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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00027
Date : 1985
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Title : Operation Elisabeth : Geneva, 20th May 1985
Duration : 00:09:07
Director : BASTIAN, Jean
Cameraman : HOFER, Georges
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : "On 20 May 1985, a large-scale operation led to the release of a number of prisoners from Atlit 1 and 2 and other places of detention situated in Israel. Thus 605 Palestinian prisoners were able to return home to the West Bank, the Gaza strip and Arab localities in Israel, whereas 151 Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners were released at Kuneitra (on the border between the occupied territory of Golan, and Syria), to return to Lebanon via Syria. Simultaneously, 394 other prisoners were transferred by air to Geneva, where they were released to return to Lybia. The release of these 1,150 prisoners detained by Israel was carried out in exchange for three Israeli prisoners detained by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine/General Command in Syria (PFLP/GC). The terms of this exchange were negotiated through the intermediary of Austrian diplomats." (AR 1985, p.73)
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Operation Elisabeth : Geneva, 20th May 1985
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : U-Matic
Best material/format available : Digital Betacam