NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 12, 1976
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(Studio) 4 killed in Wednesday's attempted hijack of Israeli airliner at Istanbul airport by Arab terrorists. 1 of 4 was American, Harold Rosenthal, assistant on staff of Senator Jacob Javits. Javits deplores hijacking as insane.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) 2 captured terrorists say they're members of PLO trained in Libya and that orders were to kill as many Israelis as possible in reprisal for Israeli rescue of hostages last month in Uganda. Now believe only these 2 involved. Turkish officials say terrorists will be charged with murder and may get death penalty; terrorists rptdly. said they've done mission and aren't sorry. 1 American, 1 Japanese and 2 Israelis killed; over 30 wounded; many bystanders not on way to Israel. Wounded who were able were flown to Tel Aviv where Israeli officials again call for tighter international security precautions. Israeli officials also say they will pursue future terrorists to any country that aids them, incling. Libya.
REPORTER: David Burrington (Films of Istanbul and Tel Aviv shown)