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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

77 Hijacker on Trial

HAMBURG, Germany -- A Palestinian woman charged in the bloody 1977 hijacking of a Lufthansa airliner told a court Monday it was not fair for her to be put on trial while Yasser Arafat gets a Nobel prize.


Suhaila al Sayeh, 43, was the only one of four Palestinian hijackers to survive when German commandos stormed the plane in Mogadishu, Somalia, and freed the 87 hostages.


She was arrested in 1994 in Oslo, Norway, after 17 years on the run and extradited to Germany to stand trial on charges of hijacking, attempted murder and being an accessory to the murder of the plane's captain.