In Libya on Saturday (24 February) the Libyan Minister for Information, Mr. Abu zaid Dmar?
In Libya on Saturday (24 February) the Libyan Minister for Information, Mr. Abu zaid Dmar Dorda, accused Israel of premeditated murder in the dawning of the Libyan airliner over sinel. 1??? people died in the crash.
Mr. Dorda told a news conference in Benghazi that the Israeli action of intercepting the airliner and firing at it was "an act of air piracy and murder". He added that "no sane human being could believe the Israeli farce about the "plane incident".
Mr. Dorda said that while Israel had alleged that the pilot had refused instructions to land, it had admitted that the Boeing's undercarriage had been lowered in preparation for a landing.
The news conference took place as Benghazi was draped in mourning for the arrival of a special "plane bringing back the bodies of Libyans killed.
Newsmen also heard a tape recording of conversation from the flight deck just before the crash.