'I survived the Israeli airport massacre'
On 29 May 1972 three Japanese students arrived at Israel's Lod airport in Tel Aviv on an Air France flight from Paris.
Once their luggage came through to the baggage hall, they drew out automatic guns and hand grenades, and began shooting people indiscriminately.
They killed 26 people and injured more than 70 others. One of the men killed himself, another was shot by security guards and the third was arrested.
The gunmen were hired by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who said they had recruited the trio from Japan's Red Army terror group, to carry out the attack, in revenge for the killing of two Arab hijackers earlier in May.
Ros Sloboda, who was living in Israel at the time, was seriously wounded in the attack.
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- From the section Magazine