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History of Arab Terrorism #225087

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 05, 1972
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(Studio) Arab guerrillas' history of attacks featured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Palestine Arab refugees from war of 1948 wait in camps for a miracle to let them return to homes in Israel. United Nations negotiations, guerrilla warfare fail. In 1970, West airliners hijacked by radical Palestinians to force decision. Jordan's King Hussein smashes threat to his rule. Black September movement rose from that defeat and assassinated Hussein's P. Min. In May, 1972, Black September hijacked Sabena Belgian airliner, held passengers at Tel Aviv airport, demanding release of Arab prisoners in Israel. Commandos killed or captured. Tel Aviv airport massacre follows, done by 3 Japanese trained by Arabs. Now Olympic terrorism erupts. [Arab League representative, Ambassador Talib EL-SHIBIB - says Arabs oppose violence. Says concrete action must be taken to understand motivation of terrorists.] No Arab nation endorses terrorist action.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) There were no denunciations of action by Arab leaders either, with exception of King Hussein.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.
Duration:
00:03:30

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