The World: Israel: Self-Appointed Supercop

Though Israel failed to capture any terrorists in forcing down an Arab-owned jet last week, the principle behind the act already has been legally established —at least to Israel's satisfaction. No one knows that better than Faik Bulut, a 23-year-old Turk. Last February Bulut was captured during an Israeli raid on an Al-Fatah camp in northern Lebanon, 100 miles from the Israeli border. He was brought to Israel where he was indicted as a civilian for endangering the security of the nation. Last week Bulut was convicted and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment.

Bulut's conviction is the first decision stemming from an...

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