELD ALOFT BY DEMONSTRATORS WHO BELIEVE ISRAELIS ARE LIKE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER IN THE FACE OF HAMAS ATTACKS 2.39 10. SV MAN PRAYING 2.46 11. SV PEOPLE SINGING BY SHRINE, PEOPLE SITTING BY SHRINE, CANDLES BURNING ON GROUND 3.15 12. SV PEOPLE LOOKING AT CANDLES 3.19 13. SCU CANDLE BEING LIT AND PLACED ON GROUND 3.24 SEQUENCE 8 TRANSCRIPT: NETANYAHU: "I MET TODAY WITH PRIME MINISTER PERES AND I SAID THAT THE OPPOSITION WOULD OFFER HIM FULL SUPPORT FOR VIGOROUS WAR ON TERRORISM...WE THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE SEVERAL ACTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT ONLY CLOSURE BUT ALSO THE ACTIONS TO PROTECT THE SECURITY IN JERUSALEM BY RULING OUT ALL POSITIONS, AREAS OF ACTIVITY OF HAMAS IN JERUSALEM ... INCLUDING THE CLOSURE OF THE PLO OFFICES IN JERUSALEM ... WE ABOVE ALL BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL SHOULD TURN TO A POLICY OF TAKING THE INITIATIVE IN FIGHTING TERRORISM." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 18th March 1996 12:00
- Location: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Reuters ID: LVA4GG11KA5OVEKW3KVQU0NFGOET
- Story Text: The first funerals were held on Sunday (March 3) for victims of a suicide bus bomb in Jeruslalem which killed 19 people earlier in the day.
In Jerusalem, the opposition Likud Party met and demanded tough action against the Moslem guerrillas who claimed responsibility for the attack.
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu pressed Prime Minister Shimon Peres to allow Israeli forces to strike anywhere against Moslem militants behind the suicide bombings.
An attack a week ago the same bus route in Jerusalem killed 25 people. It was followed within hours by a bombing in the town of Ashkelon in which one person was killed.
Netanyahu, running neck-and-neck with Peres in opinion polls three months before general elections, talked tough on security after holding talks with the prime minister on Sunday's Jerusalem bus bombing: "I met today with Prime Minister Peres and I said that the opposition would offer him full support for vigorous war on terrorism...we think that there should be several actions that should be taken, not only a closure but also the actions to protect security in Jerusalem by ruling out all positions, areas of activities of Hamas in Jerusalem." Hundreds of mourners meanwhile participated in the funerals of the victims of the latest bombing.
At the military cemetery at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem family and friends wept as the body of 19 year old Haim Amadi was lowered into its grave. Amadi, a soldier, was on his way to his army base on Sunday morning when the number 18 bus he was riding was blown up by a suicide bomber.
At the site of the bomb blast angry Israeli demonstrators held up a lamb, saying they were "like lambs to the slaughter" in the face of attacks by Hamas guerrillas.
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