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Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, July 7, 1977
Terrorists bomb Israeli market

PETAB TIQVA, Israel tA) -
A pipe bomb planted under a
vegetable stand exploded and
ripped through a bustling open-
air market in this Tel Aviv sub-
urb yesterday, injuring 21 per-
sons, five of them seriously, in
Israel's worst bombing in 14
The radical guerrilla group
Popular Democratic Front for
the Liberation of Palestine
claimed responsibility for the
attack, saying the bomb was
its answer "to Begin's policy
of creating new settlements in
Menahem Begin has said he
views the Israeli - occupied
West Bank, just five miles from
here, as historically-Jewish land
and that he favors establish-
ment of Israel settlements
Yesterday's attack at the Pe-
tah Tiqva vegetable market
was the bloodiest terrorist
bombing in Israel since May
1976, when a booby-trapped mo-

for scooter blew up in Jerusa-
lem, killing one person and in-
juring 29.
Police warned Israelis to be
on the alert for new attacks.
"We call on the public to watch
out for suspicious parcels and
people, especially in crowded
public places," said police
spokesman Menashe Golan.
person said 50 Arabs were
quickly rounded up for question-
ing in connection with the bomb-
ing. Some were escorted out of
the area to protect them from
the vengeance of enragedIs-
The bomb resembled other
homemade explosives used by
Arab guerrillas, police said, Of-
ficers cordoned off the vege-
table market and searched for
more bombs.
The Popular Democratic
Front issued a statement in
Beirut, Lebanon, claiming re-
sponsibility for what it said
was a time bomb planted by
guerrillas who eluded Israeli

security measures.
other issued by Yassir Arafat's
central Palestinian command
in Beirut said 65 Arabs had been
arrested after the bombing. The
popular Democratic Front said
it "warns the Zionists against
harming the arrested Arabs and
assures our people in Palestine
that we are always capable of
helping them."
After the blast, crushed vege-
table crates, smashed tomatoes
and cucumbers and a torn pair
of shoes lay among pools of
blood in the wreckage.
"The market was jammed
when the bomb went off, with
hundreds of people and trucks
blocking the alleyways unload-
ing produce," said Shitrit Prass-
bearg, who was shopping at the
time of the blast.
"THE MARKET is full of
Arabs. You can't tell them
from the Jews," he said. "Any-
one could have come in and
planted the bomb without being

Shmaryahu Nathan, a green-
grocer, said he was selling
vegetables when he heard the
"People started screaming,
falling down. I saw a woman
with her leg blown off up to the
knee, a man with his guts on
the outside," he said.
"A PREGNANT woman was
U.N. leader
GENEVA, Switzerland (M) -
In a sharp departure from his
normally cautious dealings with
national leaders, United Na-
tions Secretary - General Kurt
Waldheim said yesterday he
had asked Ethiopia's president
to halt a reported widespread
campaign of repression in his

peop1e who can:

hit in the belly. Private cars
rushed up and carried away
some of the wounded, then am-
bulances came."
Sarah Bachna, 57, who so?-
fered cuts on her body, told
reporters: "I was counting my
change when suddenly every-
thing went white. The next
thing I knew, someone was
helping me into a taxi."
seeks end to
in Ethiopia
Waldheim also announced at
a news conference that Ugan-
dan President Idi Amin had
agreed to allow a U.N. mission
to visit his country "look into
the whole aspect of human
rights" there.
THE REGIMES of Amin and
Ethiopia's military president,
Mengistu Haille Mariam, have
been accused of slaughtering
thousands of their own citizens.
Neighboring Somalia accused
Ethiopia of killing more than
one million - persons, mostly
ethnic Somalis living in Ethio-
pia. The Mengistu government
has dismissed such allegations
of genocide as propaganda.
Waldheim said the human
rights situation in Ethiopia was
the chief topic of a meeting he
had with eMngistu.during the
four-day Organization of Afri-
can Unity summit conference
in Libreville, Gabon, which
ended Tuesday. Amin also at-
tended the conference.
"I VOICED great concern
about reports of persecution of
Ethiopian citizens and I also
pointed to the concern in world
public opinion," he said. "I ask-
ed him to take this concern into
consideration and to terminate
this policy, and to respect hu-
man rights in his country."
The reported killings are be-
lieved to be part of a campaign
by the leftist military junta to
end the resistance of several
rebel groups, including seces-
sionists in northern and south-
ern Ethiopia. In the capital of
Addis Ababa, bands of vigi-
lantes formed by the junta to
"protect the revolution" report-
edly have killed hundreds of
opponents of the regime.
The time has not yet been
fixed for the U. N. mission to
Uganda, Waldheim said. It
would be a follow-up to a three-
man U. N. Secretariat group
that visited Uganda in April,
headed by Asst. U. N. Secre-
tary - General Abdurahim Ab-
by Farah.
That group has not issued a
report of findings from its four-
day visit.
The National Prohibition Par-
ty was organized in Chicago in
1869. Almost 200 delegates from
nine states, concerned that nei-
ther major party included a
prohibition plank in its plat-
form, were responsible for its
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