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Palestinian Terrorist Incident / Egyptian Commando Raid / Cyprus #497520

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1978
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(Studio) Palestinian terrorists' hijacking of plane after assassinating Egyptian newspaper editor ends at Larnaca airport in Cyprus; details noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Larnaca, Cyprus) Photos shown as radio report on incident given. Egyptian commandos' raid on Cyprus Airways jet being held in Larnaca airport by terrorists and fighting between Egyptians and Cypriots as raid got underway detailed. Terrorists' release of hostages noted.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Egyptian government denials in Cairo that raid occurred without permission of Cyprus reported Funeral for assassinated newspaper editor Yussef El-Sebai described. Film shown.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Cairo, Egypt) Reaction of Egyptian people to Sebai's murder and to report that all who went with President Sadat to Israel, include Sadat, would be killed outlined. Details with regard to funeral, include rules of Islam and crowd mood about method of Sebai' s death at hands of Palestinians. Mentioned in report are"Funeral March by Chopin", Egypt's national anthem"My Country, My Country"and President Sadat's absence from funeral, rptdly. for security reasons.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Sadat's response to Sebai's death noted; posthumous award of Egypt's highest military honor, the Collar of the Republic, to Sebai stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Briggs, Fred;
Brown, Hilary;
Savitch, Jessica

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