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Arab fascism: The separating Jews from non-Jews (PFLP examples)

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*El Al Flight 426 hijacking - July 23, 1968.

Naor, Mordechai. The war after the war. Israel: Ministry of Defense Publishing, 1970. p. 98.

After the Boeing 707 plane took off from the Italian capital, it was taken over by two terrorists from the "Popular Front" and directed it to Damascus. When the plane landed in the capital of Syria, the passengers and crew hurried to leave through the escape hatches, because the hijackers threatened to blow it up immediately after landing. And indeed, a short time later, the plane crashed in its front part. The non-Jewish passengers were immediately released, followed by the 4 Israeli women who were among the passengers, two remained Prof. Shlomo Samolov and Mr. Saleh Moalem were held in a Syrian prison for 99 days...

*El Al Flight 253 attack - Dec 26, 1968, Athens.

Posner, Steve. Israel Undercover: Secret Warfare and Hidden Diplomacy in the Middle East. United States: Syracuse University Press, 1987. p. 53.

On 26 December 1968, PFLP commandos stormed an El Al aircraft on the ground at Athens airport. Armed with hand grenades and machine guns, the terrorists attacked the plane carrying forty-one passengers and ten crew-members, screaming, "we want to kill Jews!" One passengers died in the attack and two stewardess were wounded.

*Dawson's Field hijackings, September 1970.

O'Connel, John F.l, ā€ˇWilliams, George. Air Transport in the 21st Century: Key Strategic Developments United Kingdom: Routledge, 2016. [https://books.google.com/books?id=MVKoDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT346].

Prior to the Dawson's Field hijackings, the PFLP had already achieved notoriety for several similar incidents, including the hijacking of an ... However, the PFLP segregated the flight crews and Jewish passengers, and kept 56 hostages..

Y. Farber, "The hijacker of the Israeli passenger plane died at the age of 65," Bhol, 03/29/2020.

48 years after the hijacking of a passenger plane that was on its way to Israel, by a terrorist squad from the 'Black September' organization, the last remaining terrorist among the members of the squad, some of whom were already eliminated in the same operation, has died | She died in Jordan in 1965 after being released a few decades ago in a deal to release terrorists.

...the organization was named in memory of the death and deportation of thousands of Palestinians in Jordan in September 1970, the four members of the terrorist group 'Black September' demanded the release of 315 terrorists imprisoned in Israel, in exchange for the 97 passengers and crew. The terrorists separated the Jewish and Israeli passengers from the non-Jews. As terrorists did in other kidnappings.

Berman, Esther Jane. Love Found Love Lost: The Adventures of a Love Struck Girl. United States: iUniverse, 2013.

While the majority of the 310 hostages had been transferred to Amman and freed on September 11, the PFLP segregated the flight crews and Jewish passengers, keeping the 56 Jewish hostages in custody, while releasing the non-Jews.

Posner, Steve. Israel Undercover: Secret Warfare and Hidden Diplomacy in the Middle East. United States: Syracuse University Press, 1987. p. [https://books.google.com/books?id=WwEMtRm6KVgC&pg=PA54 54].

On 6 September 1970, Khaled and several other PFLP members hijacked four planes...
Two days later, on 9 September, the PFLP took over a British airlines VC-10 flying to London from Bombay via Dubai and Bahrain; that plane joined the others at Jordan's Dawson Field...
All the hostages were released, except for 56 Jewish passengers...
Sloan, Stephen., Anderson, Sean K.. Historical Dictionary of Terrorism. United States: Scarecrow Press, 2009. p. 539.
Originally the hijackers held around 310 passengers and crew hostage to force the release of imprisoned terrorists elsewhere but released all but 56 who consisted of the flight crews and Jewish passengers...

*Air France Flight 139. Entebbee, June 1976.

Jonathan Spyer, "The hijackers of Entebbe - The full story." The Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2020.

In this regard, it is worth noting recent claims that this selection included only Israeli Jews. Such claims are false. It is beyond dispute that at least 10 non-Israeli Jews were obliged by the hijackers to join the group of 84 Israelis. It is also indisputable that a number of Israeli dual nationals and non-Israeli Jews succeeded through subterfuge in joining the group that was released. These two facts suggest, unsurprisingly, that the hijackers were unable to ascertain with forensic certainty the ethno-religious identity of all their hostages.

But the undisputed involuntary presence of a number of non-Israeli Jews among the hostages refutes the notion that the hijackers did not also target people of this description among the passengers. Such benign indifference would have been entirely out of character for members of the Revolutionary Cells, given their known targeting of non-Israeli Jews in Germany.

In the event, almost all the hostages, Israeli and non-Israeli, were rescued. The long journey of Bose, Kuhlmann and their colleagues ended in their encounter with the IDF's General Staff Reconnaissance Unit at the Entebbe Airport Terminal on July 4, 1976.

Air Force Association. Air Force Magazine, Vol. 93, Iss. 7-12. United States: Air Force Association, 2010. p. 64.
The terrorists collected passports and other documents and separated the Jewish passengers from the non-Jews...Ben-Natan, Asher. The audacity to live: chapters of life. Israel: Ministry of Defense Publishing, 2002, p. 290.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine conveyed to the French Foreign Israel - its demand to release forty terrorists, who were locked up in prisons in Israel... Next to that came news that the terrorists had separated the abductees: all the non-Jewish passengers, including the Air France flight crew members...

Ben Porat, Yesha'yahu. Haber, Eitan. Schiff, Zeev. Flight 139: the complete and reliable description of the "Air France" hijacking: the human story of the hostages, the political struggles, the military preparations, and the rescue operation in Entebbe. Israel: Zmora Bitan Modan, 1976. p. 54.

A few hours later, the non-Jewish passengers were released and went outside the borders of Algeria. The Israelis were transferred to a military camp. In return, the kidnappers, members of the "Popular Front" organization headed by Dr. George Habash, demanded some terrorists, who were imprisoned in Israeli prisons at the time.

Merav Halperin, G-Suit: Pages in Air pilots' writings. [Dapim beSefer haTisot shel Heil haAvir], Israel: Ministry of Defense Publishing, 2000. p. 255.


The plane later took off, on the order of the hijackers, to Entebbe in Uganda. The hijackers, members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, released the non-Jewish passengers and left as hostages only the 105 passengers of Jewish origin..

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