NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 11, 1972
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(Studio) In Jerusalem, Israeli Transport Min. reports warning that German anarchist group plans hijacking of Swiss airline flight to Israel, to blow up plane unless surviving Japanese gunman in Tel Aviv airport massacre is not released. Japanese terrorists trained and paid by Palestinian commandos who want territory, seized by Israel during 6-day war, returned. Yesterday was 5th anniversary of that war and Israel is reluctant to give up any land captured.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(Occupied Sinai) Captured Arab lands are becoming part of Israeli landscape. Bedouin families moved off land, Israelis moved in.
REPORTER: David Burrington
(Sadot Moskau, Occupied Sinai) 10 Israeli settlements planned for area. Bedouin workers hired as laborers. (Occupied Gaza) Israeli leaders say Gaza Strip will never be given back. Arab residents shocked. [Gaza Mayor Ashed SHAWA - opposes Israeli takeover.]
(Suez Canal) Israel reluctant to pull back from borders like Suez Canal, easily defended, unlike old borders. Cairo, Egypt, is within quick striking distance by Israeli jets, but Tel Aviv is too far for most Egyptian planes. Even though Israelis outnumbered and outgunned numerically, new borders help even score.
(Occupied Jordan) In Jordan, 1 bridge to Arab world still open. 150,000 Arab visitors expected this summer. Israel's relations with Jordan are surprisingly good. King Hussein's proposal for Palestine state may prove basis for West Bank settlement.
(E. Jerusalem) Israel has officially annexed E. Jerusalem and Arab families have been expelled from homes to make way for Israeli housing blocs. Israeli Defense Min. Moshe Dayan proposes long-term plans for occupied territories.