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Israel / Terrorism / Air France Hijacking #44669

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1976
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(Studio) Israeli cabinet mins. consider making death penalty mandatory for convicted terrorists. Report on funeral of commander who led raid which rescued 104 Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Jerusalem, Israel) 3 hostages and commander died in raid. State funeral held for 30 year old commander, Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu. Commander's background noted. His father teaches at Cornell University Parents and brother present for funeral. [Defense Min. Shimon PERES - says Uganda helped hijackers against hostages.] Israel maintains that lack of precautions by Air France led to hijacking.
REPORTER: Andrew Meisels

(Studio) Air France promises tighter security checks in future. Report on Israeli raid.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Commandos flew 2300 mile aboard 3 C-130 cargo planes to Uganda. File film shows C-130. Rte. of flight speculated on. Israel built part of Entebbe Airport, trained Uganda's Air Force and had advisory force there until 1973. Israel interviewed hostages released early. Hostages shown on arrival in Paris, France, Wednesday Rptd. Israeli negotiating team in Uganda headed by colonel in Israel's military intelligence, Baruch Bar-Lev. He rptdly. coordinated from Uganda with Israeli strike force. Leader of raid, Brigadier General Dan Shomron, and commander who was killed are only identified commandos. Israel admits Kenya's help with raid. Kenya allowed refueling and wounded to be sent to hospitals. Few details released about raid.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Meisels, Andrew;
Reasoner, Harry

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