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Two Jewish Youths Held in Israel on Charges of Planning Hijack

Police disclosed the arrest of two Jewish youths on suspicion of planning to hijack an airliner at Lydda Airport. They identified the men taken into custody as Jerzy Korono, 25 and Bronislaw Gora, 23, both of whom immigrated from Poland five years ago. According to police, the pair intended to force an airliner to fly over several European capitals where they would drop leaflets denouncing the Israel Government for contemplating the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Arab territories occupied in the Six-Day War. Police said they found a Karl Gustav submachine gun and two loaded magazines in Korono’s home along with handwritten copies of the leaflets the men intended to print. There appeared to be no connection between the alleged plot and the five hijackings and attempted hijackings by Arab terrorists on Aug. 30.

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