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    Israel has proposed that the world community should declare aircraft hi-jacking an international crime, the Foreign Minister, Abba Eban told his country's Parliament, the Knesset, at a special session last night (September 15).

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    Israel has proposed that the world community should declare aircraft hi-jacking an international crime, the Foreign Minister, Abba Eban told his country's Parliament, the Knesset, at a special session last night (September 15).

    Mr. Eban said Israel had made three other proposals. It had called for sanctions against States giving shelter to hi-jackers or aiding them; these would include a ban on air traffic to and from such States and termination of services to their national airlines.

    Secondly, it had urged the establishment of an international body to deal with hi-jacking or damage to civil aviation.

    Thirdly, it had called for co-operation for strengthening security measures at airports, on aircraft and in postal services.

    Mr. Eban said Israel opposed blackmail but would not go against a decision to release the girl hi-jacker Leila Khaled.

    The Knesset Members voted that Israel's proposed Aviation Law, which would lay down penalties for hi-jackers to bring the country into line with the Tokyo Convention, be referred to the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMUG8PQHYWADQPM6YQJ67E0MQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACMUG8PQHYWADQPM6YQJ67E0MQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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    N/A

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