• Short Summary

    Abu Iyad, former Black September organiser and the Palestinian guerrilla leader most associated with international terror campaigns, promised a news conference in Cairo on Wednesday (27 November) that operations like last week's hijack of a British Airways VC 10 airliner would not be repeated.

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    Abu Iyad, former Black September organiser and the Palestinian guerrilla leader most associated with international terror campaigns, promised a news conference in Cairo on Wednesday (27 November) that operations like last week's hijack of a British Airways VC 10 airliner would not be repeated.

    Abu Iyad, whose real name is Saleh Khalaf, was one of the Palestinian leaders who negotiated the end of the hijack in Tunisia. He also accused some Arab governments of aiding rebel guerrilla groups and admitted that the Palestinian struggle is "separated and factional".

    At the news conference Abu Iyad stressed that the hijackers were in no way connected with the Palestine Liberation Organisation and that in fact the PLO would deal firmly with such operations in future.

    His pledge was made after the PLO revealed that it has rounded up 26 rebel guerrillas suspected of involvement in the hijacking. This is the first time that the PLO and the rest of the Arab guerrilla movement have tried to wash their hand of terrorism.

    The four gunmen who hijacked the VC 10 and killed one of their hostages -- a West German banker -- are now in custody in Tunisia. The PLO has asked the Tunisian Government to hand them over.

    In Beirut, another PLO spokesman Mr. Shafik Al-Hout, said on Wednesday that the organization would not hesitate to enforce "revolutionary justice" on whose who defied its authority.

    The PLO has changed its policy in terrorism since it obtained international recognition at the United Nations. PLO leader Mr. Yasser Arafat is at present in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DNN97RSANT2BF58VO0A0ZDVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DNN97RSANT2BF58VO0A0ZDVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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