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November 22, 1974 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-11-22

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Israelis Murdered by Terrorists in Ethan Village Apartment Outrage

prelate on trial in Jerusalem
on charges of smuggling
arms from Lebanon to ter-
rorists in Israel.
The terrorists' mission was
confirmed in a Damascus
broadcast which ignored the
fact that it had failed. Ac-
cording to Damascus, the
terrorists handed an ultima-
tum to Israeli authorities de-
manding the release of their
comrades and Capucci by 5
p.m., and a plane to fly them
to Damascus. The French
and Austrian ambassadors in
Israel were designated to
serve as go-betweens.
Meanwhile, Secretary Gen-
eral Kurt Waldheim con-
demned Tuesday morning's
burned along with the ter- terrorist attack on Beisan
By YITZHAK SHARGIL
and deplored "the loss of in-
TEL AVIV (JTA) — "Do rorists corpses by an out- nocent lives which it has
you know what happened to raged mob.
caused." A spokesman for
my father _and mother?" 13-
Yehuda Beibas was iden- the Palestine Liberation Or-
year-old Gila Beibas, of Bei- tified only after his muti- ganization, however, hailed
san, asked that question of lated remains were examined the latest terrorist assault
a visitor in the orthopedic at the police mortuary.
against Israeli civilians as
ward at Afuleh Central Hos-
There were other harrow- the "kind of negotiations
pital Wednesday after de- ing stories of escape. One (with Israel) we accept."
scribing her escape from her mother made a rope of
Waldheim's statement, is-
parents' flat, broken into by sheets and blankets and
three bullet-spewing terror- lowered her three small chil- sued through a UN , spokes-
man said: "The secretary
ists before dawn Tuesday.
dren to safety as the terror-
Gila, her brothers, Asher, ists rampaged through the general deplores this new act
nearly 16 and Shlomo 14, four story building firing into of violence and the loss of
jumped from the second floor doors and throwing gren- innocent lives which it has
terrace in panic to save their ades. She herself tried to caused. Such actions are to
be condemned. As he has
lives. She fell, injuring both
climb down but became en- said many times before, they
legs.
tangled in clotheslines and heighten tension and hamper
The last glimpse she had hung there until rescued by the efforts now being made
of her parents, Yehuda and police.
to find a just and peaceful
Zohara Beibas were lying
A pregnant woman also settlement of the very com-
face-down on the floor in a
plex and deep rooted prob-
pool of blood. She didn't made a rope of bedsheets
lems of the Middle East."
and
lowered
herself;
but
the
know that both v5ere fatally
rope
was
too
short
and
she
Shafik Al-Hout, who haS---
wounded by the --first burst of
automatic fire from the ter- fell. Neighbors took her to been the PLO's chief spokes-
rorists' Kalachnikof assault a hospital where she was re- man at the UN since PLO
ported to have gone into chief Yassir Arafat's .appear-
rifles.
ance before the General As-
The dark-haired, dark-eyed labor.
The horrors at Beisa n" sembly Nov. 13, said the
girl said she had awakened
and was washing her hands shocked all of Israel. There Palestinians- could negotiate
in the lavatory when she were long lines outside blood with Israel on equal terms
only when they held hostages.
heard gunfire and explosions. banks Wednesday as citizens
He said that Israel has
Before she could dry her and tourists donated blood
hands her brothers were for the wounded. Several stated that it would meet the
pushing her to the terrace. hundred delegates attending Palestinans only on the bat-
"Jump if you want to live," the Bnai Brith triennial -in- tlefield. "So we meet them
ternational convention do- on the battlefield," he said,
Asher told her.
referring to Tuesday morn-
"I saw Father and Mother nated blood at a Red Magen
ing's attack.
on the floor with blood cov- David mobile unit brought to
the
convention
hall
in
Tel
In Washington, the State
ering them. I hesitated, but
my brothers kept saying, Aviv. About 40 pints were Departmerit said,: "0 n c e
again we have witnessed the
"jump" and I went over the flown to Beisan.
veranda. I held on for a
Bnai Brith District 3, which tragic spectacle of a terror-
minute but my hands were covers New Jersey, Pennsyl- ist attack on innocent civil-
wet and I fell. My brothers vania and Delaware donated ians. We want to express our
jumped after me. They hailed $3,000 to the Red Magen shock over theSe senseless
murders."
a car and we were taken to David Wednesday.
the police station," she said.
Friday, Nov. 22, 1974-13
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happened to Father and
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TEL AVIV (JTA) — Five
Israeli civilians were killed
and more than 20 injured in
a terrorist assault on r an
apartment building in the
new immigrant township of
(Beth Shean village) before
dawn Tuesday.
Three terrorists who occu-
pied the building for nearly
three hours were killed in a
fierce gun and grenade bat-
tle with Israeli security
- forces.
townspeople
Enraged
buried the terrorists' bodies
from a second-story window
and others attempted to burn
them.
The terrorists were identi`
fied from documents on their
bodies as members of the
Popular Democratic Front
for the Liberation of Pales-
tine, a Beirut-based terrorist
gang headed by Nayef Ha-
watmeh, one of Yassir Ara-
fat's closest associates with-
in the Palestine Liberation
Organization.

First reports identified the
victims as Yehuda Beibas, a
middle-aged textile worker,
his wife, Zohara, and Mrs.
Mazal Be Eri, an elderly
woman staying with the Bei-
bas family, all killed when
the terrorists broke into their
flat by kicking down the door
and spraying the rooms with
machinegun bullets.
A fourth victim was identi-
fied as Sean Pierre Alami
who reportedly broke his
back jumping from a window
to escape the terrorists.
The attack, in the rainy
pre-dawn chill when most of
the victims were asleep, was
the first terrorist outrage of
its kind since the assault on
Nahariya last June and the
first since PLO chief Yassir
Arafat's inflammatory speech
at the UN.
Beisan, located southeast
of Tiberias and only three
miles from the Jordanian
border, was the first terror-
ist target not near the Leb-

anese frontier. Israeli au-
thorities believe the terrorists
infiltrated from Jordan.
Information Minister Aha-
ron Yariv said Tuesday that
the burden of proof was in
Jordanian authorities to show
that they were not involved
in this latest outrage and did
not encourage it.
Beisan is populated mainly
by immigrants from North
Africa. According to infor-
mation pieced together from
early reports, the terrorists
entered the town under cover
of darkness .and broke into
a four-story building that
housed about 60 adults and
children.
They went from floor to
floor, shooting through doors
and kicking at doors until
they broke into the Beibas
flat. Neighbors awakened by
the gunfire called police who
arrived quickly., By then
residents of the building,
adults and children, were
jumping from windows and

According to police, five
of explosives,
kilograms
hand grenades and assault
rifles were found on the ter-
rorists. They also had loud-
speakers which they appar-
ently intended to use to
negotiate with Israeli secur-
ity forces.
Leaflets found on the
bodies identified them as
members of Hawatmeh's gang
and demanded that Israel
free a number of terrorists
and Archbishop Hillarion Ca-
pucci, the Greek Catholic

,

Slain Israeli Couple's Children
Unaware of Parents' Deaths

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terraces.
A siege began which lasted
nearly three hours. Police
Minister Shlomo Hillel, who
flew to the scene from Jeru-
salmi, and the commanding
officer of the northern front,
Gen. Rafael Eytan, said
there would be no negotia-
tions with the terrorists.
By mid-morning, a seven-
man assault party, including
soldiers and armed civilians,
stormed the building and
burst into the terrorist-held
flat.

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