• Short Summary

    TWO ARABS COMMANDOS, ARRESTED LAST THURSDAY (26 DECEMBER) AFTER THEY HAD ATTACKED AN ISRAELI EL-AL BOEING 707 AIRLINER WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND GRENADES WHILE IT STOOD ON THE TARMAC AT ATHENS AIRPORT, APPEARED IN COURT IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    TWO ARABS COMMANDOS, ARRESTED LAST THURSDAY (26 DECEMBER) AFTER THEY HAD ATTACKED AN ISRAELI EL-AL BOEING 707 AIRLINER WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND GRENADES WHILE IT STOOD ON THE TARMAC AT ATHENS AIRPORT, APPEARED IN COURT IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    THEY WERE GIVEN TWO WEEKS TO PREPARE ANSWERS TO CHARGES WHICH INCLUDE WILFUL MANSLAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE PASSENGERS ON THE ISRAELI AIRCRAFT.

    THE TWO ARABS ARE MAHMOUD MOHAMAD, 25, AND MAHER HUSSEIN SULEIMAN, 19, A STUDENT. THEY FACE POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCES. BOTH CLAIMED THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE.

    ON THURSDAY, THEY RAN ONTO THE TARMAC AT THE AIRPORT AND SPRAYED THE AIRLINER WITHE MACHINE-GUNS AND TOSSED GRENADES AT THE ENGINES. ONE PASSENGER, 40-YEAR-OLD ENGINEER LEON SHIRDAN, WAS KILLED. A HOSTESS, MISS HANNAI SPIRA, 28, WAS INJURED WHEN SHE JUMPED FROM THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE SHOOTING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83FNF1H0GFPLO7V6M1FS9ATSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA83FNF1H0GFPLO7V6M1FS9ATSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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