CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 1977
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(Studio) Israel has asked French government to hold alleged Palestinian terrorists leader Abu Daoud until formal extradition order can be delivered. Daoud believed to be organizer of 1972 Munich Olympic massacre; Daoud wanted in Munich, but West German officials give no indication with regard to request for extradition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Paris, France) Reporter notes events leading to arrest of Daoud, who came to France under Iraqi passport and alias. Arab League members meet re: affair as French officials do same. Reporter talks to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson Ezzedin Kalak with regard to Daoud's part in Munich massacre. [KALAK - says it's not his concern; that Daoud is fighting for freedom of his people.] France now deciding whether to extradite Daoud to West Germany, Israel or fly him to country of his choice.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer
(Jerusalem, Israel) Background on Daoud noted. Grew up in Jerusalem suburb; is said to have been behind Entebbe hijacking. Israelis want him most for Munich massacre. (Film of incident at Munich shown.) Esther Roth is 1 of surviving Israeli athletes from 1972 Olympics; says she doubts French will release Daoud to Israel. [ROTH - says she thinks French will let him go.] Israeli law with regard to terrorist attacks on Israelis anywhere in world noted; has never been tested.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton