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Mideast / Israel, Libya, Lebanon #24593

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1973
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(Studio) Libyan passenger plane shot down by Israel while flying over Sinai desert. Israel says pilot ignored repeated warnings to land. 70 reported killed in crash. Prime Min. Golda Meir expresses deep sorrow over incident, but says plane flying over Israeli military installations and should have heeded warnings. Egypt deplores incident. United States expresses concern about effect of incident on Mideast peace initiatives. Crash took place soon after Israel conducted raid on Arab guerrilla camp deep in Lebanese territory.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Israel) Israelis say killed 40 terrorists at camp. 1 Turkish terrorist captured. Mbrs. terrorist group responsible for Tel Aviv airport massacre and Munich Olympic tragedy. Defense Min. Moshe Dayan and Israeli Chief of Staff General David Elazar comment. [ELAZAR - says raid important]
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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