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Air France Hijacking / Israeli Raid / Kenya / Reaction #247222

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1976
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(Studio) Israel buries 2 citizens killed in wkend. hostages rescue in Uganda. Border patrols watch for revenge attacks by Palestinian guerrillas. Israel says little of commando raid.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel decided to act when understood there was no point to negotiating with Uganda President Idi Amin Dada. 3 C-130 cargo planes took off with Israeli commandos. Planes carried jeeps with machine guns. Boeing 707 jet painted to resemble El Al jet. Planes flew 2300 mile Actions of Israeli commandos during raid described. 7 terrorists and 20 Ugandan troops killed. Several Ugandan Air Force MiGs destroyed. Commander leading raid and 3 hostages killed. Unit commander General Dan Shomron says operation complex but not difficult. [HOSTAGE - notes friendly relations between hijackers and President Amin.] Israel rejoiced at invasion victory. Funerals shown.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Uganda buries hijackers and its dead. Amin says Uganda reserves right to redress Israeli aggression. He accuses Kenya of collaborating with Israel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nairobi, Kenya) Kenya broke relations with Israel in 1973 after prodding by Arab states. Kenya is friend and partner of Uganda in eastern Africa. President Jomo Kenyatta regrets break with Israel. Arab ntns. haven't provided oil bounties. Amin has done much to wreck Uganda's economy Several Kenyans disappeared in Uganda. Amin recently claimed that large parts of Kenya, incling. Rift Valley, really belong to Uganda. Many Israelis reside in Kenya. Israeli intelligence officers may have tipped off Kenya police that terrorists would try to shoot down El Al jet in January 5 arrested; they are some of the ones the Palestinian hijackers wanted released. Israeli commandos landed in Kenya, en route home from Entebbe Airport. Kenya denies Uganda's collaboration charge. Kenya probably cooperated with Israel.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Many West leaders praise Israel action. Arabs and Soviets condemn action.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Top United States officials elated by Israeli raid. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger pleased. International police force against hijacking proposed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb


(Studio) Christian siege of Palestinian refugee camp at Tell Zaatar prevented Red Cross workers from evacuating wounded. Leftists capture Christian town of Chekka. Sudan and Libya of Arab peace-keeping units skirmish with ea. other in Beirut. Sudan accuses Libya of masterminding abortive coup attempt against President Gaafar al-Nimeiry.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Quint, Bert

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