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Tuesday, 10 February, 1998, 17:39 GMT
Palestinians get new plane from Saudi prince

A member of the Saudi royal family, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, has given the Palestinian authority a Boeing 727 aeroplane.

It's the biggest aircraft in Palestine Airline's small fleet, which until now has only had four Fokker-50planes Since the airline was set up in 1996, it's operated out of the Egyptian town of El-Arish because the Israelis haven't yet allowed the Palestinians to open their own airport.

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