Australia - Intelligence Documents Released Shows Palestinian Terror Plot of the 1970's
Australia - Cabinet documents from 1976, just released by the National Archives of Australia under a 30-year rule, reveal an alarming global threat of Palestinian terrorism and a possibility of an attack on Australian soil.
It shows Palestinian terrorists planned to kill Bob Hawke a prominent Jewish figures in Australia in 1975, also targeted was Israeli ambassador Michael Elizur and the two other high-profile Australian Jewish figures, Isi Leibler and Sam Lipski.
The details were in a secret report describing the terrorist threat to Australia at a time when Palestinian groups were carrying out aircraft hijackings and attacks on Jewish institutions in Europe and the Middle East and on allies of Israel.
A key figure in the plan was Palestinian militant Munif Mohammed Abou Rish, who came to Australia in 1974 claiming to be a journalist and who indicated he would return in 1975 to plan the ambassador's assassination.
The terrorists were given fake passports by Palestinians living in Australia.
Abou Rish was killed later by Israeli security forces.
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