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Hijack Victim Leaves Hospital

May 26, 1972
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Wilfred Kardowski, the German Jew who was shot when disguised Israeli soldiers liberated a hijacked Belgian airliner here May 9, left Tel Hashomer Hospital today with a promise to doctors and nurses that he would throw a party Sunday for all the personnel in his ward. He also invited the “angels in white”–the paratroopers dressed as technicians who shot him accidentally in their sudden attack.

Two other injured passengers were released two weeks ago, but a third, Mrs. Miriam Holtzberg, 22, died of her wounds. Two of the four Arab hijackers were killed and two were injured. Kardowski said he would return to West Germany for a rest and then resume work in Israel in July on his film about the Nahal, the Israeli Army’s agricultural-military unit.

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