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Mideast / Israel, Libya #24624

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1973
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(Studio) Israeli Defense Min. Moshe Dayan says Israel justified in shooting down Libyan passenger plane because plane demonstrated hostile intentions over Israeli occupied territory.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sinai, Israel) Incident comes at worst possible time because Israeli Prime Min. Golda Meir scheduled to visit Washington, DC in a week to talk with Nixon about peace in Mideast. About 106 people killed in crash. Israel says pilot should have heeded Israeli plane signals to land. [Israeli Air Force Major General Mordechai HOD - says plane flying over sensitive area and acting suspiciously. All curtains on plane down; no passengers visible.] [Passenger Feisal Hassan El SHARIFF - recalls plane being hit and nothing after that.] [Israeli CITIZEN - says Israel would not have downed plane if knew it was passenger plane.] [Israeli CITIZEN - says is sad and is ashamed of Israeli action.] [Israeli Dep. Min. Moshe DAYAN - says Israeli action military, not political Had nothing to do with Israeli attitude towards Libya.]
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) At United Nations various reactions to incident heard.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) [Egyptian spokesperson Mahmond AMR - says incident makes settlement of Mideast situation more urgent.]

McVane, John;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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