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Terrorism / Reactions / Israel / England #242778

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 09, 1976
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(Studio) Govts. handle terrorist acts differently.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Israel) May `74 film shows terrorism at Maalot. 3 guerrillas took children hostage. Israel refuses to meet demands and attacks. 24 killed. Not meeting terrorist demands taken for granted in Israel.

(London, England) British rarely attack, prefer wait and see. [Scotland Yard leader, Sir Robert MARK - says police rarely carry firearms here. Only react to violence; never initiate it.] September `75 film shown of 3 would-be robbers holding 9 hostage. Police never make deals. In December `75 siege by 4 IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists of couple, Scotland Yard relies on camaraderie between captives and captors. Police try to wear terrorists down psychologically. Methods noted.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

(Israel) Israel interested in British method, but feels waiting game requires too much patience. [Defense minister, Shimon PERES - notes there's probably cooler situation with regard to Anglo-Saxon type confrontation. Patience short and hostility deep in Mideast. Must act quickly with nervous armed person.] Israel takes precautions to keep terrorists out of country 1500 terrorists killed in Israel since `68; 3000 in Israeli prisons. No capital punishment here.

Mudd, Roger;
Peterson, Susan;
Simon, Bob

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