• Short Summary

    IN ATHENS THE TRIAL HAS OPENED OF TWO ARAB COMMANDOS ACCUSED OF CARRYING OUT THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON AN EL AL AIRLINER AT ATHENS AIRPORT ON BOXING DAY 1968.

  • Description

    IN ATHENS THE TRIAL HAS OPENED OF TWO ARAB COMMANDOS ACCUSED OF CARRYING OUT THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON AN EL AL AIRLINER AT ATHENS AIRPORT ON BOXING DAY 1968. IN THE ATTACK A PASSENGER WAS KILLED AND A HOSTESS INJURED.

    THE TWO ARAB COMMANDOS, WHO FACE A POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCE ON CHARGES OF WILFUL MANSLAUGHTER AFTER ATTACKING THE ISRAELI AIRLINER, CLAIMED IN COURT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY 21ST MARCH) THAT THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF KILLING ANYONE. MAHMOUD MOHAMAD, 26, A TEACHER AND HIS COMPANION STUDENT MAHER HUSSEIN SULEIMAN, 20, HEARD THE EVIDENCE OF SIXTEEN PROSECUTION WITNESSES THROUGH AN INTERPRETER. DESCRIPTIONS OF MACHINE-GUN FIRE AND INCENDIARY GRENADES WERE GIVEN. THEY TOLD THE COURT THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF KILLING ANYONE BUT ONLY SOUGHT TO DESTROY THE EL AL AIRCRAFT. THE TWO MEN ARE MEMBERS OF THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE.

    THE COURT ADJOURNED UNTIL MONDAY MORNING, AND IT IS EXPECTED THE TRIAL WILL END ON TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKFR6AQ9EDFNFW3PLDJWJECNI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKFR6AQ9EDFNFW3PLDJWJECNI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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