• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR COMMANDO ATTACK ON BEIRUT AIRPORT - IN WHICH 13 AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED - WAS MADE IN TEL AVIV LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) ONLY HOURS AFTER THE MISSION HAD BEEN COMPLETED.

  • Description


    WRECKAGE AT BEIRUT AIRPORT; ZACHI SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: ZACHI: "THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ISSUED BY THE ARMY SPOKESMAN - THIS EVENING AN ISRAELI COMMANDO UNIT ATTACKED A NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT BELONGING TO ARAB AIRLINES AS THEY WERE PARKED IN BEIRUT AIRPORT. THE UNIT THAT CARRIED OUT THESE OPERATIONS ARE AT THE TIME OF THIS COMMUNIQUE ON ITS WAY BACK TO ITS BASE AND HAD NO CASUALTIES. THE OPERATION IS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRIMINAL ATTACK ON THE EL AL PLANE IN ATHENS AIRPORT IN WHICH ONE OF ITS PASSENGERS WAS KILLED. AS YOU ALREADY KNOW, THE PREPARATIONS OF THE ATTACK ON THE EL AL PLANE STARTED FROM BEIRUT AIRPORT AND THEY BELONG TO A BRANCH OF A SABOTAGE ORGANISATION BASED IN LEBANON. THE ARAB GOVERNMENTS THAT ENABLE THE SABOTAGE ORGANISATIONS TO OPERATE FROM THEIR TERRITORIES MUST REALISE THAT THEY CARRY THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTS OF TERRORISM CARRIED OUT".




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    Background: THE ISRAELI ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR COMMANDO ATTACK ON BEIRUT AIRPORT - IN WHICH 13 AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED - WAS MADE IN TEL AVIV LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) ONLY HOURS AFTER THE MISSION HAD BEEN COMPLETED. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY THE HEAD OF THE MILITARY PRESS OFFICE, MAJOR ZACHI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMX13UVT5AU7MD5BU1YI8O1N
    Media URN:
    VLVADMX13UVT5AU7MD5BU1YI8O1N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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