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Mideast / Tel Aviv Shootings #20949

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1972
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(Studio) Death toll from Tel Aviv airport massacre Tuesday, rises to 26. Security precautions tightened in various sections of Mideast. Israeli war planes fly over south Lebanon where Palestinian guerrillas, who claim responsibility for attack, are based. Women and children evacuated from Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon; extra antiaircraft guns set up at Beirut airport.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Following shoot-up at Tel Aviv airport by 3 Japanese working for Arab guerrillas, Israeli authorities tighten up already unprecedented security. It starts before landing planes stop rolling. Passports checked at plane doors. Former Japanese Ambassador to Israel, comes to express condolences for anguish caused by countrymen. Police man bus escorting passengers to terminal. Bags delivered under eye of police. Mbrs. of Puerto Rican pilgrIm group who survived terror, visit those wounded in Tel Hashmire Hospital. Group had come to tour Holy Land. Wife of present Japanese ambassador to Israel, also visits wounded. Every precaution taken against further terrorism.
REPORTER: Russell James

James, Russell;
Reasoner, Harry

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