JERUSALEM (Aug. 15)
Officials here today described as an “action flouting all moral principles” Italy’s release on bail Monday of four Arab terrorists caught armed near Israeli installations in Rome. The four have been ordered to remain in Italy, but informed sources here said it would be surprising if they did not leave Italy in view of past experience.
The move was described here as particularly bad timing, when world attention is concentrated on the campaign to counter Arab terror, Jerusalem suggested the release now made it doubtful as to when or even whether the four terrorists, would be brought to trial. The Israel Embassy in Rome is expected to raise the matter with Italy’s Foreign Ministry in the next few days.