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Mideast / Tel Aviv Shootings #464382

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1972
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(Studio) Israeli P. Min. Golda Meir speaks with sorrow and anger about massacre at Tel Aviv airport. 25 people killed, 78 wounded when 3 Japanese gunmen, hired by Palestinian terrorist organization, opened fire with machine guns and hand grenades in passenger terminal. Japanese flew in on plane from Rome, Italy; weapons hidden in luggage. Mrs. Meir holds Arab countries responsible, especially Lebanon. Implies retaliation saying Israel will find remedy for what happened.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Workmen hose away blood after terrorist attack on fellow Air France passengers, others, in customs hall. 2 Japanese dead, 3rd captured. Israeli Defense Min. Moshe Dayan rushes to airport, as he did May 8 when 4 Arab terrorists hijacked Belgian airliner. That time Israeli troops killed 2 terrorists, foiled hijack. This time troops cordon off airport after attack made in revenge for earlier incident, and to ruin Israel's tourist business. At Tel Hashomer Hospital, doctors perform 43 operations. Hospital not so busy since 6-day war 5 years ago. Arab's Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine says it set up massacre for anniversary of that war. Israel may retaliate against Lebanon for sheltering Popular Front. Some victims came as pilgrims from Puerto Rico to visit Holy Land.
REPORTER: George Montgomery

Reporter(s):
Montgomery, George;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:40

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