PARIS (Aug. 13)
Last month’s hijacking of a Japan Air Lines jumbo jet was the work of the Japanese Red Army and the Sons of Occupied Lands Organization, a spokesman for the hijackers claimed here today.
The spokesman, who declined to identify himself except to say he was a delegate for the information center of the International Revolutionary Front which is based in Tokyo, said the objective of the hijackers was to secure the release of Japanese Red Army members jailed in Japan and to recover compensation money paid by the Japanese government to survivors of the Lod Airport massacre last year.
The spokesman said he had been given the communique by representatives of the two groups. This was apparently done in Paris although he declined to be specific.