The World: A Mission That Failed

Less than twelve hours before the Israeli commandos landed in Beirut, a band of nine young Palestinian guerrillas launched twin attacks on Israeli targets in Cyprus. Like some of the Israeli invaders, the Arab terrorists went to work in rented cars. There the resemblance ended.

Things went wrong from the start. One team of four set off in mid-afternoon in a rented yellow Morris Marina to strike at the Nicosia residence of Israeli Ambassador Rahamim Timor. Caught in heavy traffic that threatened to wreck their timetable, the Arabs raced conspicuously down the oncoming traffic lane of Grivas Avenue...

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