The terrorist attack on the United States yesterday ( the day this was written)( September 11th, 2001) was the worse in history. It was not however the first terrorist attack of this new century, and certainly the last century was one in which terror came to the forefront of the world scene. Here is a partial list of some of the major terrorist action since 1968:
1968: July 23rd – Three members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack an El Al plane to Rome
November 22nd – Twelve people were killed at a bombing in the market in Jerusalem
February 18th An El Al aircraft in Zurich Switzerland was attacked, the copilot was killed
February 21st were killed and eight injured in a bomb blast in Jerusalem
August 29th A TWA 707 was hijacked by Palestinian terrorist to Damascus
September 29th – A TWA plane flying from Rome to Lodi Italy was hijacked to Damascus
November 27th- The El Al office in Athens was attacked. Innnocent bystanders were killed
February 10th. A bus carrying passengers to an a plane is attacked by Palestinian terrorist at the Munich airport
February 21st- A Swissair plane on a flight to Israel is blown up in mid air by Palestinian terrorists.
April 21st- A bomb explodes aboard a Philippines airliners. All 36 aboard are killed
May 22nd Eight Israeli schoolchildren are killed by Arab terrorist.
September 6th- An attempt is made to hijack four planes. The attempt to hijack an El Al plane fails, while three other succeed. The planes all end up in the Jordanian desert.
January 26th A bomb explodes on a Yugoslav plane killing all but one passenger
May 30th- 24 people are killed at Lod airport by Japanese terrorist recruited by Palestininians
July 21st twenty two bombs go off in downtown Belfas killing 11 people
September 5th – Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by Black semtember an arm of the PLO led by Yasir Arafat at the Olympic games in Munich
1973-February 23rd- Israel shoots down a Libyan plane over the Sinai desert fearing it was a flying bomb
March 8th- Two IRA bombs explode in London killing one person and injuring 200
1973- August 5th Five people are killed when a Libyan terrorist group attacks a TWA plane
1974- September 8th Libyan terrorist plant a bomb on board a TWA plane flying from Athens to Rome, all 85 passengers are killed.
November 21st The IRA explodes a series of bombs in Birmingham England- 21 people are killed
1975- September 30th A Hungarian airplane explodes killing all 64 persons on board
1976- January 1st-Eighty-two people are killed aboard a Lebanese plane
June 24th- An Air France plane is hijacked to Uganda. Israeli later stages a daring rescue mission to free the hostages.
1978 –March 12th Thirty seven Israelis are killed on a bus by Palestinian terrorists.
1981- April 19th -Thirteen people were killed and 177 injured in a terrorist attack in Davao Philippines.
1982- August 6th- A kosher restaurant is attacked in Paris killing eight.
1983- April 18th Eighty-three people are killed at the US Embassy in Beirut.
Septermber 29th- A Gulf Air plane explodes killing all 166 people aboard.
October 29th- 241 US Marines are killed in a truck bombing in Beirut by the Islamic Jihad ( controled by Syria)
1984-September 20th- The US embassy in the Beirut is bombed- 15 are killed
1985 June 23rd 345 people are killed when Sikh terrorist explode a bomb aboard an Air India 747
October 7th- The Cruise ship the Achillo Laura was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists
1986- September 5th A Pan Am aircraft is hijacked by Palestinain terrorists. Twenty passengers are killed.
1988- Pan Am flight 103 is blown up over Lockerbie Scotland. All 259 passengers and crew are killed.
The Israeli embassy in Buenes Aires is bombed and 14 die
1993- February 26th- A bomb explodes in the basement of the World Trade Center in New York- Six die 1,000 are injured.
July 27th- Five are killed in a car bombing in Milan Italy
1995- March 20th 12 people are killed when nerve gas is released in a Tokyo subway.
April 19th- The Murrah Federal office building is destroyed by a bomb in Oklahoma City Oklahoma killing 168.
1998- August 7th – The US embassies in mairobi Kenya and Dar es Salamm Tanzania are bombed.