COPENHAGEN (Jul. 31)
Norwegian Foreign Ministry sources in Oslo indicated today that Norway was determined, “whatever the political consequences may be.’ to solve the murder of a Moroccan citizen for which they are holding two Israelis as suspects Ahmed Boushicki was shot July 21 in the Norwegian resort town of Lillehammer The Foreign Ministry circles also indicated that Foreign Minister Dalfinn Varvik personally decided not to permit Meir Rosenne to meet with the two arrested Israelis.
Rosenne, senior legal advisor to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, arrived in Oslo Friday and immediately applied for permission to meet with two of those arrested in connection with the murder. The two were arrested last Thursday in the home of Israeli diplomat Yigal Eyal. Rosenne met this week with the Norwegian Foreign Minister and top Norwegian officials Up till now, he has been refused permission to see the two men whom a Norwegian judge remanded Saturday for 12 weeks.
The Israeli Embassy in Oslo confirmed today that the two were Israeli nationals. The Norwegian daily, “Verden Gang.” reported today, quoting telephone company officials, that the two had been in Lillehammer shortly before the murder and had been connected by an operator to Eyal’s home.
Police officials questioned by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency were not prepared to confirm this report They refused to reveal any information, saying that the case will be clarified in the Norwegian Parliament. The chairman of the “Storting’s” Foreign Affairs Committee, Helge Seiop, has asked the government for a full report on the case and its political incidents. No date has been set for the hearings,
ISRAELI, ARAB INSTALLATIONS GUARDED IN W EUROPE
Meanwhile, the Norwegian police are mounting a 24-hour guard on all Israeli and Arab installations in the country, The Norwegian press stated that these precautions are being taken to prevent “terrorist or anti-terrorist groups from carrying out reprisal actions.” Elsewhere in Western Europe, similar security precautions are being taken. In Paris, the government-controlled radio announced that six Arab residents, including three Palestinians, have been granted permanent police guards.
Official circles added that additional Palestinian residents in France are now granted “partial protection.” These sources refused to reveal what these measures were but recalled that two Arabs, Mahmoud el Hamshari and Mohammed Boudia died in Parts under mysterious circumstances. Both men, known for their pro-Palestinean activities, were Kiuead by nighly sophisticated time bombs. In West Germany, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, similar measures have reportedly been taken to protect Israeli and Arab installations.
Non-official circles in Brussels told the JTA that the police forces of the nine Common Market member states are cooperating in trying to identify and pin down possible terrorist and antiterrorist suspects. The Norwegian police reportedly sent to Brusels photos and fingerprints, of the six detained suspects in the Lillehammer killing, with a request for details and specifications.