Middle East Israel's 1,500-Mile Raid

A long-distance air attack on the P.L.O. in Tunisia sparks Arab rage

It was just after 10 on a clear Tuesday morning when the eight sleek warplanes peeled off over the faintly ruffled waters of the Gulf of Tunis in the western Mediterranean. They were a long way from home, and they wasted little time. While the others hovered high over the sea like watchful birds of prey, the first two jets swooped down on the beach, so low that startled and incredulous bystanders on the shore could pick out the Star of David on the planes' flashing silver tails. A volley of bombs and missiles streaked into a cluster of sand-colored buildings...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!