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Israeli Pilots Decide to Join Work Stoppage Called by the Ifalpa

October 20, 1977
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Israeli pilots have decided to join a 48-hour work stoppage beginning at noon next Tuesday, called by the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA) to protest foot-dragging in the war against international terrorism. IFALPA said the stoppage, which would virtually paralyze commercial aviation for two days, will be carried out unless the United Nations agrees to a meeting on ways to prevent airplane hijacking and airborne terrorism.

The government has approved the decision by the Israeli pilots and Histadrut’s trade unions department has also endorsed the action. IFALPA adopted the measure in the aftermath of the five-day hijacking of a Lufthansa jet by an Arab-German terrorist gang who murdered its pilot.

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