Funerals have been taking place in Israel for the victims of Tuesday's (May 30) Lod Airport shooting, in which 27 people were gunned to death by three Japanese terrorists working for the Palestinian guerrillas.
GV People outside & entering Weizmann Institute of Science (3 shots)
MV People inside Institute
CU Meir Weissgal of Institute seated
GV People filing past Prof. Katzir's coffin (2 shots)
MX EXT. Japanese Ambassador & others arriving (2 shots)
SCU Dayan arriving
MV President Shazar arriving
SCU Ben Gurion arriving
MV F.M. Eban & wife arriving (2 shots)
MV Coffin carried out - family following
SCU & GV Perce, Dep. P.M. Allon & Wei???gal & others (2 shots)
SCU Members of family crying
GV People looking on
MV Coffin of Mrs Oslander carried into Givat Shaul cemetery
SCU Mourner crying & carrying flowers
GV Coffin lowered into grave & covered as mourners crowd around weeping (5 shots)
Initials SGM/0401 SGM/0440
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Funerals have been taking place in Israel for the victims of Tuesday's (May 30) Lod Airport shooting, in which 27 people were gunned to death by three Japanese terrorists working for the Palestinian guerrillas.
In Tel Aviv today (Friday), two very different funerals. The first, that of Professor Aharon Katzir Katchalsky, one of Israel's most prominent scientists and a member of the world-famous Weizmann Institute, attended by President Shazar, Deputy Prime Minister Allon, Foreign Minister Eban, Defence Minister Dayan, Transport Minister Peres, elder statesman Ben Gurion, and the Japanese Ambassador. The second, that of Mrs Aviv??? Oslander a 44-year-old mother of two children.
SYNOPSIS: Crowds waiting outside Israel's famous Weizmann Institute of Science on Friday - to attend the funeral of Professor Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky. A member of the Institute and one of the country's most prominent scientists, Professor Katzir was among the twenty-seven people who died as a result of the Lod Airport shooting in which three Japanese gunmen opened fire in the crowded customs hall. The Institute's Lifetime Chairman Meir Weissgal, was among the prominent mourners who were joined by hundreds of Israelis to file past Professor Katzir's coffin. An early arrival was the Japanese Ambassador - who had earlier conveyed his country's regrets and sympathy to the Israeli people.
Defence Minister Moshe Dayan was followed by President Shazar at the head of a long line of personalities who attended the funeral.
Elder statesman David Benn Gurion - arrived ahead of Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Mrs Eban. Their condolences were joined by those of hundreds of scientists who cabled their sympathies from all over the world, conveying their condemnation of the act which brought the deaths of so many.
Also present - Transport Minister Peres and Deputy Prime Minister Allon - standing with the other mourners as the coffin was laid on the Institute's steps.
In another part of the city - the funeral of another of the victims: Mrs Aviva Oslander. A forty-four-year-old mother of two children, Mrs Oslander was a resident of Tel Aviv - and her funeral took place in the city's Givat Shaul cemetery. Although there were no prominent mourners and no official ceremonies, Mrs Oslander's burial was attended by a large crowd of people - many of whom had never known her.