The Sherman Grinberg Film Library: Israel & Palestine Footage

Pathe Newsreel, 1 January 1948: Nazareth After Its Occupation in the 1948 War of Independence

2 Minutes, 1948
Genre:
Newsreel
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Pathé
Subtitles not available

View of the city of Nazareth after its occupation by IDF forces on July 1948 during the Israeli War of Independence. IDF Soldiers in Command-cars patrol the city streets, while signs in Hebrew are hung at the holy sites of Christianity outside the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (also known as Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Gabriel) alongside Marys Well. IDF soldiers accompany clerics from the Greek Orthodox Church on their way, and a cleric opens the door of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation displaying the space to the camera. Arab men carry a dead body laid on a stretcher. On the Nazareth-Afula road, IDF soldiers patrol the road, and the sign leading to Nazareth states that the road is closed.

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