Middle East: Terror in Two Cities


It was dusk as an El Al Boeing 720 taxied out for takeoff from Zurich's Kloten airport, carrying 17 passengers, a crew of eleven and 27.5 tons of highly inflammable fuel. Suddenly, from a cream-colored Volkswagen parked near a hangar, four young Arabs rushed forward. At a distance of 80 yards, two opened fire with automatic rifles; the others hurled a package of dynamite, which failed to explode, and incendiary grenades, which went off short of the huge Israeli airliner.

As 50 or more bullets stitched the aircraft's front fuselage, Pilot...

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