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Air France Hijacking / Israeli Rescue / Reaction #44649

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 05, 1976
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(Studio) Funerals held in Israel and Uganda as result of wkend. Israeli raid on pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe Airport, Uganda. 3 American transports flew 2500 mile to Uganda with Israeli commandos. They killed 7 hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and destroyed MiG fighters of Ugandan Air Force. Commandos flew to Nairobi, Kenya, refueled; sent wounded to hospitals and returned to Israel. 3 hostages and commanding ofr. of raiding party killed. 71 of hostages were Jewish; rest were French ntls.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tel Aviv, Israel) 4 Israelis buried today. Welcome shown of hostages who were rescued. [Janet ALMOG - says it was planned for hijackers to go to Uganda.] [Akiva LAXER - describes rescue by Israeli soldiers.] Immigrant from USSR , Ida Borochovich, 56, suffered fatal heart attack as she ran for 1 of the rescue planes in Uganda.
REPORTER: Andrew Meisels

(Studio) Hijackers and Ugandan soldiers buried in Kampala. President Idi Amin proclaims 2 days of mourning. Israel places forces on alert in case of reprisals. Amin threatens revenge; he complains to UN. 3rd world and Org. of African States' reaction hostile.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Possible that major of United Nations Security Council will condemn Israel for raid. United States may avoid veto although President Ford congratulated Israel for raid. Uganda can prove that Israel violated its territorial integrity and sovereignty. International diplomacy forbids United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, Kenya and others from applauding raid.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Israel won't disclose route taken by raiding planes due to possible diplomatic consequences.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Meisels, Andrew;
Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John

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