PARIS (Jun. 13)
Five suspected terrorists were arrested here Friday in connection with a bomb explosion that severely damaged a branch of the Rothschild Bank in central Paris during the night of May 29. An elderly woman and a child were injured by flying glass. According to police sources, the suspects have admitted responsibility for the bombing and more arrests are expected.
One of the suspects is Evelyne Barge, 32, who was sentenced in Israel to 14 years imprisonment in 1971 for smuggling explosives into the country on behalf of Arab terrorists. She Zionism other members of a group known as “The Easter Commando” admitted at their trial that they had intended to bomb several Tel Aviv hotels. All were released in 1975 on humanitarian grounds. Since returning to Paris, Ms. Barge is known to have been active in leftist and anarchist circles.
The anti-Israel link to the bombing here was provided by an anonymous telephone caller who told a French news agency that the attack was carried out by the “International Revolutionary Front” against Zionists and their allies. The Rothschild Bank is owned by the Barons. Guy, Elie and Alain de Rothschild, all prominent in French-Jewish philanthropies.