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Sees Israel at Advantage in Possible Retaliation for Hijacking

July 30, 1968
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The Christian Science Monitor said today that if Israel decided to take reprisals against the Arabs for the hijacking of the E1 A1 airliner last week, she would be “at a decided advantage.” The paper pointed out that “there are far more Arab airlines and they are far more vulnerable than Israel’s E1 A1 with its total of 14 planes (of which only seven are the firm’s own property; the others are chartered).”

“Jewish agents,” according to the Monitor, ‘could pose easily as members of any of the nationalities that frequent Arab air lanes, and with the efficiency of Israel’s secret services, legendary since the kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann, havoc could be wrought on the air traffic of at least half a dozen countries.”

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