• Short Summary

    TWO ARAB COMMANDOS WHO RIDDLED AN EL-AL ISRAELI AIRLINER WITH MACHINE-GUN FIRE JUST BEFORE IT WAS DUE TO TAKE OFF FROM ATHENS HAVE BEEN CHARGED TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH WILFUL MANSLAUGHTER.

  • Description

    TWO ARAB COMMANDOS WHO RIDDLED AN EL-AL ISRAELI AIRLINER WITH MACHINE-GUN FIRE JUST BEFORE IT WAS DUE TO TAKE OFF FROM ATHENS HAVE BEEN CHARGED TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH WILFUL MANSLAUGHTER. MEANWHILE, GREEK POLICE HAVE BEEN STANDING GUARD OVER THE DAMAGED AIRCRAFT AT ATHENS AIRPORT.

    ONE OF THE FORTY PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE EL-AL BOEING 707 WAS KILLED AND AN AIRHOSTESS WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    THE TWO GUNMEN, 25-YEAR-OLD TEACHER MAHMOUD MOHAMAD AND 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT MAHEB B. SLEIMAN, ALSO HURLED FIVE INCENDIARY GRENADES AT THE BOEING, WHEN THEY ATTACKED THE AIRCRAFT. AIRPORT POLICE QUICKLY OVERPOWERED THEM AFTER A BRIEF STRUGGLE. THE TWO MEN WERE HELD UNDER GUARD AT THE AIRPORT POLICE STATION. THEY TOLD POLICE THAT THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE, WHICH LATER SAID IN BEIRUT THAT IT HAD ORDERED THE ATTACK.

    THE EL-AL BOEING WAS TO FLY TO PARIS AND NEW YORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7B9KOUB2835D065IHWRWXYNEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7B9KOUB2835D065IHWRWXYNEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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