• Short Summary

    THERE WERE EMOTIONAL SCENES AS 12 ISRAELIS FROM A JET HI-JACKED TO ALGIERS RETURNED TO LOD AIRPORT, TEL AVIV EARLY TODAY.

  • Description

    THERE WERE EMOTIONAL SCENES AS 12 ISRAELIS FROM A JET HI-JACKED TO ALGIERS RETURNED TO LOD AIRPORT, TEL AVIV EARLY TODAY.

    THE 12 MEN WERE RELEASED AFTER 39 DAYS IN ALGIERS. THEY WERE GREETED WITH HUGS AND KISSES FROM THEIR FAMILIES.

    THE MEN HAD FLOWN FROM ROME WHERE THEY FLEW AFTER ALGERIA RELEASED THE ISRAELI EL AL BOEING 707 WHICH WAS HI-JACKED BY THREE ARAB NATIONALISTS. MORE ISRAELI PASSENGERS WERE RELEASED SEVERAL DAYS LATER.

    THE RELEASE ENDED LONG NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ALGERIA WHO USED UNITED NATIONS SPOKESMEN AS INTERMEDIARIES.

    ISRAEL IS NOW EXPECTED TO FREE AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER OF PALESTINIANS SERVING SENTENCES FOR GUERILLA ACTIVITIES. THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO STAND AS GUARANTOR FOR THEIR RELEASE, ACCORDING TO ALGERIAN SOURCES.

    THE RELEASED BOEING, FLOWN BY A FRENCH CREW, WAS DUE TO LEAVE FOR TEL AVIV SHORTLY AFTER THE 12 FREED MEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKMYSTZJX8Q92P39GG0B2EPU8
    Media URN:
    VLVACKMYSTZJX8Q92P39GG0B2EPU8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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