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Israeli Group Rejects Interception

The Israeli Association of Air Traffic. Controllers joined last night the Israeli Association of Pilots in dissociating themselves from the interception of the Lebanese airliner on Aug. 10. A letter to this effect was sent to the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ main office in London.

The letter requested that the Air Traffic Controllers Association’s stand be made known to all members of the Federation. The letter also stressed that while it subscribed to all international resolutions condemning air hijacking it obviously could not have prevented the Israeli action over Beirut 14 days ago.