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Mideast / Arab Terrorists In Thailand #19090

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 1972
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(Studio) Yesterday Arab terrorists seized 6 Israelis in Israeli embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Wanted to exchange then for terrorists held prisoners in Israel. Finally persuaded to give up hostages in exchange for safe conduct to Egypt. Today terrorists arrive Cairo via chartered plane from Thailand.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Bangkok, Thailand) Terrorists, members Black September group, give up 6 hostages as board plane for Cairo. [Hostage Ruth HADASS - says terrorists weren't aware it was a holiday when they seized control of embassy. Didn't know most personnel not there.] [Israeli embassy 1st Secretary Nitzan HADASS - says guerrillas decided to let them go because they weren't important diplomats.]

Ellis, Rex;
Smith, Howard K.

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