LONDON (Aug. 27)
British newspaper reports of an alleged Jewish “undercover” organization planning retaliatory action against agents of Arab guerrilla groups believed responsible for a rash of fire-bombings of Jewish-owned premises in London in recent weeks are a “pure invention” of Fleet Street, according to well-informed sources here.
The stories cropped up following a bomb explosion Monday in the Regent Street passenger office of the Israel Government-owned Zim Lines. Last month fire bombs exploded harmlessly in two major London department stores that are Jewish-owned—Selfridges and Marks & Spencer—and in several West End shops.
The sources said that rumors of Jewish counter-terrorism are without basis although local Jewish citizens have voluntarily guarded synagogues and Jewish institutions which have been threatened in the past by home-grown Fascist organizations.