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Mideast / Arab Terrorists and Thai Israeli Embassy #462118

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 28, 1972
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(Studio) 4 Arab terrorists armed with submachine guns take over Israeli embassy in Thailand. Seize hostages and threaten to kill them unless 36 imprisoned terrorists released by Israel. Arabs members Black September group, same group responsible for Olympic slaying of Israelis.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bangkok, Thailand) Most Thais celebrating naming of King's son as crown prince when 4 Black September terrorists break into Israeli embassy and take 6 hostages. Most police tied up with investiture ceremony of crown prince. Arabs demand release 36 Palestinians held in Israel. Also demand bodies 2 Japanese terrorists killed in Olympic incident be sent Jerusalem. Thai deputy prime Min. General Praphas says Thailand neutral in Mideast conflict. Offers safe passage if Arabs give up hostages. Israeli Ambassador Avimor appears on scene; as does Egyptian ambassador Thais hint Arabs agree to leave embassy and hostages in return for 2 high ranking officers to accompany Arabs to Cairo, Egypt.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

(Studio) Golda Meir holds meeting with cabinet over issue. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat renews call for war on Israel. Has no comment on Thai incident.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John

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