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1968

The Age of Aircraft Hijackings

1968A

By Franklin, 'The Daily Mirror', January 24, 1968

In keeping with it's 'East of Suez' policy, Great Britian announced that it could no longer afford to protect the Trucial Sheikhdoms.

1968B

By Mahood, 'The Times', April 11, 1968

News (10th April) Saudi Arabia withdraws from appointing Mr. H. Phillips as ambassador because
of his Jewish background. (The Times Index, March-April, 1968)

1968C

By Mahood, 'The Times', July 24, 1968

News (24th July) An El Al Boeing 707 was hijacked by Palestinian commandos and flown to Algiers.
(The Times Index, July-August 1968)

1968D

By Papas, 'The Guardian', July 24, 1968

1968E

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', July 23, 1968

1968F

By Franklin, 'The Daily Mirror', July 25, 1968

1968G

By Myers, 'The Evening Standard', December 9, 1968

1968H

By Cummings, 'The Daily Express', December 30, 1968

News (4th Dec) A U.S. airliner was bound for Cuba after a hi-jacker ordered a refuel at Key West.
News (30th Dec) There was a reprisal raid at Beirut airport by Israeli commandos.
News (27th Dec) A passenger was killed when an El Al aircraft was attacked at Athens airport by two Arabs.
Maheb Suleiman and Mahmoud Muhammad were arrested. (The Times Index, Nov-Dec 1968)