Communist, Palestinian Plot to Wage Murder, Sabotage Against Jews, Israel
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Communist, Palestinian Plot to Wage Murder, Sabotage Against Jews, Israel

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A plot by a Communist organization in Sweden and Palestinian terrorists to wage a campaign of murder, sabotage and hijacking against Jews and Israelis was disclosed yesterday by the Swedish daily, Expressen, in Stockholm. According to the paper, the plan called for bombing synagogues, Jewish community centers and nursery schools. The plotters also planned the murder of a young girl and a campaign of slander to discredit Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring, the special United Nations mediator in the Middle East, Expressen said.

The group involved was the “Marx-Lenin Communist Union” (MLCU), an extremist group cooperating with Arab terrorists, the paper reported. It said the plot was exposed by a former member of the Swedish secret service who was planted among the conspirators and leaked their plans to Swedish security authorities.

According to Expressen, some of the group may have been trained in Palestinian terrorist camps in Jordan. The paper reported that persons arrested in Copenhagen in 1969 allegedly on a mission to assassinate former Premier David Ben Gurion in Israel were members of the MLCU

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