Lydda Massacre Claims 25th Victim

Isidore Stern, 70, died yesterday of wounds he suffered in the Lydda Airport massacre May 30. He sustained severe leg and abdominal injuries and underwent surgery several times. Doctors said that complications resulting from his advanced age precluded his recovery. Stern was the 25th person to die as a result of the machinegun and grenade attack by three Japanese gunmen in the service of an Arab terrorist group.

A Bonn government spokesman announced today that Foreign Minister Walter Scheel will make a state visit to Egypt and Jordan. Dates for the visits were not given. Scheel visited Israel last summer.

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