Kiryat Shmona massacre


Kiryat Shmona massacre

The Kiryat Shmona massacre was an attack by three Palestinian terrorists on civilians in the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona on 11 April 1974 which resulted in 18 deaths.

Attack

On 11 April 1974, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command crossed the Israeli border from Lebanon. They entered an apartment building in the town of Kiryat Shmona and murdered all eighteen residents there, including nine children. [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/time70s.html Modern Israel & the Diaspora (1970-1979)] Jewish Virtual Library] [ [http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_terrorism_1970s.php What happened at Ma'alot, Kiryat Shmona, and other terrorist targets in the 1970s?] Palestine Facts]

Subsequently, the prevention of such attacks was cited as a reason for Israel's Operation Litani.

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