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In the book [[Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations]], the Israeli journalist [[Ronen Bergman]] describes a plan to assassinate [[Yasser Arafat]], the PLO-leader then resident in Tunisia. Over a period of several years, described in the book as 1982-83, The Israeli air force had a squad patrolling the sea areas outside Tunisia waiting for an opportunity to shoot down Arafats's plane.  
 
In the book [[Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations]], the Israeli journalist [[Ronen Bergman]] describes a plan to assassinate [[Yasser Arafat]], the PLO-leader then resident in Tunisia. Over a period of several years, described in the book as 1982-83, The Israeli air force had a squad patrolling the sea areas outside Tunisia waiting for an opportunity to shoot down Arafats's plane.  
  
The Mossad defector [[Victor John Ostrovsky]] claimed Israel was involved in the incident.  
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The Mossad defector [[Victor Ostrovsky]], in his book [[The Other Side of Deception]] claimed Israel was involved in the incident.  
 
    
 
    
  

Revision as of 09:13, 10 October 2019

Event.png Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (air disaster,  assassination,  mid-level deep event?) Rdf-icon.png
Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870.jpg
The reconstructed plane
Date27 June 1980
LocationTyrrhenian Sea,  near Ustica,  Italy
Deaths81
Survivors0

Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashed on 27 June 1980, killing all on board, while en route from Bologna to Palermo.

Causes

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga attributed the cause of the crash to a missile fired from a French Navy aircraft. On 23 January 2013 Italy's top criminal court ruled that there was "abundantly" clear evidence that the flight was brought down by a missile.[1]

In the book Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations, the Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman describes a plan to assassinate Yasser Arafat, the PLO-leader then resident in Tunisia. Over a period of several years, described in the book as 1982-83, The Israeli air force had a squad patrolling the sea areas outside Tunisia waiting for an opportunity to shoot down Arafats's plane.

The Mossad defector Victor Ostrovsky, in his book The Other Side of Deception claimed Israel was involved in the incident.


In June 2010, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano urged all Italian authorities to cooperate in the investigation of the incident.[2]

Legal Action

In September 2011 the Palermo civil tribunal ordered the Italian government to pay 100 million euros ($137 million) in civil damages to the relatives of the victims for failure to protect the flight and for concealing the truth and destroying evidence.[3]

Finally, on 23 January 2013, Italy’s top criminal court ruled that there was "abundantly" clear evidence that the flight was brought down by a stray missile and confirming the lower court's order that the Italian government must pay compensation.[1]

In April 2015 the appeals court in Palermo confirmed the rulings of the Palermo civil tribunal of 2011 and rejected the appeal by the state attorney.[4]


References

  1. a b "Italian court: Missile caused 1980 Mediterranean plane crash; Italy must pay compensation". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 23 January 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Troendle, Stefan (27 June 2010). "Napolitano fordert Aufklärung des Absturzes von Ustica". Tagesschau. Retrieved 27 June 2010. Zum Jahrestag der Flugzeugkatastrophe von Ustica hat Italiens Staatspräsident Giorgio Napolitano alle staatlichen Stellen aufgefordert, daran mitzuarbeiten, das Unglück endlich aufzuklären. Es müsse eine befriedigende und ehrliche Rekonstruktion der Ereignisse stattfinden, damit alle Unklarheiten beseitigt würden.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Italy court fines government $137 million over mysterious crash of plane over Ustica". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 13 September 2011.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. "Ustica, Corte d'Appello conferma: "Il Dc-9 venne abbattuto da un missile"". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 8 April 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").