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Israeli rights group sues North Korea over 1972 terror attack

By Zohar Blumenkrantz, Haaretz Correspondent

An Israeli human rights organization is filing a lawsuit against North Korea over a 1972 terrorist attack at Ben-Gurion airport that left more than 20 people dead and more than 50 wounded, Haaretz has learned.

The attack, known as the Lod Airport massacre, was carried out by three members of the Japanese Red Army on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The victims included 16 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico and Israeli professor and biophysicist Aharon Katzir.

The lawsuit against North Korea stems from claims it sponsored the PFLP and the Japanese Red Army, providing material support to both organizations and assistance in planning the attack.

The three terrorists arrived on an Air France flight from Paris and drew automatic guns and hand grenades, firing fired randomly at anybody in


Added: Feb-13-2010 
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Middle East
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