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Maalot Attack / Aftermath #31456

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 16, 1974
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(Studio) Popular Democrat Front for Liberation of Palestine takes credit for Maalot attack. Israeli reprisal occurs in Lebanon; jets attack villages all over country Funeral services held for teenagers killed during yesterday's terrorist attack.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Safed, Israel) Anger and grief widespread among those attending mass funerals. Israeli dignitaries attend funeral; crowd mobs officials. Another funeral service takes place in Maalot for Cohen family, shot by terrorists before seizing school.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Maalot, Israel) School is blatant reminder of inhuman slaughter of children yesterday. Families of survivors roam corridors of hospitals, seeking out wounded children. Residents of town seethe with anger and shock. Most Israelis think only of retaliation.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) Spokesperson for Popular Democrat Front questioned about Maalot killings.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Damascus, Syria) [Spokesperson Abu LEILA - says most hostages 18-20 years old and were members of nationalist organization. 1 Questioned about further action. [LEILA - insists terror will continue till demands of Palestinians met.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Bennett, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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