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Swiss Set Trial for Arab Terrorist Accused of Attacking El Al Airliner at Zurich

Three Arab terrorists accused of attacking at El Al airliner at Zurich Airport last Feb. 18 will go on trial in a Zurich cantonal court in Winterthur Nov. 27. The three have been formally charged with murder in the death of an Israeli pilot trainee, Yoram Perez, who was fatally wounded in the attack.

The accused are Ibrahim Tawfik and Abu El Heiga, both 25, and Miss Amina Dahbor, 23. A fourth terrorist, 31-year-old Abdel Menen Hassan, was shot to death by an Israeli security guard during the attack. The guard, Mordechai Rachamim, 23 has been charged with murder under extenuating circumstances. He was released on bail last March and is reported to have joined the personal bodyguard of Israel’s Premier, Mrs. Golda Meir. The charges against him carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail. The three Arabs face life sentences.