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July 31, 1970 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-07-31

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THE DETROIT JEWISH HEWS
12—Friday, July 31, 1970

Occupied Areas' Economy Shows Improvement

Times Condem
`Hijacking
for Blackmail'

JERUSALEM — The gross na-
tional product in the Israel occu-
pied areas in 1969 showed a rise of
30 per cent over the figures for
1968. In the West Bank it amounted

By HAIm SHACIITER

about 65 per cent of the total in-
dustrial consumption, as compared
with 33 per cent on the consump-
tion of agricultural produce.
Private consumption at current
prices in the Gaza Strip and North-
ern Sinai during 1969 amounted to
IL.480 per capita, showing a rise

to IL.470m and in the Gaza Strip
and Northern Sinai to IL.170m.
(There are three and a half Israel of 17 per cent over the figure for
pounds to the dollar). Per capita, 1968. During the same period the
the gross product in the West cost of living index for private con-
Bank amounted to IL.750 and in sumption rose by 6.5 per cent. In
the Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai the Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai
to IL.460 as compared with IL.5,500 imported goods accounted for 42
in Israel. This is reported by the Per cent of agricultural produce
Central Office of Statistics on the and 82 per cent of industrial prod-
basis of provisional estimates from ucts.
data gleaned in 1968 and 1969.
Private consumption at current
prices in the West Bank in 1969
Your ability to ob-
amounted to about 1L.800 per
capita, showing a rise of about 55

Writing editorially on the Athens
blackmailing through hijacking, the
New York Times states:
"Arab guerrillas have provided
another demonstration that their
fanaticism recognizes neither na-
tional boundaries nor international
law. By hijacking a Greek plane
and threatening to blow it up with
its passengers and crew, they ex-
torted a promise from the Greek
Government to release seven Arab
criminals now in an Athens jail
for similar offenses. Then the hi- per cent over the figure for 1968.
jackers released the passengers It should be borne in mind that
and forced the crew to fly the during the same period the cost of
plane to Cairo where the guerrillas living index had risen by only 4
were greeted as heroes by a per- per cent.
As in all countries with a low
sonal representative of President
per capita income, outlays in the
Nasser.
Bank were made largely on
West
In the negotiations that went on
agricultural produce (38 per cent
while the hijacked plane was at the
of the total consumption). Con-
Athens airport, the Greek Govern.
sumption of agricultural produce
ment agreed to release the prison.
in 1969 registered a rise of 20 per
ers next month. But that agree-
as compared with 1968, and
ment as reached under duress, un- cent
was occasioned largely by bounti-
der the pressure of fear for the
in-
lives of the helpless passengers ful crops. The consumption of
dustrial products, accounting for
and crew. The 'promise' thus made
about 3C per cent of the total out-
has therefore no moral or legal
in 1969 by 40 per cent.
validity. For the Greek Govern- lays, rose
accounted for
ment to release the jailed Arabs Here imported goods
would be to surrender to black-
mail, and to encourage others all
over the world to engage in hijack-
ing for political purposes.
"The complicity of the Egyptian
Government in this blackmail ven-
ture is indisputable since it is Cairo
that has provided the hijackers a
safe haven and a warm welcome.
The complicity of some officials in
Lebanon can at least be suspected
from yesterday's report that an
electronic device installed to detect
passengers carrying metallic ob-
jects at Beirut airport was not
functioning when the hijackers
went aboard the plane there with
their guns and grenades.
"Reports from Athens indicate
that the Greek Government has
threatened reprisals — perhaps by-
breaking off diplomatic relations
with some Arab states—should any
further crimes of this sort take
place on its territory. But the issues
raised by this outrage go far be-
yond the national interests of
Greece. All international aviation
is threatened by the specter of
hijacking for purposes of political
blackmail.
"After the wordy denunciations
of hijacking in the past, Egypt's
brazen behavior in the present in-
stance offers an opportunity for
action. Cairo could be subjected to
double-barreled sanctions: a boy-
cott of Egypt by international air-
lines and a refusal of landing rights
abroad to Egyptian planes. In the
absence of this or other strong
action, there will be more political
hijackings and ever-increasing dan-
ger for all why fly on interna-
tional airlines."

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Representative

AL KRAMER

Candidate
State Senate-15th Dist.
Democrat

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Public consumption (the value
of services supplied to the popula-
tion by the military administration
and the local authorities) amounted
in 1969 to IL.57m, showing a rise
of 14 per cent over the figure for
1968.

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GEORGE F. MONTGOMERY

GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN

DIANE (4), EMILY (6), LIZ, GEORGE F., SARAH (9)

• Majority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives

• 6 years experience on the appropriations committee dealing

Sabbath Bussing
Causes Scuffle

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Nearly 1,000
religious Jews of Herzliya, the sea
resort north of here, threw stones
and scuffled Saturday with the po-
lice and bystanders in protest
against Sabbath bus service to the

seashore. Although the municipal
transportation authorities stationed

their buses at various points in-
stead of at the main terminal in
an attempt to foil the impending

demonstration, the protesters lo-
cated the vehicles, stoned them and
blocked them by lying in the
streets.
There were clashes between the
demonstrators, the police and
weekend vacationers. The demon-
stration, led by several rabbis, was
supposed to have been peaceful.
The police, hoping to avoid mak-
ing Sabbath arrests, asked nine of
the demonstrators to appear in

court.

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Chairman, Higher Education subcmomittee, House of Rep-

resentatives

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