Geva Newsreel 369, 1966

Battle Over Stranded Israeli Coast Guard Ship in Sea of Galilee

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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A ship of the Israeli Sea of Galilee Coast Guard hit a sandbar close to the lakes eastern coast. The stranded ship was attacked from a nearby Syrian outpost and by Syrian Air Force jets. Another ship of the Coast Guard and Israeli Air Force jets shot at the enemy aircraft, intercepting two of them. After a cease-fire was agreed upon under United Nations auspices, a failed attempt was made to rescue the ship. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Yitzhak Rabin meet with Commander of the Northern Command Major General David Elazar to discuss the incident.


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