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The pro-Palestine Japanese militants who once attacked Israel

The pro-Palestine Japanese militants who once attacked Israel
The pro-Palestine Japanese militants who once attacked Israel | GZERO World
In late May 1972, three men got off a plane at Israel’s main international airport, pulled rifles and grenades out of their bags, and gunned down nearly thirty people at random. The dead included a celebrated Israeli scientist and presidential candidate, as well as more than a dozen religious pilgrims from Puerto Rico. As the details emerged, there was one aspect that many people couldn’t understand: the attackers... were Japanese

Why had militants from halfway around the world come to Israel to carry out a terrorist attack like this? And what did a young woman from Tokyo known as “The Empress of Terror” have to do with it? This is the story of the Lod Airport Massacre, one of the most bizarre chapters in the long history of violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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