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Air France Hijacking / Israel #1006540

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1976
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(Studio: John Chancellor) 101 hostages released by Palestinian hijackers and flown to Paris. 110 still held at Entebbe, Uganda airport. 85 are from Israel. Hijackers say they’ll execute hostages Sunday unless demands are met. Israel agrees to negotiate with hijackers.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Steve Delaney) Relatives of hostages met with Israeli government representatives. Groups forces way in to see Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. [Transport minister Gad YA’ACOBI – says made decision to save lives of Israeli hostages.] Terrorists in Israeli jails include Kozo Okamoto, only survivor of Japanese Red Army Squad that murdered 20 in 1972 and Greek Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capucci convicted in 1974 of gun smuggling into Israel for Palestine Liberation Organization. Series of special prayers held at Waiting Wall and at synagogues.

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve

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