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Carmel Warns Arabs of Reprisals for Bombing of Israeli Offices in Other Countries

Israel’s Minister of Transport Moshe Carmel denounced the bombing of the Zim Lines passenger office in London yesterday as “a cowardly act” and warned Arabs that “they cannot hope to sit in safety in their offices throughout the world unless safety prevails in the offices of Israeli companies.”

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed credit today for planting a small homemade bomb in Zim’s second floor office on Regent Street. A ticket clerk, Rachel Picker, was slightly injured but damage to the premises was minor. The Israeli steamship company is government-owned.

Mr. Carmel said that Israel took a grave view of any threat to its lines of communication and transportation facilities anywhere in the world. Anyone plotting against them “will pay a stiff price,” he said.