• Short Summary

    An Israeli Military Court today (Monday) sentenced two young Arab girls to life imprisonment for their part in the hijacking of a Belgian airliner last May.

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    1.
    SV Accused girls take places in dock
    0.10

    2.
    SV Court rises
    0.11

    3.
    GV Military judges sit
    0.16

    4.
    SV Accused listening to verdict
    0.26

    5.
    CU Tribunal President Alpern speaks
    0.34

    6.
    SCU Halasseh listens PAN & ZOOM IN TO Tannous
    1.05

    7.
    SV Alpern speaks APN TO accused in dock
    1.17

    8.
    SV Tribunal rises & leaves
    1.22

    9.
    SV Condemned girls interpreter & guard leaving dock
    1.33



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An Israeli Military Court today (Monday) sentenced two young Arab girls to life imprisonment for their part in the hijacking of a Belgian airliner last May. The three judges in Sarafand passed the sentence by a majority ruling -- two advocated life imprisonment, the third favoured the death penalty for the two accused, 21-year-old Rima Tannous and 19-year-old Therose Halasseh.

    The judges rejected the girls' claims that they had been unwilling tools of the male hijackers on May 8 and 9, when they held 100 passengers and crew of a Sabena aircraft hostage at Lydda Airport, demanding the release of hundreds of Arab guerrillas from Israeli prisons. The two girls were the only survivors - their two male partners were shot dead when Israeli troops stormed the aircraft disguised as maintenance men.

    In the passing of sentence, Tribunal President Lieutenant-Colonel Ayaron Alpern said the girls had "willingly and knowingly" participated in a "barbaric deed of holding innocent hostages under threat of explosives to secure the release of criminals."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8W91IGDFD46YOFG76PJIUSRKR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W91IGDFD46YOFG76PJIUSRKR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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