I agree with you that it was Ben Gurion's decision to kill the Jews who were aboard the ALTELANA, and, at the time, Yitzhak Rabin was a young soldier in his twenties, following orders . Two young Cuban Jews, whose parents were friends of my family there, were killed aboard the ALTELENA. They came to fight for Israel, and I am not so sure that they understood the political hatred between Ben Gurion and Menachem Begin.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
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