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May Not Stay
Toronto (JTA) — A Palestinian of the alert, allowing Mr. Mo-
terrorist who attacked an El Al hammad to slip into Canada.
jet in Athens and then lied about
In January 1988, a newspaper
his criminal past to get into Cana- broke the story of his presence,
da has lost a major fight in his causing a public uproar. A month
eight-year struggle to remain later, Mohammad attempted to
flee Canada for an unspecified
A two-member panel of the Im- Arab country and was forced to
migration and Refugee Board return to Toronto.
took more than two years to
A order for his deportation was
reach last Friday's ruling that the issued in December 1988, after
52-year-old stateless Mahmoud an immigration hearing con-
Mohammad Issa Mohammad is cluded that he had hidden his
not eligible to remain in Cana- criminal record when applying
da as a refugee.
for permanent residence.
Mr. Mohammad, who has been
But Mr. Mohammad was al-
living in Brantford, Ontario, one lowed to stay — pending his re-
hour west of Toronto, will be de- quest for refugee status. Due to
r'' ported soon — unless he suc- the backlog of cases, it took near-
cessfully challenges the refugee ly four years for a preliminary
board's decision in Federal Court. hearing to take place.
Mr. Mohammad and an ac-
At his preliminary hearing in
complice, Maher Suleiman, at- November 1992, Mr. Mohammad
tacked and destroyed an El Al was granted the full hearing for
Boeing 707 jet on Dec. 26, 1968, which the ruling was just made.
in Athens, killing an Israeli pas-
senger and wounding two flight
At his 1970 trial, Mr. Moham-
/-. mad identified himself as a mem-
ber of the Popular Front for the
liberation of Palestine, a Pales- Montreal (JTA) — Alan Rose, one
tinian terrorist group. He was of Canadian Jewry's most promi-
found guilty on many counts, in- nent guiding forces, died of brain
cluding willful manslaughter, ar- cancer. He was 74.
son and obstruction of air
Until last year, Mr. Rose was
executive vice president of the
He was sentenced to 17 years Canadian Jewish Congress, the
and five months. Mr. Suleiman organization he joined as assis-
\_. got 14 years and three months.
tant director in 1970.
/-2 However, four months later,
He left CJC after his appoint-
Palestinian terrorists hijacked an ment to the Convention Refugee
Olympic Airlines plane. The ter- Determination Division of Cana-
rorists threatened to blow it up da's Immigration and Refugee
— with all 55 passengers and the Board. Mr. Rose, who was born
crew on board — unless the in Scotland, immigrated to Cana-
Greek authorities released sev- da from Great Britain in 1957.
en prisoners, including Mr. Mo-
He fought as a volunteer in the
hammad and Mr. Suleiman.
Haganah, Israel's pre-State de-
The Athens government Ca- fense force, during the 1948 War
' pitulated, and Mr. Mohammad of Independence.
' was released and sent to
He was also a tank comman-
der with the British 8th Army,
Mr. Mohammad, along with and he was among the first to lib-
his wife and three children, ar- erate the Bergen-Belsen concen-
rived in Canada as immigrants tration camp.
on Feb. 25, 1987. He omitted his
After coming to Canada, Mr.
criminal record from his applica- Rose worked for the Jewish
tion, which he completed in 1986 Agency for Israel and for the fore-
at the Canadian Embassy in runner of the Canada-Israel
Committee until his arrival at
Due to errors on the part of CJC. Once there, he traveled
Canadian intelligence and im- around the world as a CJC am-
migration officials, Canada grant- bassador.
ed him security clearance and a
Mr. Rose, who was honored on
many occasions, was a recipient
But after Mr. Mohammad's of the Order of Canada, the high-
plane had already left Spain, est award that can be bestowed
Canadian intelligence agents in upon a Canadian civilian.
Ottawa issued an alert at Toron-
In 1980, he was awarded the
to's Pearson International Air- United States Presidential Cita-
port that Mr. Mohammad was en tion of Honor for his liberation of
route and was to be denied entry. Bergen-Belsen and, in 1987, he
But a shift change took place was given the Terezin Anti-Fas-
before the flight arrived and the cist•Fighter's Medal by the gov-
new workers were not informed ernment of Czechoslovakia.
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