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Shultz Expresses Sympathy over Murder of Two Israeli Seamen in Barcelona

U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz has expressed deep sympathy and revulsion over the murder of two Israeli merchant seamen in Barcelona, Spain, last week. Israeli officials have said the two men were killed by the PLO. Their bodies, which had apparently been tortured before death, were found in an apartment in the city by Spanish police.

In a letter to Premier Shimon Peres Sunday, Shultz wrote: “Dear Shimon, I want to thank you for your message on the interception of the Achille Lauro hijackers and at the same time express my deep sympathy and revulsion at the brutal murders of two Israeli seamen in Spain. The terrorist murders of innocent citizens of both our countries must serve to strengthen our determination, which I know you share, to expose and eliminate the scourge of terrorism. I look forward to seeing you” in Washington this week.