hijacking

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Synonyms for hijacking

robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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Arafat is also "credited" with turning airplane hijacking into an international terrorist scourge.
11, 2001, where terrorists combined both an airplane hijacking and a suicidal explosion," he wrote, "I am not able to say that the risk of crashes was not reasonably foreseeable to an airplane manufacturer.
Chatty's lawyer Nils Uggla said: "He denies that this has anything to do with terrorism or airplane hijacking.
Airplane hijacking was one of the earliest atrocities carried out by terrorism against Israel and against Jews; vide Entebbe of 1976.
Thanks to the metal detectors we seem to have airplane hijacking under control, but other threats continue to mount.
Amid the Arabphobia rapidly building up, we should remember that ever since Israel carried out the first airplane hijacking in 1954, no ethnic or confessional group has had a monopoly on vile behavior.
Chatty's lawyer Nils Uggla said: "He denies that this has anything at all to do with terrorism or airplane hijacking.
Tokyo is also expected to take up issues such as a moratorium of Pyongyang's alleged tests of ballistic missiles, and an extradition of Japanese nationals who were allegedly involved in Japan's first airplane hijacking case in 1970 and now live in the North.