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Mideast / Tel Aviv Shootings #223233

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1972
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(Studio) Israeli P. Min. Golda Meir accuses Lebanon of sheltering Arab guerrillas responsible for yesterday's attack on Tel Aviv Airport. 25 people killed by team of hired Japanese terrorists who opened fire inside terminal with submachine guns and grenades. Mrs. Meir says Beirut harbors terrorist headquarters
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tel Aviv, Israel) 78 people wounded in airport massacre. 26 Puerto Rican pilgrims, arriving for tour of Holy Lands, among victims. Marxist Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claims responsibility for killings. 2 of 3 attackers killed, 3rd captured. [Witness, Michael MARCUS - describes running for his life.] [Israeli Transportation Min., Shimon PERES - says government will take measures to meet new menace facing air traffic.] Defense forces implement new, strict security operation. Israeli retaliation against Arabs expected.

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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