Israel: Emergency Exit

The four Arabs who hijacked a passenger bus near Tel Aviv in April 1984 demonstrated that Israel's renowned security could be breached, but they paid for the terrorist act with their lives. Israeli commandos stormed the bus and shot two of the hijackers dead. The other two were taken into custody and died under mysterious circumstances. Last week Israel's leading politicians joined forces in a determined effort to bury lingering questions about how the , two captured terrorists were killed and by whom.

Under an arrangement worked out during an all-night meeting, Avraham Shalom, the central figure in the controversy, resigned...

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