• Short Summary

    LOD AIRPORT, OUTSIDE THE ISRAELI CAPITAL, TEL AVIV, WAS ACTIVE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS TO AND FROM ZURICH, IN SWITZERLAND, WHERE ARAB COMMANDOES YESTERDAY ATTACKED AN EL AL AIRLINER.

  • Description

    LOD AIRPORT, OUTSIDE THE ISRAELI CAPITAL, TEL AVIV, WAS ACTIVE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS TO AND FROM ZURICH, IN SWITZERLAND, WHERE ARAB COMMANDOES YESTERDAY ATTACKED AN EL AL AIRLINER. MR. GIDEON RAFAEL, THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY, WAS AMONG PASSENGERS WHO RETURNED TO TEL AVIV TODAY.

    ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER MR. ABBA EBAN SAID MR. RAFAEL HAD TELEPHONED FROM ZURICH TO GIVE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE ATTACK. ON HIS RETURN TO TEL AVIV TODAY MR. RAFAEL HELD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE, WHERE HE DESCRIBED THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE RAID.

    AMONG DEPARTURES FROM LOD AIRPORT WAS THE WIFE OF TRAINEE PILOT YORAM PERES, 25, WHO WAS WOUNDED INT HE ATTACK AND IS NOW SERIOUSLY ILL IN A ZURICH HOSPITAL.

    THE GENERAL MANAGER OF EL AL, MR. MORDECAI BEN-ARI, WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO BRIEF DEPARTING TECHNICAL STAFF BEFORE THEY LEFT FOR ZURICH. MR BEN-ARI SAID ARRANGEMENTS HAD BEEN MADE FOR ALL REGULAR EL AL FLIGHTS TO GO ON AS SCHEDULED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4INDYX356KCSSTNGON5MMZ3N
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4INDYX356KCSSTNGON5MMZ3N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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