A 35 year old Italian employee of El Al airlines was killed yesterday evening, shot three times by a Lebanese student claiming to be a member of the Black September Arab terrorism' group.
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Background: A 35 year old Italian employee of El Al airlines was killed yesterday evening, shot three times by a Lebanese student claiming to be a member of the Black September Arab terrorism' group. The victim Vittorio Olivares, married with one child had just left the El Al office in central Rome when the Arab student Zakaria Kamel Abu Salch shot him. The killer after running a short distance was ought and disarmed by policemen on duty outside the Ministry of Labour and social Assistance. Abu Saleh when taken to the Police Headquarters for questioning said he had been appointed by Black September to kill Olivares who, he said, was an Israeli apy. His mission now accomplished he didn't onre what happened.
This is the latest o several Arab and Israeli terrorist attempts at hi-jacking and killing during the last year, which have been initiated or taken place in Rome. The last terrorist murder was in October 1972 when a group Israeli of/terrorists shot and killed Wail zuaiter in the courtyard of the Apartment block where he lived. Zuaiter was alleged to be Al Fatah representative and proposed leader of the Black September group in Italy.