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Mideast / French Gunboats / Israel #3554

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 1969
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(Studio) 5 gunboats that slipped away from France apparently to be point of Israeli Navy. In E. Mediterranean, heading toward Israel. Sicily vessel reports crafts escorted by Israeli crafts. Report on gunboats near Malta.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mediterranean Sea) 2 of 5 gunboats shown. No flags and no markings. Calculated ships to reach Haifa by midnight or early dawn. 100's of Israelis gather on Mt. Carmel to get glimpse of ships.
REPORTER: Brian Nolan

Nolan, Brian;
Reynolds, Frank

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