The son of the British-Israeli woman missing in Uganda, Ilan Hartuv, has sent a cable to Uganda's President, Idi Amin, asking him "to send Dora Bloch back to her family".
The son of the British-Israeli woman missing in Uganda, Ilan Hartuv, has sent a cable to Uganda's President, Idi Amin, asking him "to send Dora Bloch back to her family". He told newsmen in Jerusalem on July 8th that he had said in the cable that he believed Amin's statement in Entebbe, to the hostages, that no innocent people would be harmed. Hartuv said his mother had gone into hospital on doctor's advice after a piece of meat stuck in her throat during a meal at the Entebbe airport on Friday. The last time anyone was known to have seen her was on the following Sunday morning. Meanwhile, it was disclosed that two of the terrorists who took part in the hijack, and who were presumably killed, came from the occupied west Bank. One, named Jaber (full name above) came from Hebron, where his family today was in mourning. Friends told newsmen that he had "gone away some years ago". They declined to say if they had known of his involvement with the Palestine terrorists. In Beit Jala, hometown of the other terrorist, nobody wanted to talk much about it. Life went on as normal but people took an exceptional interest in today's newspapers, which showed photos of the two men. One man told newsmen that el-Arja had last lived in Beit Jala about ten years ago. It was believed that since then he had studied at Cairo university and joined the PLO there. Fuller info Reuters.