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USSR / Hijacking / Israel #113457

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 02, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Background to bus hijacking in Ordzhonikidze, USSR , reviewed. Report introduced.

(Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Flying of hijackers to Israel featured; details given, scenes shown, exchange between pilot and airport communications played and quoted on screen. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - comments on surrender of hijackers.] Intercommunication between Israel and USSR during incident detailed; implications for USSR - Israeli relations examined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Jerry King) Events of hijacking in USSR and government's handling of case featured; scenes shown. [Soviet SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says armed bandits have commandeered school business] Briefness of coverage of incident on Soviet television noted. Unusual nature of handling of hijacking by Soviet government and of cooperation between USSR and Israel reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry;
Reynolds, Dean

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