• Short Summary

    The story of the
    hijack to the deserts of Jordan has now transferred to conference tables in
    Switzerland and Amman, where diplomats and Red Cross officials are hammering out
    the fine points of agreements reached this week with members of the Popular
    Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

  • Description

    The story of the
    hijack to the deserts of Jordan has now transferred to conference tables in
    Switzerland and Amman, where diplomats and Red Cross officials are hammering out
    the fine points of agreements reached this week with members of the Popular
    Front for the Liberation of Palestine. For the majority of the hostages on board
    the three hijacked aircraft, six days of fear and discomfort have ended. Most of
    the passengers released from guerrilla custody have now been returned to their
    families and the three aircraft involved have been completely destroyed.

    The Jordanian army had threatened to move in and try to save the aircraft left
    on Dawson's Field, but the Palestinian guerrillas said they would kill all the
    hostages if such an attempt were made. The guerrillas set charges in various
    sections of each plane, and departing hostages watched the pillar of smoke that
    rose as they burned.

    The women and children on the three aircraft had been taken in to Amman before
    the aircraft had been blown up. Their husbands and male members of the crew
    taken off only minutes before the planes went up.

    The passengers were driven into Amman in a convoy of buses escorted by Jordanian
    military and guerrilla forces.

    At the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman the women and children ware met with cold
    drinks and hot meals. The party of 121 included children travelling alone. ???
    Women and mothers with small babies. The passengers were exhausted by their
    six-day ordeal, but most spoke highly of the care and consideration shown to
    them by their Palestinian captors.

    A few hours after the women were brought in the men followed. Their reactions
    were similar.

    The guerrillas are still holding some 40 passengers, most of them Israeli
    citizens. They say they will hold the remaining hostages until their demands are
    met. In an act of reprisal today, Israel announced that it had detained 450
    Arabs, including 80 women, as counter-hostages.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA35ONU3P99K95QR7BNHRMUWQID
    Media URN:
    VLVA35ONU3P99K95QR7BNHRMUWQID
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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