• Short Summary

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation -- anxious not to lose sympathy after recent diplomatic success -- on Wednesday (27 November) announced the arrest and show trial of 26 people suspected of involvement in the hi-jacking of a British Airways VC-10 jet at Dubai.

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    The Palestine Liberation Organisation -- anxious not to lose sympathy after recent diplomatic success -- on Wednesday (27 November) announced the arrest and show trial of 26 people suspected of involvement in the hi-jacking of a British Airways VC-10 jet at Dubai.

    Hi-jacking and hostage-taking -- once hailed by the Palestinians as heroic acts necessary to regain their rights -- are now regarded as treason by the P.L.O. leadership.

    The Director of the P.L.O. office in Beirut, Mr. Shafik Al-Hout told a news conference he thought the P.L.O. would put the 26 on trial in public "so everybody will see that the P.L.O. has passed the punishment seen necessary against them."
    Mr. Al-Hout explained how the suspects were rounded up.

    Mr. Hout said the P.L.O. -- overall authority of the mail guerrilla groups -- would do its utmost in future to half hi-jacking operations. But be cautioned; "We are no a state, and if we become a state, it is not good for us to begin by setting up a prison".

    The P.L.O. has been demanding the surrender of the four rebel gunmen who hi-jacked the VC-10 airliner from Dubai to Tunis and killed one of their 43 hostages. The four men are now in custody in Tunisia, with very few friends in the Arab world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF27H2NESPV3Q0D259SYVZWXHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF27H2NESPV3Q0D259SYVZWXHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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