• Short Summary

    Israel is to offer ex-gratis payments to the families of the 106 people who died when Israeli fighters forced down a Libyan airliner over the Sinai Desert on Wednesday (21 February).

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    Israel is to offer ex-gratis payments to the families of the 106 people who died when Israeli fighters forced down a Libyan airliner over the Sinai Desert on Wednesday (21 February).

    The decision was made at a regular cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday (25 February), presided over by the Israeli Prime Minister, Mrs. Golda Meir.

    Payments are also being offered to the seven passengers and crew members who survived when the Libyan Airlines Boeing 727 was fired on and brought down by Israeli Air Force Phantom jets.

    A statement issued after Sunday's Cabinet meeting said there would be no government inquiry into the events leading up to the crash. It was emphasised that the payments offer did not mean that Israel was admitting blame for the loss of life.

    Among those present at the Cabinet meeting were Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban; the Defence Minister Moshe Dayan; Israeli Chief of Staff Lieut.-General David Elazar; Minister of Finance Pinhas Sapir; Commerce and Industry Minister Haim Bar-Lev; Posts, Transport and Communications Minister Shimon Peres, and Justice Minister Ya'acov Shapiro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMRH7QR2HT4CVMAV2SR023M1R
    Media URN:
    VLVADMRH7QR2HT4CVMAV2SR023M1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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