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Celebrating most lethal terror attack in Israel's history

Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook  |
The most lethal Palestinian terror attack in Israel's history was carried out on March 11, 1978, when a bus was hijacked and 37 civilians were killed, 12 of them children.
On the 31st anniversary of this attack, the Palestinian Authority celebrated the hijacking with an hour-long TV special. The program included file film of PLO training camps, and interviews with a number of terrorists describing the planning and implementation of the attack.

The program opened with the narrator glorifying the attack as:

"... one of the most important and most prominent special actions, executed by the Palestinian revolution by sea, on the coast between Haifa and Tel Aviv. This action, carried out by a group of heroes and led by the heroic fighter Dalal Mughrabi, had a great impact on continuing events of the Arab-Israeli conflict."
[PA TV (Fatah) March 11, 2009]