Arab League Chief: Aggression on Gaza “Shame on Humanity”

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Story: Arab League Chief: Aggression on Gaza “Shame on Humanity”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 7, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: November 7, 2012
Length: 0:02:07
Video Size: 105 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Wide shot of the Arab League (AL) headquarters in Cairo
2. Medium shot of the flag of the Arab League at the headquarters
3. Wide shot of Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby arriving at the press conference
4. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press conference
5. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
6. “ In my opinion: What’s happening at Gaza particulary after this visist
7. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.” 8. Various shots of the attendees, al-Araby speaking during the press
9. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”
10. Various shots of the attendees during the press conference
11. Zoom out shot of al-Araby concluding his speech and heading to leave after the press conference

STORYLINE:
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby said that the Israeli aggression on the people of Gaza Strip is “shame on humanity”, he told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, November 21, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

Al-Araby said that his visit to the Gaza Strip aimed to show solidarity of all Arab states to Gaza and the Palestinian people.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“In my opinion and after my visit to Gaza, what’s happening in Gaza is certainly shame on humanity. I repeat that it is shame on humanity. Undoubtedly, the blockade and the aggression against civilians are up to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the international humanitarian law and all international related covenants and agreements.”

He said that the Arab League called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take an immediate action to end the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian strip.

He added that Iraq has called for holding a meeting of the Arab states' chiefs of staff over the ongoing violence in Gaza. Al-Araby said that the invitation to the meeting has been sent to all Arab countries and that the Arab League was waiting for their reply.

He also stressed that there would be neither peace nor stability in the Middle East unless the Palestinians got their legitimate right of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Arab League Chief Nabil al-Araby;
“No peace or stability in the region as long as there are still occupation, settlement activities and denial of Israel to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the first of which is their legitimate right to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital city.”

The Arab League Chief announced that three of Arab foreign ministers who accompanied him during his recent visit to Gaza told him that their countries supported the convening of emergency Arab summit as requested by the Palestinian Authority at a recent Arab League meeting. Al-Araby noted that three countries weren’t enough to hold an Arab summit as it requires approval of 11 other countries.

Earlier on Tuesday, a delegation of Arab ministers led by the Arab League Secretary-General paid a visit to Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians.

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