BONN (Jan. 9)
A group calling itself “Revolutionary Cell–Fighters for a Free Palestine” has made two unsuccessful attempts to bomb West German cinemas where the film “Operation Entebbe” is currently showing. This followed similar attempts in Greece and Italy.
A time bomb planted in an Aachen cinema failed to go off. It was discovered by a charwoman under a row of seats. A similar bomb, found by a Dusseldorf cinema manager near the emergency exit of his theater, was defused by police. Had the bomb gone off during the evening performance as planned, many movie goers might have been killed or injured because the four-story building which partly rests on wooden pillars, probably would have collapsed.
A note sent by the revolutionary group to the daily “Frankfurter Rundschau” charged that the film “twisted reality to the point where it is no longer recognizable.” It added that “The Palestinian people’s struggle is not aimed against the Jews, but against Zionism as a state form and an ideology which justifies the banishment of an entire nation.”