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Transcript 3272

TERRORIST ATTACK ON ISRAELI SCHOOL CHILDREN

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Whitlam, Gough

Period of Service: 05/12/1972 to 11/11/1975

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Release Date: 16/05/1974

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 3272

4r-V AUST ALIA 16 May 1974
TERRORIST ATTACK ON ISRAELI SCHOOL CHILDREN
The Prime Minister, Mr Whitlam, said today
that he was deeply shocked by the incident at Ma'alot
in Israel in which 90 children had been held hostage
by guerillas and by the tragic deaths of 16 of these
innocents. Mr Whitlam reiterated Australia's condemnation
of all such acts of terrorism especially those resulting
in the loss of innocent lives and the injury of children.
He said that this action was a deplorable extension of
the shocking practice of taking hostages.
The Prime Minister added that events such as
those at Ma'alot could only prolong bitterness and
' hostility in the Middle East and harm the search for a
lasting peace which Australia so earnestly supported.
Canberra 73X)
L 1115.

Transcript 3272