• Short Summary

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan, speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Saturday (August II), defended his government's action in forcing down an Arab airliner the previous day.

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    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan, speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Saturday (August II), defended his government's action in forcing down an Arab airliner the previous day.

    General Dayan had earlier spoken to the nation on television, saying that the Israeli fighters had intercepter the airliner and made it land at an Israeli airbase under his personal orders. He also admitted the objective of the mission had not been achieved.

    At his press conference, General Dayan described Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Dr. George Habash as 'a chief murderer', at the head of 'a most extreme, murderous organisation'.

    Blaming the PLO for the recent Athens airport shootings and the hijacking of the Japanese jumbo jetliner, General Dayan said Israel would continue to strike at guerrillas wherever and whenever possible, but would never authorise action endangering civilians.

    The following is an extract from the conference with General Dayan speaking in English. Our film also includes brief excerpts of his television address to the Israeli people in Hebrew.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWICDBY6PPU9RY0XFRAUXPSL7
    Media URN:
    VLVABWICDBY6PPU9RY0XFRAUXPSL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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