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Foil Plot by Terrorists to Seize Israel Embassy in Bucharest

January 10, 1973
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Arab terrorists planned to attack the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest last month but the plot was foiled by Rumanian secret police, it was learned here today. According to newspaper reports, the attack was to have been made simultaneously with the seizure of the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok by four armed terrorists on Dec. 28. Foreign Ministry sources confirmed today that the Bucharest Embassy took special precautions before and during the Bangkok incident on the basis of a tip. The sources declined to comment on the Rumanian role but hinted that it had been very effective. According to reports, the terrorists in Bangkok boasted to their six Israeli hostages that “at this very moment” the Embassy in Bucharest was under attack.

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