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Daoud Release / Reaction #248392

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 11, 1977
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(Studio) French government releases Palestinian leader Abu Daoud, who flies to Algiers, Algeria. Daoud believed to be organizer of 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics; West Germany and Israel asked he be held for extradition. Israel recalls ambassador after French action; West Germany says there's nothing else they can do.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) After court appearance, Daoud collects belongings at Sante prison and boards Air Algerie plane for Algiers at Orly Airport. Arrest had been embarrassing for French relations with Arab ntns.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Jerusalem, Israel) Reaction in Israel, especially from families of slain athletes, noted. Families have petition to French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing to allow Daoud to be tried. [Victim's widow Ankie SPITZER - says families can't believe French would do this.] [Defense minister Shimon PERES - says Daoud is murderer and French action hard to understand.] Comments of foreign minister Yigal Allon noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Kissinger and State Department comments noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

5:45:40 Vietnam / IMF LOAN

(Studio) IMF grants loan to Vietnam; details noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalischer, Peter

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