Trial of Arabs Charged with Attack on El Al Plane in 1968 to Re-open March 21

The postponed trial of two Arabs charged with murder in the fatal attack on an El Al airliner here in December, 1968, will re-open on March 21, it was announced today. The trial was “postponed indefinitely” last week when a dozen key witnesses failed to appear in court on the opening day. The postponement drew angry protests from the Israel Government. The two Arabs machine gunned the Israeli airliner at Athens airport killing one Israeli passenger and injuring a stewardess. Meanwhile Olympic Airlines, Greece’s international air carrier, announced the “temporary suspension” of cargo and mall flights to Israel. The suspension stemmed from Saturday’s fatal crash of a Swiss air jet believed to have been sabotaged by Arab terrorists. Olympic, owned by tycoon Aristotle Onassis, has three flights a week to Tel Aviv.

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