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Terror in Black September

The First Eyewitness Account Of The Infamous 1970 Hijackings

By David Raab

On Sunday, September 6, 1970, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) hijacked four airliners bound from Europe for New York.  One, a brand new Pan Am 747, was taken to Cairo and blown up only seconds after its passengers escaped.  The attempt to hijack a second plane, an El Al flight, was foiled and the plane landed safely in the UK.  Two other planes, one TWA and one Swissair, were directed to the desert floor thirty-five miles northeast of Amman, Jordan, where a twenty-five day hostage drama began.  With the additional hijacking of a British airliner, over four hundred and fifty hostages had landed in the Jordanian desert. David Raab was on the TWA flight with his mother and siblings but was separated from them and taken to a refugee camp and then to an apartment in Amman where he was held hostage through a civil war. This is his story.

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  • 364.154092 Raa, Nonfiction

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2007

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9781403984203


Format: Book
Author: Raab, David
Title: Terror in black September : the first eyewitness account of the infamous 1970 hijackings / David Raab.
Publisher Date: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Subject: Jabhah al-Shaʻbīyah li-Taḥrīr Filasṭīn Hijacking of aircraft -- Personal narratives. Hostages -- Biography.
Isbn: 9781403984203 (hbk.) 1403984204 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 364.154092 Raa
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Format: Book
Author: Raab, David
Title: Terror in black September : the first eyewitness account of the infamous 1970 hijackings / David Raab.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Description: vii, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Jabhah al-Shaʻbīyah li-Taḥrīr Filasṭīn
Subjects: Hijacking of aircraft -- Personal narratives.
Subjects: Hostages -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-265) and index.
ISBN: 9781403984203 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1403984204 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 364.154092 Raa