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11 Suspects Detained in Kastner’s Assassination Attempt in Israel

Dr. Israel Rudolf Kastner, central figure in a sensational trial involving charges of collaboration with the Nazis during World War II, remained in critical condition today after an assassination attempt which was denounced by all parties in Israel.

Dr. Kastner was shot yesterday morning by attackers who escaped. Eleven suspects were seized by police and 60 were questioned including some Communists and former members of the terrorist Stern group.

Both government and opposition leaders strongly condemned what one newspaper called “an attempt to introduce political assassination into Israel’s public life.” Dr. Kastner for the past two years has been the center of court proceedings and public controversy on whether or not he collaborated with the Nazis when he arranged the emigration of more than 600 Jews from Hungary during World War II.

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