• Short Summary

    A CONVICTED PALESTINIAN HIJACKER AND THREE PRISONERS AT SCHEVENINGEN JAIL NEAR THE HAUGE PULLED OUT GUNS DURING A SERVICE IN THE PRISON CHAPEL ON SATURDAY NIGHT (26 OCTOBER) AND TOOK AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE HOSTAGE.

  • Description

    A CONVICTED PALESTINIAN HIJACKER AND THREE PRISONERS AT SCHEVENINGEN JAIL NEAR THE HAUGE PULLED OUT GUNS DURING A SERVICE IN THE PRISON CHAPEL ON SATURDAY NIGHT (26 OCTOBER) AND TOOK AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE HOSTAGE.

    ON SUNDAY MORNING THEY RELEASED THREE, BUT NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE RELEASE OF THE REMAINDER THEN STALEMATED.

    THE HOSTAGES INCLUDE THE ALL-MALE CHURCH CHOIR, SOME OF THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN WHO WERE ATTENDING MASS, THE 59-YEAR-OLD CATHOLIC PRIEST AND TWO UNARMED PRISON GUARDS.

    POLICE SAID THE RINGLEADER WAS 23-YEAR-OLD ADNAN AHMAD NURL, ONE OF THE TWO PALESTINIANS JAILED FOR FIVE YEAR FOR HIJACKING AND BLOWING UP A BRITISH JETLINER AT AMSTERDAM LAST MARCH.

    THE OTHER PALESTINIAN IS IN HOSPITAL, AND NURI, TALKING WITH POLICE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ON TWO-WAY RADIOS CARRIED BY THE PRISON GUARDS, HAS DEMANDED THAT HIS COMPANION BE BROUGHT TO THE CAPEL.

    FOOD WAS TAKEN TO THE CHAPEL ON SUNDAY, AND REPORTS INDICATE THAT NONE OF THE HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN HARMED.

    EXTRA POLICE HAVE BEEN RUSHED TO THE PRISON, AS WELL AS A DETACHMENT OF DUTCH MARINES, WITH 20 SHARPSHOOTERS.

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY ITS UNLIKELY THE CHAPEL WILL BE STORMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3O36WSFBQO91BCL7CZG762ZVI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O36WSFBQO91BCL7CZG762ZVI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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