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Israel to Propose Ban on Air Traffic to Countries Involved with Hijackers, Saboteurs

Israel will propose sanctions amounting to a virtual ban on all air traffic to countries involved with aerial hijackers or saboteurs, when the International Civil Aviation Organization meets in extraordinary session in Montreal June 16-30, it was disclosed here today. The Israeli proposal will include the suspension of all air traffic to and from such countries and the denial of all air services to its national airlines and other aircraft. It has already been circulated in advance to the members of the ICAO along with the draft of a suggested resolution “condemning the criminal acts recently perpetrated against international civil aviation…and affirming its determination to maintain at all costs the security of international air transport.” The Montreal meeting was initiated by ten member states of the ICAO after their representatives were approached by Premier Golda Meir in the aftermath of last February’s fatal sabotage to an Israel-bound Swiss air jet.