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Air France Hijacking / Israel #44313

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1976
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(Studio) Israel agrees to negotiate with Palestinian terrorists, who release 101 more hostages but still hold 109 hostages in Uganda. 98 passengers reported to be Israelis or Jews of other ntlities. Hijackers say all will die unless 53 freedom fighters released from jails in 5 cntrys. and flown Sunday to Uganda.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Relatives of Israeli hostages storm military compound where Premier Yitzhak Rabin's office is. Israel to talk to hijackers through France. [Interior minister Josef BURG - says saving lives is most important.] [WOMAN - says Israel must negotiate.] [MAN - says releasing murderers will cause events that will make Israel sorry.] Pol. prisoners incl.: Kozo Okamoto, Japanese terrorist sentenced to life for 1972 airport massacre and Greek Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, sentenced in 1974 for 12 years for arms smuggling to Palestinian terrorists in Israel. Special prayers said at Wailing Wall for Israeli hostages.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

Reasoner, Harry;
Seamans, Bill

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