Israel: Lethal Questions, Vexing Answers

An official report reveals how two terrorists were killed

The report was classified top secret and not even given to the Knesset's Committee for Foreign Affairs and Security. But a meticulously worded 15-paragraph summary released by the Israeli government last week caused enough of a stir. According to a commission appointed by Defense Minister Moshe Arens, two of the four Arab terrorists who hijacked an Israeli bus in April were not slain in the ensuing siege, as originally thought. They were captured alive and killed later while in Israeli hands. Although the two-man panel concluded that no commanding officer had...

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