• Short Summary

    Seven Arab guerrillas went on trial before an Assizes court in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday (11 July).

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    Seven Arab guerrillas went on trial before an Assizes court in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday (11 July). The seven Arabs are charged with attacking the Israeli Ambassador's residence in Nicosia and an Israeli airliner at Nicosia airport last April.

    One Arab was killed in the shooting that followed the attacks, and a Cypriot policeman is still recovering from five bullet wounds.

    In a statement read at the preliminary hearings last month, the Arabs said they launched the attacks as a revenge for the death of an agent of the Palestine guerrilla organisation Al Fatah. The agent, Hussein Kashir Abu Khair, was killed in a bomb explosion at a Nicosia hotel on January 27 this year.

    SYNOPSIS: The trial of seven Arab guerrillas, all accused of sabotage, took place at the district courthouse in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday.

    The chief prosecutor at the Assizes court is District Attorney, Nicos Haralambous, seen here entering the building. The trial was postponed from last month.

    The seven Arabs arrived in a van under close guard. They are charged with attacking the Israeli Ambassador' residence in Nicosia and an Israeli airliner at Nicosia airport in April of this year. One Arab was killed in the shooting that followed the attacks. Another is believed to have escaped. One Cypriot policeman is still recovering from five bullet wounds.

    In a statement read at the preliminary hearings last month, the Arabs said they launched the attacks as revenge for the death of an agent of the Palestine guerrilla organisation, Al Fatah. The agent was killed in a bomb explosion at a Nicosia hotel in January.

    The trial is expected to last several days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PEGA3LYZYKJW35BH7CIRIJUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PEGA3LYZYKJW35BH7CIRIJUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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