• Short Summary

    In Lebanon, a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said on Monday (9 July) that Palestinian commandos have trained as fighter pilots and are ready to die in suicide raids on israeli cities.

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    In Lebanon, a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said on Monday (9 July) that Palestinian commandos have trained as fighter pilots and are ready to die in suicide raids on israeli cities. Ahmed Jibrial, Secretary General of the PFLP said a palestinian suicide pilot would be able to strike anywhere in israel including Tel Aviv, Haifa and jerusalem.

    SYNOPSIS: Captain Ahmed Jibril, who heads the PFLP General Command, told newsmen that the group has trained pilots to operate the latest Soviet built MIG - 23s. None of the commando groups under the umbrella of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) have any aircraft. But Captain Jibril left no doubt that he expected the eventual delivery of planes to his fighters. He warned that if Israel continued, as he put it," to annihilate the Palestinians" they would resort to the air force.

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    Captain Jibril's radical group made headlines in April, 1974, when three commandos slipped into an Israeli village and seized scores of hostages. In the ensuing battle with the Israeli army, all three commandos were killed and eighteen Israelis died. Captain Jibril said in future suicide raids with the use of aircraft means they will need only one person to carry out a mission.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53NO0C5LB57Y5DDZ0DPTNPM9N
    Media URN:
    VLVA53NO0C5LB57Y5DDZ0DPTNPM9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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