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September 04, 1981 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-09-04

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THE DETROCIAEWISH NEWS

6 Friday, September 4, 1961

Shamir Calls Vienna Killings 'Attack on the Jewish People'

Jihad, who heads the PLO's ' the building when the two
gunmen were already wait-
military branch, was as-
ing for them. A passer-by
signed to contact European
terrorist organizations in
addressed one of the Pales-
tinians who then started to
West Germany, Spain, Italy
slipot and throw hand gre-
and Turkey.
nades at the two policemen
The newspaper said that
who were guarding the
the decision to proceed with
synagogue.
terrorist actions in Western
In this shoot-out and dur
Europe with the active help
ing the ensuing chase by
of local terrorist groups was
police,
two persons were kil-
largely influenced by the
led and 18 injured, some of
PLO's view that European
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them gravely. The two
public opinion and Euro-
policemen, who were them-
pean governments are now
selves wounded by the ter-
"psychologically ready" to
rorists, arrested the two
tolerate attacks against
yor
men after one of them had
Jews and supporters of Is-
been shot by the driver and
rael.
Office
bodyguard of a Jewish busi-
Meanwhile, Vienna
nessman attending the Bar
police revealed that had
B°Y"
Mitzva celebration.
there not been a Bar
Radjih said during inter-
Mitzva celebration last
rogation that he wanted to
Saturday morning, the
shoot
Jews, but that he later
two Arab terrorists could
consciously aimed at
have shot and killed
passers-by, in order to
many more persons. Dur-
achieve the greatest possi-
ing police interrogation
ble effect. State police called
one of the two men,
the
two men "cold-blooded
SUPPLIES & FURNITURE
Mohammed Husam Rad-
FOR OFFICE & HOME
terrorists."
jih, said that he had care-
DESIGN & PLANNING

According to police,
fully observed the habits
Printing • Rubber Stamps
Radjih is a student of
of Jewish community
Wedding & Social Invitations • Gilts
physics and mathematics
memebers on Saturdays
Large Display Areas
in Vienna, holding an
and learned that usually
Iraqi passport. The sec-
they leave the synagogue
ond terrorist, using the
at 11 a.m. and stand in
642-5600
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cover
name All Yussuf,
front
of
the
building
talk-
31535 SOUTHFIELD RD.
had been living in Vienna
ing to each other.
BETWEEN
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&
14
MILE
ROADS
13MItERU
for
two
=Intl's. He said
Last Saturday the larger
AMPLE PARKING
that he had had an Egyp-
part of the 200 attending
MON.-FRI. 8-5
tian passport but had de-
the Bar Mitzva was still in
stroyed it.
Immediately after the
terrorist attack police -
searched the apartments
where the two men had been
living. They arrested 35-
year-old Moseh Al-Azhour,
presumably from Syria, at
Radjih's apartment. Police
suspect him of being in-
volved in the planning of
the attack.
At Yussurs apartment
they arrested six Arab
In glass ± 4 sphere 3 cylinder
newspaper vendors who
Plastics, oversize, and tints slightly higher
were released after interro-
gation. The search at Rad-
jih's home uncovered a large
amount of Palestine Libera-
10 Mile & Telegraph, Tel-Ex Plaza
tion Organization material,
357-3298
including bulletins written
Mon. & Thurs. 11-7, Tues.. Wed. & Fri. 10-7;
by the former PLO repre-
sat 10-6
sentative in Vienna, Ghazi
Hussein. •
The attack Saturday was
the latest in a series of ter-
rorist actions against Jews
in Austria. The same
synagogue was attacked in
April1979 when 80 persons
escaped a tithe bomb which
destroyed the building.
In 1973, terrorists
seized Jewish emigrants
from the Soviet Union
who were waiting in
Vienna for transfer to Is-
rael
and elsewhere. Ear-
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lier this month two
bombs exploded in a gar-
den adjacent to the Israel
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Embassy, slightly injur-
ing a woman.
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tacked the Organization of
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According to the paper,
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cial" meeting which was
attended by PLO chief Yasir
Arafat. His deputy, Abu

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Israel's United Nations
Ambassador Yehuda Blum
wrote a letter this week to
UN Secretary General Kurt
Waldheim charging that
teh PLO has undertaken a
"ruthless murder campaign
not only against civilians in
Israel but also against Jews

and the Jewish pebple
everywhere."
Approximately 2,000 per-
sons participated in a Vie-
nna rally on Monday to
mourn the two persons kil-
led in the attack, Ulrike
Kohut; 25, and Lotan Fried,
68. Members of the Aust-
rian government attended
the rally.
Several hundred per-
sons demonstrated in
front of the Rue Copernic
Synagogue in Paris,
which was the scene of a
similar attack last Oc-
tober.
In Rome, Vatican Radio
condemned the attack as a
"new wave of anti-
Semitism." Pope John Paul
II sent a personal letter of
condolence to the Vienna
Jewish community.
The Jewish Community
Council of Metropolitan De-
troit, through its president,
Mrs. Marian Shiffman, is-
sued a statement of sym-
pathy for the victims and

urged continued efforts
against all forms of ter-
rorism. A similar statement
was issued by the Greater
Detroit Round Table of the
National Conference of
Christians and Jews.

Palestinians -
Condemn Attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A
number of inflUentual ldad-
ers in the West Bank con-
demned the terror attack at
the Vienna synagogue last

weekend.

Bethlehem Mayor Elias
Freij called the attack "an
act of brutality, which dis-
torted the image of the
Palestinian people."
The attack was also con-
demned by Nablus Mayor
Bassam Shaka, Gaza Mayor
Rashad A-Shawa and by
Ramallah journalist
Ramonda Tawil. It is the
first time influential Pales-
tinians have condemned a
Palestinian terror attack.

•• •

Goldwater Urges PLO Talks

WASHINGTON (JTA) — that until we do talk to
Sen. Barry Goldwater (R- them, we're going to have
Ariz) departed Tuesday more and more trouble."
from U.S. Mideast policy He added he would "do
with the assertion he would anything to calm down
be in favor of talking with- these acts of terrorism."
the Palestine Liberation Goldwater said later that
Organization if that step he had been urging talks
would help to reduce inter- with the PLO "for at least
national terorrism. five years" but that no one
Declaring that one ter- had listened to him. Assert-
rorist act sparked another, ing that terrorism was part
he said in a telephone inter- of the larger Middle East
view with an NBC radio af- deadlock, he said he
filiate, "That's what you're thought the United States
seeing in Iran but I think "should urge" Premier
that's what you're going to Menahem Begin and the
see more of in the Middle Arab leaders "to sit down
East." and talk to this man,"
Arafat.
Goldwater argued that
the PLO "is demanding
Even the Than who has
not necessarily recogni-
everything dare not stay
tion but that they be
talked to, and while I
idle, for the idle man, be he
don't think anything is even a king, will end, in
ever going to come of any weakness, sickness or in-
ialks with them, Lthink sanity.

-

Begin to Vigorously Oppose
AWACS Sale in Washington

JERUSALEM (JITA) —
Premier Menahem Begin
told his Cabinet Sunday
that he proposed to vigor-
ously oppose the U.S.-
AWACS deal with Saudi
Arabia even though this
would be to directly clash
with the wishes of the Re-
agan Administration.
In a Cabinet discussion
prior to Begin's talks in
Washington with President
-Reagan next week, the
- premier indicated that the
AWACS deal would be a
priority item on his agenda.
(Begin was confined to his
home by doctors this week
owing to a knee ailment.)
On the forthcoming
Washington talks, Israel
Radio quoted the pre-
mier as saying he would
"not be going with a
shopping list" but would
certainly want to discuss
with Reagan • Israel's
needs for military and
economic aid in the years
ahead.
Ministry sources said the

requests will total $2.5 bil-
lion for fiscal 1983, of which
$1.5 billion is for military
aid and $1 billion for eco-
nomic aid. U.S. economic
aid has been fixed at $2.2
billion for each of the years
of 1981 and 1982.

GOP Jewg
Nix AWACS

The committee of
37 leading Jewish
Republicans who in
1980 worked for the
election of Ronald
Reagan as President
issued a statement
Wednesday night
strongly opposing
the sale of the
AWACS jets to Saudi
Arabia.
The national group
includes Paul Bor-
man, Max Fisher and
Ed Levy Jr., the
prominent Detroit
Republicans.

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