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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 28, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaYia nut Humi Titu drum monday september 28, 1970 3-a group of hostages play cards Here at Nicosia Airport they arrived at Nicosia after being freed saturday in Amman Jordan Pilot of hijacked Airliner Back in London capt. Cyril Gouldbourn wife Joan after interview u. Ambassador David pop per greets freed hostages Alfred Kiburis James m. A Ger Popper capt. Carrol d. Woods american hostages arrive in Cyprus on Way to u. S. Nicosia Cyprus a lines 707, a Swissair pcs and a running since we got to the he thirty two americans held a Silcio of the British hostages by palestinian Gueirl airways corp. All blasted to Saran Malka 20, of North Las for three harrowing weeks j pieces on a desert Airstrip in i Bergen ., said the guerrillas arrived cheering on this medi a Jordan Terrane an Island sunday in the guerrillas demanded As route Home at last. They told of j Ransom for the hijacked Passen living alternately in fear and Gers and Crew members the re High spirits As Jordan s civil i lease of guerrillas held in Brit War thundered around them. Ain. West Germany Switzerland six More remain in Israel. Jordan s capital but diplomatic sources in Beirut Lebanon re j ported they Loo had been freed none has been freed but in London British officials said and were turned Over to the a Wou d free Leila thought i was an israeli even last night As we were on a bus going from the red Cross the egyptian embassy official turned around and said is Sarah on it was j scary the Way they kept mentioning miss Malka a student at rut Gers University added they egyptian embassy serving l be commando seized thought i was a spy and there go Between for the boat d e1 Ai f s1" several Long interrogation t her Effim Naninni Urac Tillor red Cross. Hei1 companion was killed. The departure for Home German spokesman said it will decide what to do those last six would bring with the guerrillas it has in Cus end to one of the most dramatic Llody in m it r m h episodes in the history and Swiss governments travel. It began on sept. With the hijacking of three airliners j the group of 32 hostages in Europe and the attempted i i came to Nicosia in a red Cross jacking of a israeli Illig from Amman to await a Al Al flight. A fifth plane was hijacked Over the Middle East in sept. 9. In All about Twa plane to bring them Home. Everyone cheered and applauded when the flight left am passengers and Crew were in Man and again when it touched solved. The Lone death was that j Down in Nicosia said Mimi Bee of the male guerrilla Hijacker of the Elai plane Over Britain. Ber. 20, of Brooklyn . They were Given shots immediately in Nicosia and were fed milk Coffee and fruit. To keep their spirits up while i periods but i was never physically threatened. They d say things like if you Don t answer Well put you in solidary confinement bul it never Gol Barbara Mensch 16, of scars Dale ., said she was ecstatic when they left Amman but i m a lot happier now we re in Cyprus. I Felt unsafe in Jordan. I was never really afraid of the guerrillas themselves i was afraid when the fighting started and some of the houses near us were hit. But no shells Ever Hii the House we were in i was about 400 passengers and air lines personnel were taken to "y0" keep their7piriisaup whte afraid when the started Jordan where All but the 54 the guerrillas held them. Some of the houses near us americans were released by the hostages had a Mollo and a hot but no Ever hot hijackers the popular front for Nal of was thumbs the House we were in. The liberation of Palestine be she said the guerrillas fore Jordan s civil War broke1 every once in a while some them out in sept. 17. Body would get a Little scared a u and t r Milts Riner Necol furl flip my More sympathetic now that Ive seen How they live in gee i go we looked at each other. I we could t believe the group followed the guerrilla who was unarmed and carrying a White Flag to what Raab said looked like a cigarette factory until someone came along with a bus to take them to the red Cross head quarters. All the time we were waiting to go to the red Cross i kept worrying someone would come along and the whole thing would fall through or there would be More fighting. But fortunately nothing Raab said he and nine other persons were taken by the guerrillas from the Twa plane sept. 11, the Day before it was blown up. They went to a House some where in Amman he said and were kept in a Small room on the first floor of a building with the windows and the doors kept closed. We did t have anything 10 do except talk or look at the lights. Then on sunday sept. 13 they brought the Twa Crew in and our spirits soared. A Doc Tor visited us and after that the door was kept open so we could have some Raab said that from then until sept. 16. Had a great time. A Little said David the other 400 or so a cps of Trenton Aboard a plane that was Hij others in the group would jacked to Cairo and on Board Uay thumbs up and make the the Al Al jetliner. Those flown signal we also had someone to Cairo were promptly re i make a set a scrabble leased. All four planes were

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