1974 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre

The logic for those continued attacks is to be found in the so-called phase plan adopted in 1974 by the Palestine National Council in Cairo.  Realizing that they would never be able to destroy Israel in one fell swoop, the Palestinians adopted a graduated plan to wipe out Israel.  First, accept any territory given to them in any part of historic Palestine. Then, use that sanctuary to wage war until Israel is destroyed.

Source: Time Magazine, “Remember What Happened Here,” July 2, 2006.

April 11, 1974 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre

Kiryat Shemona, Israel—18 killed, 8 of whom were children, by PFLP terrorists who detonated their explosives during a failed rescue attempt by Israeli authorities.

May 15, 1974 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre

Maalot, Israel—27 Israelis killed by terrorist, 21 of whom were children, and 78 wounded by PFLP terrorists in a school, after an unsuccessful rescue attempt.