Israel is looking at ways and means of improving the security at its legations abroad following the attack by Black September guerrillas last week on its embassy in Thailand.
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Background: Israel is looking at ways and means of improving the security at its legations abroad following the attack by Black September guerrillas last week on its embassy in Thailand.
Four Arabs held six Israelis captive at gunpoint for more than eighteen hours. The guerrillas at first demanded the release of 38 Arab commandos held in Israeli prisons, but later dropped this demand and agreed to free the hostages in return for safe conduct out of thailand. They took with them the Egyptian ambassador and two Thai ministers as a guarantee of free passage.
When the drama was over, life and work at the Israeli embassy returned more or less to normal.
A former Chief of Israeli Military intelligence, Major-General Aharon Yariv, was in Bangkok conducting an on the spot investigation of how the guerrillas managed to get into the Embassy. He was also to suggest ways of improving security.
SYNOPSIS: The Israeli embassy in Bangkok... infiltrated last week by Black September guerrillas who held six Israelis hostage for eighteen hours before releasing them.
Security has been tightened even further since the raid. But the big question that remains, is how did the four Arabs manage to get inside the heavily guarded compound.
Everyone...right down to a girl delivering flowers, is checked by the security men.
The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Eban, has said Israel is seeking ways to further tighten security at its legations abroad. As part of this plan, a former military intelligence chief, Major-General Aharon Yariv, went to Bangkok soon after the raid. His job was to find out how security was breached and to make recommendations on what measures might be necessary to prevent further incidents of that kind.