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Israel / Boat Hijacking #106799

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 08, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Mtg. of Arab League summit in Jordan reported Hijacking of boat off coast of Israel by Abu Nidal's Palestinian terrorist org. in order to embarrass King Hussein of Jordan reported

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Hilary Bowker) Seizing of French-registered boat off coast of Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip reported; map shown. Belgium foreign minister Leo Tindemans noted trying to discover what happened to Belgians on boat. Abu Nidal noted blamed for massacre at Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria, airports in 1985; scenes shown. Israeli military sources noted considering what to do next. Hijackers' claim that attack is blow to King Hussein reported

(Amman, Jordan: Barrie Dunsmore) Yasir Arafat's group, Al-Fatah, said claiming kidnapping was slap at Arab summit host, King Hussein. Arafat and Amir of Kuwait shown arriving for conference Saudi Arabia's sending of Prince Abdallah, not King Fahd, to summit said indicating that Saudis not prepared to fight for strong sanctions against Iran. [Jordan minister of information Mohammed al-KHATIB - says hope is to find way to end Iran-Iraq War.] King Hussein's call for Arab unity discussed. Iraq president Saddam Hussein said hoping for continue Arab support against Iran. Position of president Hafez al-Assad of Syria noted.

Bowker, Hilary;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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