How the terrorist who attacked Israel's main airport escaped the death penalty
Top politicians at the time debated whether to kill the killer.
It's hard to say whether Kozo Okamoto was insane even before he took part in the murderous attack on Lod airport (today Ben-Gurion International ). That was on May 30, 1972. His defense lawyer argued that at the time he carried out the operation he was not sane, but a military court rejected this claim and sentenced him to life in prison. In the course of his trial and the 13 years of his...
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