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Bomb Explodes at Lebanese Consulate

April 15, 1974
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A small bomb exploded at the Lebanese consulate here yesterday causing little damage. The consulate, on the seventh floor of a Hollywood Boulevard building, was unoccupied at the time. Just before the explosion an anonymous caller to the Los Angeles news agency. City News Service, claimed the bomb was a reprisal for Thursday’s terrorist attack on Kiryat Shemona, The caller concluded with “Never Again,” the slogan of the Jewish Defense League.

On Friday, five masked men entered the Arab information center in downtown San Francisco shortly before noon, emptied filing cabinets and desks and then fled without harming either the information center director, Inraham Tawasha, or his secretary, according to police. Later, a news media office received an anonymous call declaring that the raid was in protest against the massacre of civilians at Kiryat Shemona. According to one report, the caller concluded with the words “Never Again.”

The Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco and the Bay Area issued a statement, In response to requests from local media, declaring that “up to this time the police have not Identified the perpetrators of this inexcusable act. We hope they will be apprehended. Until that time, it would be irresponsible to conjecture wildly about their identity. Whoever did it. the organized Jewish community abhors such criminal acts of violence and condemns any group or individuals who may commit them. That has been our constantly and publicly reiterated position.”

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