MONTREAL (Jun. 6)
Israel’s Justice Minister, Shmuel Tamir, has asked the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) here to condemn the terrorist attack at Only Airport near Paris May 20 and to call upon states to take measures to prevent such attacks in accordance with the 1971 Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation. Tamir’s appeal was conveyed to the ICAO by the Israeli embassy.
“The terrorists, members of a group affiliated with the PLO, claimed responsibility for the attack,” Tamir said. He said the “reoccurrence of acts of unlawful and murderous interference in civil aviation in many parts of the world emphasizes the vital need to continue to strengthen the national and international provisions for security in the air and in airports.” He observed that “This additional act of brutal terrorism aimed at innocent passengers is further proof of the utter absurdity of granting the PLO official observer status in ICAO, as was done at the recent 22nd General Assembly of the organization. The PLO has not even denied its approval of the views of indiscriminate terror and bloodshed of civilians as a political weapon.”
Two French policemen were killed in preventing the terrorists from attacking a group of passengers waiting for an EI AI flight. Three terrorists were killed.