• Short Summary

    Victims of the terrorist attack at Tel Aviv airport were buried in San Juan on Tuesday (June 6) after being flown home from Israel.

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    Victims of the terrorist attack at Tel Aviv airport were buried in San Juan on Tuesday (June 6) after being flown home from Israel.

    The 16 Puerto Ricans had been mainly protestant Pilgrims to The Holy Land, and were among the 27 killed and 80 injured when three members of an Arab-inspired Japanese suicide squad stormed the airport with grenades and rifles.

    There were tearful scenes as hundreds of distraught relatives watched a U.S. Air Force plane arrive from Israel with the coffin.

    Thousands more lined the streets of San Jun to watch the funeral procession on its way to The United Evangelical Church of Rio Piedras, where most of the victims had been worshippers.

    The burial service was delayed for nearly two hours as mourners thronged around the coffins in the church interior.

    SYNOPSIS: The bodies of 16 Puerto Ricana killed in the terror attack on the Tel Aviv airport arrive home in San Juan.

    Hundreds of weeping relatives were at the airport to watch the U.S. Air Force place arrive from Israel with the coffins on board. The viotime, on a protestant pilgrimage to The Holy Land, were among the 27 killed and BO injured when Arab-inspired Japanese guerrillas attacked with guns and grenades.

    Thousands of people lined the streets of San Juan to watch the bodies being driven to The United Evangelical Church of Rio Piedras, where most of the victims had been worshippers. Many had saved for several years for the trip to Israel.

    The funeral service was delayed for nearly two hours as mourners thronged around the coffins in the church interior.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VJNYBW02PZJ2GQD6BYO9KX7M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VJNYBW02PZJ2GQD6BYO9KX7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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