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Tekoah Brands Arab Governments

October 31, 1972
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Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah declared today that the release of three Arab terrorists was “shocking.” In a letter to Security Council President Louis de Guiringaud of France, which he asked to be circulated among United Nations members, Tekoah said “the grave responsibility of the Arab governments for the continuation of the terror warfare which is directed against innocent civilians under the banner of Israel’s destruction and the wresting from its people of the right to freedom and sovereignty is clear and unpardonable.

Tekoah noted that the skyjacking took place only days after a member of El Fatah was released by Dutch authorities after being apprehended with explosives that he claimed had been placed in his suitcase without his knowledge. The Libyan authorities and press, Tekoah added, “received the hijackers and the Munich murderers in triumph and jubilation,” and “the reaction in other Arab capitals has also been one of praise and glee.”

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