Airport Blast Suspects Released

Two young Dutch nationals held as suspects in the Ben Gurion Airport explosion May 25, were released by local police today. Although exonerated of any direct connection with the blast, Hugo Muller and Rudolph Mayer face trial on charges that they made Muller’s passport available to the West German terrorist who carried the explosives to Israel.

The latter, identified as a member of the West German extremist Bader-Meinhof group, was killed along with an Israeli woman security officer when he opened his booby-trapped valise in the airport arrivals area. His passport was traced to Muller who was arrested here when he was unable to explain to police why he failed to report its loss.

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