Vienna (Dec. 27)
Palestinian terrorists compiled a “hit list” of 60 targets in Austria, mostly Jewish or linked to Israel, the daily Kurier reported. According to the newspaper, the list was found by police investigating the synagogue bombing here last August and the murder last May of city councilman Heinz Nittel, a friend of Israel.
On the list for terrorist attack were the Jewish community center, the Israel Embassy, the offices of El Al, the Israeli airline, a kosher restaurant, the homes of Israel Embassy staff members, the Israel Tourist Office and the Jewish Welcome Service and the offices of the Austrian resistance fighters organizations.
Kurier said the list had been circulated among various extremist Palestinian groups but gave no source for that information. The paper said that police believe the former Palestine Liberation Organization representative in Vienna, Ghazi Hussein, who was expelled from Austria recently, might have compiled the list with the help of his wife. The list was said to be out of date with respect to some of the targets which have moved to different locations.