The body of Dr. Ami Schachori (correct spelling), the diplomat killed by a letter bomb?
The body of Dr. Ami Schachori (correct spelling), the diplomat killed by a letter bomb in the Israeli Embassy in London on Tuesday (September 19) was flown to Tel Aviv yesterday (Wednesday) for burial.
Following an emotional reception and religious eulogy at Lydda Airport, the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) in Jerusalem held a tribute to the dead man. During a memorial speech by Speaker Yisrael Yeshafahu, Prime Minister Golda Meir and other Government leaders stood in tribute to Dr Schachori.
As the mourning for DR. Schachori took place in Israel, a tightening of security at all Israeli diplomatic missions and Jewish organisations around the world. It is known that many bomb letters have been posted from Holland in the last few days. Many of them already been found and defused or exploded safely, but it is still believed that many more might have been posted and are still undetected. The ones already discovered have been found as for apart as New York and Kinshasa (Zaire), or Montreal and Tel Aviv - where several were addressed to members of the Israeli Government.
SYNOPSIS: The body of Dr. Ami Schachori - the diplomat killed by a letter-bomb at the Israeli Embassy in London on Tuesday - returns home to Tel aviv for burial.
Among the mourners who joined Dr. Schachori's family, was Agriculture minister Gvati. They attended a ceremony at Lydda Airport on Wednesday. Dr Schachori, who had served four years in London, had terminated his tour of duty, and was due to return to Israel next week. He was killed by a bomb which exploded when he opened a letter posted in Amsterdam. The bomb was only one of many which are known to have been posted in Holland, addressed to Israeli diplomatic missions and leading Jews around the world. Several have already been found - in places as for apart as New York, Kinshase, Montreal and Tel Aviv. But it is impossible to assess how many more may still be at large.
The Israeli Knesset: - or Parliament - also met on Wednesday in Jerusalem, for a special session to set up an inquiry into the murder of the Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich. But, before the start of the session, they held a tribute to Dr. Schechori.
Prime Minister Golda Mair was among those who heard a testimonial by Parliamentary Speaker Yiseael Yeshayashu.
After the tribute to Dr Schachori, the Knesset set about creating a commission to investigate the Munich killings. They also discussed the need for increased security at Israeli and Jewish centres at home and abroad.