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A l s . e r uber die Rufnummer befragt wurde, d i e e r dem K A D O R A H


zuschreibt, gab K A P L A N den vollen Namen von K A D O R A H a n und
erklarte auch g a n z offen, er habe e i n e Imbiss-Stube in Bottrop,
als e r jedoch befragt w u r d e uber "ELIAS" gibt e r nur an, d a B
dies ein Kunde s e i n e r T o c h t e r sei. Er n u b genau befragt werden,
um den Umfang s e i n e r Bekanntschaft mit beiden P e r s o n e n v011
festzustellen.
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Die Person Badr Bu KASIM m u 6 identifiziert werden und d e r Inhalt


d e r Gesprache uber den Anpchlag f e s t g e s t e l l t werden (DALKAMONI
erwahnte, dab d i e s e s Gesprach $it Abu ~ a d rabgehbrt w o r d e n
sei).
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Bei einer Erklarung des. Besuches- von D A L K A M O N I behauptet KAPLAN,


d a O KASSIM und M O H A M M E D vom' Asylantenheim in Hockenheim den
KAN-NAKCHE in s e i n e wohnung brbchten. . ~ i e ' m a n dscheint nachgefragt z u haben,' w e r d i e s e ~ e r s 0 n e . nsind, W O e r s i e kennenlernte,
o d e r sonst etwas. Dies muI3 richt,ig gestellt werden.

Es k6nnte sein, d a 8 KAPLAN ein Kurier d e r Gruppe.ist, und dal3


e r u n t e r d e r T a r n u n g - e i n e s Reisenden f u r das Geschaft seiner
T o c h t e r arbeitet, bevor e r vom ~er'dacht ausgeschlossen werden
kann, m u 8 er z u f r i e d e n s t e l l e n d e 'Erlauterungen bezliglich der
obigen ~ e r d a c h t s m o m e n t e l i8efern.
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INTERIM REPORT

ON EVIDENCE

FROM BKA FILES

Prepared by: Det. Supt. P. Connor


Research Team

L.I.C.C.

INDEX
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MEMORANDUM TO S . I . O .

REPORTS ON:ABASSI

AL-AHMED

DALKAMONI

DIAB

GHADANFAR

HALIM

IBRAHIM

KADORAH

KAM-NAKCHE

KAPL AN

RADI

THIEL

YOUNES

ABASSI

KHREESAT

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K E M O R A N D U M

Date:

5 June 1989

To :

D e t e c t i v e Chief Superintendent O r r , Senior I n v e s t i g a t i n g O f f i c e r

From:

D e t e c t i v e Superintendent Connor

SUBJECT : BOMBING OF PA 103 - REQUEST TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING SUSPECT MEMBERS OF THE
PFLP-GC I N WEST GERMANY RE-INTERVIEWED AS SUSPECTS :
PERSONS REFERRED TO:

ABBASI, Haschem
AHMW), A 1 Ahmad
D ALKAMONI
DIAB, Ramzi
GHADANFAR, Abdel F a t t a h
HALIM, Allaadin Abdel
IBRAHIM, Fuad
KHADORAH, Martin
KAM-NAKCHE , Yasin
KAPLAN, h a d
RADI, Bassam Ahmad
THIEL, P e t e r
YOUNAS, Adnan

I r e f e r t o above and have t o r e p o r t t h a t a thorough and s y s t e m a t i c r e s e a r c h


continr:es t o be c z r r i e d o u t on t h e information a v a i l a b l e concerning t n e s u s p e c t
members o f t h e PFLP-GC i n West Germany. A s agreed from t h e o u t s e t t h e purpose of
t h i s s c r u t i n i s a t i o n i s t o e x t r a c t a l l information t h a t s u g g e s t s o r even remotely
i n d i c z t e s t h e p o s s i b l e involvement of any person i n t h e bombing of PA 1 0 3 by way
of c i i r e c t i o n , s u p p o r t , co-operation, p l a i n i n g , p r e p a r a t i o n , o r by o t h e r means.

*a

The i n f o r m a t i o n gleaned t o date c l e a r l y i d e n t i f i e s t h e above mentioned persons a s


and t h e r e f o r e it i s t h e opinion
being i n t h i s category - s e e Appendices A t o M
o f t h e r e p o r t i n g o f f i c e r t h a t before any f u r t h e r r e s e a r c h i s contemplated t h e y be
The consequence of such
d e t a i n e d and questioned a s a s u s p e c t .: f o r t h i s crime.
i n t e r v i e w s w i l l undoubtedly p r o g r e s s t h e enquiry and a l s o allow a more a c c u r a t e
and p r o f e s s i o n a l assessment t o be made i n r e g a r d s t o t h e i r p o s s i b l e involvement o r
otherwise i n t h e murderous a t t a c k on PA 103.

A s p r e v i o u s l y i n t i m a t e d a f u l l r e p o r t has been submitted on each of t h e s e persons

h i g h l i g h t i n g a l l a v a i l a b l e information known t o d a t e on t h e i r background,


a s s o c i a t e s and a c t i v i t i e s e t c during t h e end of October 1988 and round about
November/December of t h a t year.
The conclusion i n each i n s t a n c e , which i s a l s o
included i n t h e aforementioned r e p o r t , i s as f o l l o w s :

ABASSI , Haschem

See Appendix

'A '

It is a m a t t e r of f a c t derived from t h e i n v e s t i g a t i o n s and i n t e l l i g e n c e r e c e i v e d


from P o l i c e agencies throughout Europe t h a t a l l of Haschem A b a s s i ' s a c a u a i n t a ~ c e s
who car! be i d e n t i f i e d a r e connected t o t h e PFLP GC and a l l of them have been
a c t i v e o v e r t h e l a s t 1 0 years.

I t would be naive t o a c c e p t Ezschez .:.bassi's account of h i s i ~ v o l v e r , e n tw i t h t h e s e


people a t f a c e v s l u e . A l t h o ~ z hh i s s t z t e r . e n t only c o n t r a 5 i c t s i t s e l f i n one p l z c e
t h e r e a r e a w e a l t h of c o n t r e d i c t i o n s when it i s compared ~ i t ht h e i n f o r r , a t i o n
gained from t h e i n t e r v i e w s of t h o s e a s s o c i a t e s who gave s t a t e z e n t s .
Haschem Abassi h a s attempted t o cunningly concede t o f a c t s and knowledge o f
m a t t e r s which he knew h i s i n t e r v i e w e r s would know and t h i s i s a l s o h i g h l i g h t e d
when A b a s s i ' s s t a t e m e n t is compared w i t h i n f o r m a t i o n obtained f r o n o t h e r s o u r c e s .
The i n f e r e n c e of t h e amalgam o f i n f o r n a t i o n now a v a i l a b l e i s t h a t Haschem Abassi
was without doubt knowingly f a c i l i t a t i n g t h e house a t I s a s t r a s s e 1 6 , 4040 Neuss t o
t h e PFLP-GC as a s a f e house.
T h i s argument could be advanced t o t h e c o n t e n t i o n t h a t Haschem Abassi joined t h e
PFLP-GC i n 1979 a b o u t t h e time he n e t Dalkamoni i n S y r i a and he was d e l i b e r a t e l y
placed by them i n West Germany f o r t h e purpose of t h e t a s k which he u l t i m a t e l y
performed, i e p r o v i d i n g a commercial f r o n t i n c o r p o r a t i n g a f i n a n c e l a u n d e r i n g
f a c i l i t y and an import e x p o r t f a c i l i t y which could be u t i l i s e d by t h e PFLP-GC i n
a d d i t i o n t o t h e s a f e house.
From t h e b r i e f i n i t i a l information r e c e i v e d from t h e Swedish a u t h o r i t i e s it
appears t h a t Marten Imandi i s a s i g n i f i c a n t f i g u r e h e a d i n t h e PFLP-GC i n Sweden
and he was r e c e n t l y a r r e s t e d because o f t h i s . It i s a l s o obvious t h a t Abassi and
Marten Inandi r e g u l a r l y communicated w i t h each o t h e r from Imandi's i n t e r v i e w s with
t h e Swedish P o l i c e i n November 1988.
The q u e s t i o n s must be p u t t o Abassi t o c l a r i f y t h e vague i s s u e s r a i s e d i n t h e
previous i n t e r v i e w s and t o t e s t Abassi ' S c r e d i b i l i w by re-covering t h e p o i n t s
which a r e now known t o c o n f l i c t w i t h i n f o r m a t i o n received f r o n o t h e r s o u r c e s .
On and immediately b e f o r e 21 December 1988 Haschem Abassi was f r e e and l i v i n g and
working i n Neuss.

AHKED, A l Ahmed

See Appendix ' B '

It i s apparent t h a t A 1 Ahmed h a s i n t h e p a s t had some involvement w i t h P a l e s t i n i a n


L i b e r a t i o n Groups and h a s an a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h t h e Middle E a s t and i n Germany w i t h
t h e accused Dalkamoni.
It i s e q u a l l y e v i d e n t t h a t h i s s t a t e m e n t s t o d a t e are
c o n f l i c t i n g and do n o t t a l l y w i t h a c c o u n t s g i v e n by Dalkamoni, g i v i n g r i s e t o
s u s p i c i o n t h a t A1 Ahmed i s n o t t e l l i n g t h e t r u t h and h a s something t o h i d e . Given
t h e s i t u a t i o n and having considered t h e p o s s i b l e s i g n i f i c a n c e o f any s u s p e c t
member of t h i s PFLP-GC c e l l who a s s o c i a t e d o r w a s i n conzact w i t h Dalkamoni,
Ghadanfar o r K h r e e s a t round about t h e end o f October 1988, and had t h e i r freedom
d u r i n g November/December of t h z t y e a r , it i s r e q u e s t e d t h a t i n o r d e r t o e s t a b l i s h
t h e v e r a c i t y of Ahmed's a s s e r t i o n s , he be d e t a i n e d a s a s u s p e c t and q u e s t i o n s p u t
t o him which w i l l p e r m i t a proper e v a l u a t i o n t o be made o f h i s involvement o r
otherwise i n t h e bombing of PA 103.
DALKAMONI

See Appendix ' C '

There i s no q u e s t i o n t h a t Dalkamoni i s a l e a d i n g member of t h e PFLP-GC and t h a t he


was s e n t t o West Germany f o r a s p e c i f i c purpose t o e s t a b l i s h himself and s e t up a
f a c t i o n of t h e PFLP-GC i n West Germany o v e r a l o n g period of time i n o r d e r t o have

a base i n Europe f o r c a r r y i n g o u t I n t e r n a t i o n a l T e r r o r i s t A c t i v i t i e s .
This appears t o have s t e r t e d a s f a r back 2s 1979 when he was r e l e a s e d f r o 3 P r i s c n .
I t was a t t h i s t i n e t h a t he f i r s t et Haschem Abassi.
Abassi t h e n m v e d t o
Germany and a s h o r t t i n e l a t e r Dalkamoni begins t r a v e l l i n g t o Vest Gernany on a
r e g u l a r b a s i s and makes c c n t a c t w i t h a nuriber of persons whose s y r p a t h i e s l i e w i t h
t h e P a l e s t i n i a n Freedom F i g h t s .
Ealkamoni a p p e a r s t o be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r b r i n g i n g Khreesat t o Vest Gercany where he
made a number of I E D s f o r use on t h e bonbing of a i r c r a f t . A s h o r t time a f t e r t h i s
The make up of
Pan Am F l i g h t 103 i s destroyed o v e r Lockerbie by a s i m i l a r bomb.
t h e bomb which d e s t r o y e d Pan Am 103 i s very s i m i l a r t o t h a t recovered i n t h e Ford
Taunus motor v e h i c l e used by Dalkamoni.
Both bombs b e i n g of 2 b a r o m e t r i c
c o n s t r u c t i o n and concealed i n a Toshiba r a d i o which was t h e r e a f t e r placed i n a
'cardboard c a r t o n f o r a r a d i o ' .
There i s , a l s o some s i g n i f i c a n c e between t h e f a c t t h a t t h e I E D used t o b r i n g down
PA 103 was c a r r i e d i n a hard s h e l l Samsonite s u i t c a s e and t h e evidence provided by
t h e Abassi b r o t h e r s which c l e a r l y s u g g e s t s t h a t t h e bonb r a d i o recovered from t h e
boot of t h e Ford Taunus motor v e h i c l e on 26 October 1988 was a l s o b e i n g c a r r i e d i n
- a 'brown o r dark coloured s u i t c a s e '
This is denied by t h e BKA although t h e y do
agree t h a t a bomb r a d i o a s p r e v i o u s l y described was found i n t h e cardboard c z r t o n
f o r a r a d i o w i t h i n t h e boot of t h e v e h i c l e p r e v i o u s l y r e f e r r e d t o .
However t o
d a t e photographs showing t h e c o n t e n t s of t h e boot of t h e c a r when it was f i r s t
opened by t h e BKA and which would s u p p o r t t h e i r d e n i a l , have n o t been made
a v a i l a b l e t o t h e S10 a t Lockerbie.

During t h e i n t e r v i e w s of Dalkamoni a f t e r h i s a r r e s t he mentions Lockerbie on a


number of o c c a s i o n s without prompting. He h a s a l s o w r i t t e n a b o u t it on p i e c e s of
paper found i n h i s c e l l .
There a r e c l e a r i n d i c a t i o n s t h a t Delkamoni i s f u l l y
aware t h a t one o f t h e bombs he helped t o c o n s t r u c t i n West Germany d e s t r o y e d Pan
Am F l i g h t 1 0 3 o v e r Lockerbie.
Although Dalkamoni was i n custody i n Germany a t t h e time o f t h e bombing o f Pan Am
F l i g h t 103, he must be considered t o be a v e r y s t r o n g s u s p e c t f o r t h e c o n s p i r a c y
o v e r n p e r i o d o f time p r i o r t o 26 October 1988, t o commit t e r r o r i s t a t t a c k s by
p l a n t i n g bombs on a i r c r a f t belonging t o I s r a e l and America and i n f w t h e r a n c e of
which Pan Am F l i g h t 103 was destroyed over Lockerbie, S c o t l a n d , and. 270 p e o p l e
were k i l l e d .

The advance s t a t e o f t h e p r e p a r a t i o n s t o c a r r y o u t such a t t a c k s i s r e f l e c t e d i n


t h e f a c t t h a t a number of IEDs (bomb r a d i o s ) o f barometric c o n s t r u c t i o n were
primed ready f o r imminent use. I t would be n a i v e t y i n t h e extreme t o b e l i e v e t h a t
t h e a r r e s t o f Dalkamoni would s t o p t h e s e a t t a c k s t a k i n g p l a c e .
The f i n a n c i a l a t t i t u d e of t h e PFLP-GC would s u g g e s t t h a t t h e y would c o n t i n u e t o
have t h e s e a t t a c k s c a r r i e d o u t and Dalkamoni had s p e n t s o much time i n t h e
planning o f t h e a t t a c k s t h a t s e r i o u s c o n s i d e r a t i o n must be g i v e n t o t h e
p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t b e f o r e h i s a r r e s t he may have provided o t h e r s with s u f f i c i e n t
knowledge and m o t i v a t i o n t o c a r r y o u t t h e a t t a c k on Pan Am F l i g h t 103.

It i s known t h a t Dalkamoni is very c l o s e t o Ahmed J i b r i l , t h e l e a d e r o f t h e


PFLP-GC and i n 1986 Ahmed J i b r i l h e l d a p r e s s conference i n Libya where he s t a t e d
"THERE WILL BE NO SAFETY FOR ANY TRAVELLER ON ANY ISRAELI OR US A I R L I E P , " .

A s Dalkanoni i s a v e r y s t r c n g s u s p e c t f o r t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of Pan AT F l i g h t 103


o v e r L o c k e r b i e , S c o t l a n d , i t i s n e c e s s z r y t o i n t e r v i e w him and a s k him a nunber of
questions.

D I A B , Ramzi

See Appendix ' D

There i s l i t t l e doubt t h a t Diab i s a r.ember of t h e PFLP-GC when t h e evidence i s


looked i n t o .
There is every chance t h a t he i s a t t a c h e d t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing of
t h e PFLP-GC and was i n FRG t o f i n a l i s e arrangements f o r t h e placement of bonbs
manufactured under Dalkamoci's g u i d e l i n e s .
Having been r e l e a s e d f r o n custody he
immediately l e a v e s t h e country and i s n e x t s e e n i n Yugoslavia speaking t o t h e
keeper of t h e Semtex s t o r e Mobdi Goben, and t o t h e c o u r i e r of t h e group, K a r t i n
Kadorah.
I n a l l t h e c i r c u m s t z n c e s it i s n o t i n c o n c e i v a b l e t h a t Kadorah had t a k e n a p r e p a r e d
d e v i c e t o Yugoslavia a s , according t o h i s w i f e , he had been used t o " t a k e t h i n g s
t o and from t h e f l a t n e a r t h e zoo1' (Sandweg 2 8 ) , and t h a t t h i s d e v i c e was p a s s e d
on t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing i n t h e person of Ramzi Diab.
Ramzi Diab h a s dropped o u t of s i g h t but I f e e l it would be advantageous t o t h e
e n q u i r y t o have him i n t e r v i e w e d es a s u s p e c t f o r t h e Pan Am 1 0 3 bonbing i f and
when he i s e v e r t r a c e d .

GHADANFAR, Abdel F a t t a h

See Appendix 'E '

Although Ghadanfar was i n custody a t t h e time of t h e bombing of F l i g h t PX 103


s e r i o u s c o n s i d e r a t i o n must be given I,C t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t d u r i n g t h e p e r i o d
pre-26 October 1988, b o t h he and Dalkamoni provided Goben, Heschem X j a s s i a n d / o r
Ibrahim w i t h s u f f i c i e n t knowledge uld/c- equipment t o a l l o w them t o c a r r y o u t t h e
a t t a c k on PA 103 o r by t h e i r d i r e c t i o n / i n f l u e n c e , p e r s u a d e a n o t h e r t o e f f e c t t h e
p l a c i n g of t h e I E D on board PA 103.

I t is of

c o u r s e n o t beyond t h e reaims o f p o s s i b i l i t y a l s o t h a t d u r i n g h i s
i n c a r c e r a t i o n Gnadanfc h a s been a b l e t o convey h i s t h o u g h t s and i n t e n t i o n s TO t h e
t h r e e aforementioned s u s p e c t s e i t h e r through a p r i s o n v i s i t o r o r by o"~ n e rmeans.

To d a t e t h e r e a r e c l e a r i n d i c a t i o n s t h a t Ghadanf= i s p a r t o f a PFLF-GC c e l l i n
Tne
FRG s e n t t h e r e t o p r e p a r e and commit e x p l o s i v e a t t a c k s a g a i n s t a i r c r a f t .
advanced s t a t e o f t h e s e prepa-ations is r e f l e c t e d i n t h e f a c t t h a t a number of
IEDs (bomb r a d i o s ) of barometric c o n s t r u c t i o n were primed r e a d y f o r imminent use.
The e v e n t s however o f October 1988, undoubtedly e f f e c t e d t h e immediacy of t h e
i n t e n d e d a t t a c k s on a i r c r a f t b u t it would be n a i v e t y i n t h e extreme t o b e l i e v e
t h a t t h e a c t i v i t i e s o f t h e BKX and S t a t e P o l i c e i n West Germany a l t e r e d i n any way
t h e d e d i c a t e d i n t e n t i o n of t h e PFLP-GC.
It may have caused a d e l a y t o t h e i r
planned o b j e c t i v e b u t t h e f a n a t i c a l a t t i t u d e s of t h i s T e r r o r i s t Group most
c e r t a i n l y does n o t s u g g e s t t h e y would abandon completely any planned a t t a c k .

HALIM, A l l a a d i n Abdel

See Appendix ' F '

Abdel Halim a p p e a r s t o have been i n t ~ r v i e w e d s i q l y because of h i s a s s o c i a t i o n


w i t h Ibrahim.

Given t h a t a s s o c i a t i o n he must be r e - i c ~ e r v i e w ~ dt o e s t e b l i s h t h e i d e n t i t y of J a ~ a
Hasan, Kunther, Kounketh, t h e s t u d e n t ~ h ox a s i n I b r a h i m ' s roe?, ftar*.an Kosazeh,
and e s p e c i a l l y Khaled.
He should be questioned a s t o h i s v i s i t s t o F r a n k f u r t A i r p o r t , who acco?ripanied
him, how o f t e n d i d he go, where i n t h e A i r p o r t was h e , does he know anyone working
t h e r e , i f accompanied what was d i s c u s s e d , and was he e v e r given a n y t h i n g t o
deliver there.

IBRAHIM, Fuad

See Appendix ' G '

D e t e c t i v e Constable Alexander Smith, who was p r e s e n t d u r i n g I b r a h i n ' s i n t e r v i e w on


2 5 and 26 A p r i l 1988, formed t h e opinion t h a t he was a timid c h a r a c t e r who was
t r u t h f u l i n t h e accounts which he gave b u t f o r a man of h i s y e a r s and academic
background was naive i n t h e extreme.
A f t e r t h e f i r s t meeting between Ibrahim and Dalkamoni it is c l e a r t h a t f i r s t l y
Dalkamoni and l a t e r Ghadanfar, probably on t h e d i r e c t i o n of Dalkamoni, pursued a
keen i n t e r e s t i n Ibrahim, s e e i n g him a s an u n w i t t i n g employee who could c a r r y o u t
odd jobs on t h e i r behalf and on occasions supply p i e c e s of information which could
be used t o t h e i r advantage.
A t t h i s s t a g e it i s c l e a r t h a t Ibrahim was a s s i s t i n g t h e PFLP-GC, i n t h e form of
Dalkamoni and Ghadanfar, i n s e v e r a l minor ways a l t h o u g h it is not d e f i n i t e t h a t he
was aware o f t h e i r t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s b u t w i t h t h e l i m i t e d information a v a i l a b l e
on him t h i s cannot be discounted.
Having a n a l y s e d t h e c o n t e n t of h i s meetings
w i t h both Dalkamoni and Ghadanfar h i s n ~ i v e t yseems t o have s t r e t c h e d t o t h e poinz
of b e i n g n o t b e l i e v a b l e .

I n r e l a t i o n t o t h e bombing of PA 103 it i s t h e o p i n i o n of t h e r e p o r t i n g o f f i c e r
t h a t Ibrahim should be re-interviewed a d t h e a p p r o p r i a t e q u e s t i o n s p u t t o him i n
o r d e r t o e s z a b l i s h whether o r n o t he was involved i n t h i s crime.
I n view o f t h e
type of o r g a n i s a t i o n we a r e d e a l i n g with and t h e f a c t t h a t they had s e v e r a l IEDs
a t hand f o r use it i s c e r t a i n l y w i t h i n t h e realms of p o s s i b i l i Q t h a t Ibrahim, by
t h e d i r e c t i n f l u e n c e of Dalkarnoni znd Ghadanfar, w i l l i n g l y o r having been coerced
i n t o doing s o , a s s i s t e d o t h e r s d i r e c t l y o r i n d i r e c t l y i n t h e p l a c i n g of a bomb on
F l i g h t PA 103.
fCHADORAH, Martin

There i s l i t t l e doubt t h a t t h e PFLP-GC


Europe/Scandanavia.

See Appendix ' H '


have e s t a b l i s h e d a network of c e l l s i n

I t would appear t h a t t h e s e c o n t a c t s a r e e s t a b l i s h e d and maintained through a c h a i n


o f p i z z e r i a s , grocery shops, and b a r s owned by members of t h e PFLF-GC.
There
seems l i t t l e doubt a l s o t h a t t h e f i n a n c i n g o f t h e s e p r o p e r t y purchases a r e c a r r i e d
o u t through t h e PFLF-GC.
It i s e v i d e n t t h a t t h e y a r e f r e q u e n t l y used by members on a c t i v e s e r v i c e f o r t h e
PFLP-GC and t h a t Kadorah i s without doubt a n i n t e g r a l p a r t of t h e PFLP-GC
o p e r a t i n g i n t h e FRG.

The plans l a i d down by t h e FFLP-GC and t h e p r e p a r a ~ i c n srr.ade Kere well advanced


There is a
p r i o r t o t h e i r a r r e s t s on 26.10.88 and t o t h a t of Kzdorzh on 28.11.88.
d i s t i n c t p r o b a b i l i t y t h a t p a r t of t h o s e p l a n s iias t h e p r e p a r a t i o n 27d i c s e r t i o n
of the I E D on board t h e Pan
F l i g h t 1C3.

KM-NAKCKE

Yasin

See Appendix

'I'

There i s no doubt t h a t Kam-Nakche is t e l l i n g l i e s i n r e l a t i o n t o h i s a s s o c i a t i o n


with t h e i n d i v i d u a l s mentioned and a l s o t h e events of October 1988.
I t is
inconceivable t h a t an i n d i v i d u a l who l i v e d i n S y r i a u n t i l t h e age of 31,
p a r t i c u l a r l y d u r i n g t h e 1 9 4 0 ' s and 1 9 5 0 ' s when t h e t u r m o i l between I s r a e l and
P a l e s t i n e was a t i t s h e i g h t , should s t a t e t h a t t h e P a l e s t i n i a n movement i s of no
consequence t o him. I t i s a l s o worth b e a r i n g i n mind t h a t he has c l o s e l i n k s with
t h e Libyen Peoples Bureau through t h i s a l l e g e d r e l a t i v e who i s c o i n c i d e n t a l l y now
i n East Berlin.

It i s t h e opinion of t h e r e p o r t i n g o f f i c e r t h a t Yasin Kam-Nakche i s a ' s l e e p e r ' on


behalf of -'one of t h e P a l e s t i n i a n o r g a n i s a t i o n s and t h e whole s i t u a t i o n r e g a r d i n g
him should be thoroughly re-examined.

KAPLAN, h a d

See Appendix ' J '

A t t e n t i o n appears t o have Seen drawn t o K a p l a ~ by t h e


Khreesat, Haschem Abassi and Kam-Nakche on 16 October 1988.

visit

of

Dalkamoni,

When questioned about t h i s v i s i t he s t ~ t e st h a t they bought 43DK worth of goods.


It seems h i g h l y s u s p i c i o u s t h a t having t r a v e l l e d 450kms from Neuss t o Hockenheim,
they only purchased such a s n z l l amount of goods. This s u s p i c i o n i s supported by
Kaplan's d i f f e r i n g v e r s i o n s of how t h e group happened t o a r r i v e a t h i s home.
His
v e r s i o n s again d i f f e r from t h a t given by Kam-Nakche who s t a t e s t h a t he pnoned
Kaplan and t o l d him t h a t a g r o c e r from Neuss ( b b a s s i ) was about t o v i s i t him and
Kaplan must be c l o s e l y questioned w i t h a
t h a t he would b r i n g him t o s e e Kaplan.
view t o e s t a b l i s h i n g t h e t r u t h about t h i s v i s i t .
Kaplan's 22 y e a r o l d daughter r u n s a wholesale g r o c e r s .
From K a p l a n ' s answers i t
appears t h a t s h e imports goods from Denmark and Lebanon.
She a l s o s u p p l i e s food
e s t a b l i s h m e n t s and t h e b u s i n e s s appears t o provide i a e a l cover f o r any i l l e g a l
a c t i v i t i e s which t h e y may c a r e t o carry o u t .
I n t h i s connection it must be
e s t a b l i s h e d who provided t h e f i n a n c e f o r t h e b u s i n e s s a s w e l l as d e t a i l s of
v i s i t s , such as t h e ones t o Denmark and T u n i s i a . I t appears h i g h l y u n l i k e l y t h a t
one spends 1 4 days o r d e r i n g f o o d s t u f f s i n a f o r e i g n c o u n t r y o r t h a t it r e q u i r e s
two t o t r a v e l t o buy chicken b r e a s t s . Given t h a t t h e t r i p t o Denmark was made i n
December 1988 Kaplan must be c l o s e l y questioned about it a d any o t h e r t r i p s he
has undertaken s i n c e h i s r e l e a s e .
When questioned about t h e telephone n u i b e r which he a s c r i b e s t o Kaaorah. Kaplan
g i v e s Kaaorah's f u l l name and appears p u i t e open about him having a snack b a r i n
B o t t r o p , whereas when he i s asked about ' E l i a s ' he merely s t a t e s t h a t he i s a
customer o f h i s d a u g h t e r ' s .
He must be c l o s e l y questioned t o e s t a b l i s h h i s f u l l
a s s o c i a t i o n with both persons.
The man Badr Bu Kasim must be i d e n t i f i e d and t h e c o n t e n t of t h e d i s c u s s i o n about
t h e a t t a c k e s t a b l i s h e d (Dalkamoni r e f e r r e d t o h i s c o n v e r s a t i o n with kbu Badr b e i n g
listened t o ) .

I n one explafiation a s t o D a ? k a n c n i l s v i s i t Kaplan a l l e g e s t h z t K ~ s s i nan5 h:okac~ed


from t h e home f o r asylum s e e k e r s i n Hockenheim brought Kan-!:Ache t o h i s f l a t . No
one seerr,s t o have enquired E S t o who they a r e , where he r . e t them, o r anything
e l s e . This c u s t be r e c t i f i e d .

I t may o r may n o t be t h ~ Kaplan


t
is a c o u r i e r f o r t h e group while a c t i n g i n t h e
g u i s e of a t r a v e l l e r f o r h i s d a u g h t e r ' s b u s i n e s s b u t b e f o r e he can be excluded
from s u s p i c i o n he must g i v e s a t i s f a c t o r y e x p l a n a t i o n s t o t h e s u s p i c i o n s r e f e r r e d
t o above.
RADI, Bassam Ahmad

See Appendix ' K '

Of a l l t h e c h a r a c t e r s i n t h e PFLP-GC group who were a t l a r g e p r i o r t o 21.12.88,


Radi must be one o f t h e t o p two o r t h r e e who had t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n a l a b i l i t y t o
c a r r y o u t t h e s e i n s t r u c t i o n s already given by Dalkamoni. The meetings t h a t he had
w i t h Dalkamoai w h i l s t under s u r v e i l l a n c e on 19.10.88 may have been t h e meeting
t h a t decided t h e hand-over of t h e IED f o r t h e s e l e c t e d t a r g e t s from t h e
p r e p a r a t i o n team t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing.
S i n c e t h e bombing he h a s r e f u s e d a l l
r e q u e s t s f o r s t a t e m e n t s on a voluntary b a s i s .
He h a s maintained c l o s e c o n t a c t
w i t h Adnan Younes and perhaps even more s i g n i f i c a n t l y Dalkamoni h a s gone t o g r e a t
l e n g t h s t o deny any c o n t a c t whatsoever with Radi, i n t h e Federal Republic, u n t i l
l a t e r i n t e r v i e w s perhaps i n an attempt t o exclude Radi from t h e a t t e n t i o n o f t h e
authorities.

-1

He is an extremely a c t i v e and e x t e n s i v e l y t r a v e l l e d p e r s o n who i s probably on t h e


middle-mmagement ' s t r u c t u r e of t h e PFLP-GC and a s such must be regarded a s a
s t r o n g s u s p e c t i n t h e bombing of Pk 103.

IFHIEL, P e t e r

See Appendix ' L

'

Bearing in mind t h a t G a b r i e l l e Kadorah and h e r s i s t e r Marion a r e h e r o i n z d d i c t s


and t h e f i n d i n g of a q u a n t i t y of h e r o i n i n t h e Volkswagen P a s s a t , it may be t h a t
T h i e l i s involved w i t h t h i s group through f u n d - r a i s i n g by tine supply o f drugs
r a t h e r than b e i n g an a c t i v e p a r t i c i p a n t i n t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s .
This q u e s t i o n
and t h e many o t h e r q u e s t i o n s which a r i s e as a r e s u l t o f t h e d i s c r e p a n c i e s and
anomalies i n h i s s t a t e m e n t can only be mswered by a re-interview.

YOUNAS , Adnan

See Appendix ' M '

There i s no doubt t h a t Younes i s h e a v i l y involved i n PFLP-GC, probably as an


o r g a n i s e r and a c o n d u i t f o r o t h e r members.
The p i z z a b u s i n e s s t h a t he owns anc?
t h e o t h e r s t h a t h e h a s involvement i n a r e t h e i d e a l camouflage f o r a c t i v i t i e s ,
comings and g o i n g s and meeting p l a c e s f o r o t h e r members w i t h o u t a r o u s i n g
suspicion.
Younes h a s s t r o n g c o n t a c t s w i t h o t h e r suspected members of PFLP-GC, p a r t i c u l a r l y
Dalkamoni, t h e s e l f - c o n f e s s e d f i n a n c e o f f i c e r f o r t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n , who d e s c r i b e s
Younes a s a good f r i e n d .
Younes t r a v e l l e d e x t e n s i v e l y throughout t h e world t o
o t h e r a r e a s where PFLP-GC c e l l s a r e known t o e x i s t .
He is obviously c u r r e n t l y a c t i v e along with h i s g i r l f r i e n d Wiebe Kuddelsmann, t h i s
i s shown by t h e i r involvement i n t h e ' f e l t t i p p e n s ' i n c i d e n t .

H i s t e l e p h o n e index of over s i x hundre5 nanes, which h a s n o t y e t been properly


checked, shows c o n t a c t s ~ i t ho t h e r PFLP-GC nenkers and i t is apparerit t h z t h i s
involvement i s ongoing and h i s c o n t r i b u t i o n s u b s r a n t i a l .
I n t e l l i g e n c e s o u r c e s i n d i c a t e a planned a t t a c k which was prevented by SKA a c t i o n
Ee was a t l i b e r t y on 21 Decenber
b u t Younes h a s l i n k s with t h e persons named.
1988, t h e d a t e of t h e PA 103 i n c i d e n t and h a s c o n n e c t i o n s w i t h F r a n k f u r t .
He h a s d e c l i n e d t o submit t o an i n t e r v i e w even when i n v i t e d t o a t t e n d by p r i o r
arrangement with a l e g a l r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and h a s r e f u s e d t o make any s t a t e m e n t
r e g a r d i n g t h e m a t t e r . I t could be construed t h a t h i s r e l u c t a n c e t o be seen by t h e
P o l i c e i n d i c a t e s a hidden involvement i n t h e PA 103 p r o c e e d i n g s .
For t h e s e r e a s o n s it i s r e q u i r e d t h a t Younes be d e t a i n e d and questioned r e g a r d i n g
h i s a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h known members of t h e PFLP-GC i n FRG and h i s movements and
a c t i v i t i e s round about t h e times i n q u e s t i o n .
Also a t t a c h e d a r e s i m i l a r r e p o r t s on
Abassi Ahmed
Khreesat Marwan

See Appendix IN'


See Appendix ' 0 '

..

I n r e g a r d s t o Achmed Abassi a r e q u e s t w i l l be made t o t h e P o l i c e i n Sweden f o r t h e


n e c e s s a r y i n t e r v i e w t o be a c t i o n e d .
I n t h e c a s e of Khreesat a Commission Ropatoire h a s a l r e a d y been forwarded, t o t h e
Competent J u d i c i a l Authority, of Amman i n t h e Heshemite Kingdom of Jordan, through
t h e a p p r o p r i a t e Diplomatic Channels, r e q u e s t i n g t h a t K h r e e s a t be interviewee.
To d a t e t h e r e h a s been no response t o t h i s r e q u e s t .
Conclusion
There i s i n f o r m a t i o n e v a i l a b l e i n d i c a t i n g t h a t t h e ' P o p u l a r F r o ~ t f o r t h e
L i b e r a t i o n of P a l e s t i n e
General Comqand (PFLP G C ) ' i n t h e Lebvlon approached
I r a n i a n ( H i z b u l l a h ) elements i n o r d e r t o p r e p a r e j o i n t a c t i v i t i e s a g a i n s t American
C i t i z e n s and i n s t a l l a t i o n s i n t h e F e d e r a l Republic o f Germany.
Tne f o l l o r i n g
members o f t h e PFLP-GC p a r t i c i p a t e d i n t h e p l a n n i n g and p r e p a r a t i o r ! f o r t h e s e
attacks.
Members r e f e r r e d t o :

Ahmad J a b r i l
Mohammed Hafiz
?
Nabil

(Leader of t h e PFLF-GC)
(Dalkamoni 1
( Co-ordinator o f t h e a t t a c k s )
( f i r s t name n o t known a l t h o u g h it is s t r o n g l y
s u s p e c t e d t h a t it i s Ghadanfar who is known t o
u s e t h e a l i a s Nabil Mahoud)

This i n f o r m a t i o n t o g e t h e r with t h e knowledge c o n t a i n e d i n t h e a t t a c h e d r e p o r t s


c l e a r l y i n d i c a t e s t h e i n r e n t i o n of t h e PFLP-GC and i d e n t i f i e s t h e major r o l e t o be
played by Dalkamoni and Ghadanfar i n t h e o r g a n i s i n g , p l a n n i n g and p r e p a r a t i o n of
t h e s e intended a t t a c k s on American C i t i z e n s and i n s t a l l a t i o n s , obviously because
of t h e ' p r o t e c t i v e ' r o l e of t h e United S t a t e s vis-a-vis I s r a e l .
The f i r s t person t o be r e c r u i t e d by Delkamoni i s Khreesat who's e x p e r t i s e i n t h e
c o n s t r u c t i o n of Improvised Explosive f i e v i c e ' s ( I . E . D . ) goes back a s f a r a s 1972

when h e is s t r o n g l y suspected of p r e p ~ r i n ga boab r z d i o which was used t o tlod up


a n a i r c r a f t f l y i n g o u t of Rone h i r p c r t t o Tel hviv.
To d z t e t h e r e i s s t i l l an
o u t s t a n d i n g I n t e r n a t i o n a l Warrant f o r Khreesat i n I t a l y i n c o n n e c t i o n w i ~ h t h i s
incident.
On 1 3 t h October, 1988, Khreesat a r r i v e d i n West Germany and immediately s e t about
h i s t a s k of b u i l d i n g t h e 1 . E . D . s .
n e r e is i r r e f u t a b l e evidence t h a t f r o n t h e
time he a r r i v e d i n t h e country t o t h e time of h i s d e t e n t i o n on 2 6 t h October, 1968,
he prepared a t o t a l of 4 bombs i . e . a Toshiba Bombeat 453 (found i n t h e boot o f
2 r a d i o t u n e r s , ( r e c o v e r e d from t h e
motor v e h i c l e being d r i v e n by Dalkamoni) shop premises of Haschem Abassi i n Neuss on 1 3 t h A p r i l , 1989.)
- Senyo Konitor
S c r e e n (recovered i n t h e aforementioned premises on 1 7 t h A p r i l , 1 9 8 9 . )
A 1 1 of
t h e s e d e v i c e s were of Barometric c o n s t r u c t i o n i n d i c a t i n g most c e r t a i n l y t h e
i n t e n t i o n they were t o be used on a i r c r a f t .
I t s h o u l d a l s o be noted t h a t on 1 7 t h
A p r i l , one of t h e r a d i o t u n e r s exploded d u r i n g examination a t t h e BKA
Headquarters, Weisbaden, k i l l i n g a BKA o f f i c e r and s e r i o u s l y i n j u r i n g m o t h e r .
There is a l s o s t r o n g s u s p i c i o n t h a t Khreesat b u i l t a 5 t h bomb r a d i o of s i m i l a r
c o n s t r u c t i o n which t o d a t e h a s n o t been t r a c e d by t h e P o l i c e a u t h o r i t i e s i n West
Germany.
However t h e r e is information a v a i l a b l e t h a t t h i s p a r t i c u l a r device was
handed over t o a n o t h e r member of t h e group who had t r a v e l l e d from Sweden t o
F r a n k f u r t , i n October, 1988.
I n t h e absence -of. evidence t o t h e c o n t r a r y ,
c o n s i d e r a t i o n must be t h e r e f o r e g i v e n t o t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t t h i s was t h e d e v i c e
t h a t brought down Ph 103.

'

_____l_C-X

Being mindful of t h e number of 1 . E . D . s


and t h e i r advanced s t a t e of preparazion
r e a d y f o r imminent use t h e n t h e r e appears t o be l i t t l e doubt t h a t Dalkamoni and
Ghadanfar and o t h e r members of t h e PFLP-GC C e l l who had hitinerto been dormanz i n
t h e F.R.G. and obviously r e a c ~ e dt o t h e p e r s u a s i o n s o f Dalkamoni, were committed
t o c a r r y i n g o u t m u l t i p l e a t t a c k s on a i r c r a f t round about t h e end of October o r
beginning of November, 1988.
The manpower requirements t o c a r r y o u t such
m u l t i p l e a t t a c k s would be e x c e s s i v e and i r i s i n t h i s l i g h t t h a t very c l o s e
a t t e n t i o n must be given t o t h e movements and a c t i v i t i e s of a l l persons known o r
s u s p e c t e d o f b e i n g a member of t h e PFLP-GC, p a r t i c u l a r l y t h o s e who t r a v e l l e d
between West Germany, Sweden, Yugoslavia, B e r l i n and Spain, d u r i n g t h e p e r i o d
previously referred to.

I t i s accepted without r e s e r v a t i o n t h a t t h e a c t i v i t y o f t h e P o l i c e i n West Germany


on 26/27th October, 1988, caused a set-back t o t h e Group's planned a t t a c k s on
aircraft.
However t h e f a n a t i c i s m and d e d i c a t i o n t o t h e cause o f t h i s s o u p i s
known world-wide and ,it would be naive*
i n t h e extreme t o s u g g e s t t h a t t h e
i n c a r c e r a t i o n of Dalkamoni and Ghadanfar and s e i z u r e of a l l t h e bomb making
equipment, f a l s e documents, f i r e a r m s , and ammunition e t c . , would d e t e r them from
c a r r y i n g o u t t h e t a s k s demanded of them by t h e Organisation.
Given t h e s i t u a t i o n it i s t h e opinion o f t h e r e p o r t i n g o f f i c e r t h a t v e r y c l o s e
a t t e n t i o n must be given t o t h e s e persons and t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t t h e knowledge,
guidance and d i r e c t i o n imparted by Dalkamoni, Ghaaanfz and Khreesat during t h e
middle of October, 198E, t o them i n p r e p a r a t i o n f o r t h e a t t a c k on a i r c r a f t s a t
t h a t t i m e , and who had t h e i r freedom i n November/December, 1988, enabled them t o
play a n a c t i v e r o l e i n p l a c i n g t h e bomb on board PA 103 and t h e r e b y caused t h e
d e a t h o f 270 innocent men, women and c h i l d r e n .
I n t h i s r e g a r d it i s requested t h a t t h e t h i r t e e n p e r s o n s s u b j e c t of t h i s r e p o r t be
d e t e i n e d and an in-depth and thorough i n t e r v i e w be c a r r i e d o u t with a view t o
e s t a b l i s h i n g t h e i r involvement, o r o t h e r w i s e , i n t h i s crime.

D e t e c t i v e Superinte-5ecz.

10
APPENDIX ' A '
BOMBING OF PA 103
INTERVIEW OF HASCHEM ABASSI AS SUSPECT

etc
Information on ~ackeround/~ssociates/~ctivities

HASCHEM ABASSI was born i n Salmieh. S y r i a , on 2 1 s t October. 1953, 2s a


Stateless Palestinian.
d i e d i n 1969.

H i s f a t h e r ' s name was Khalif

Abassi and he

H i s mother's name is Nameth Abassi and s h e l i v e s i n

Uppsaia, Sweden.

H i s b r o t h e r Nadir and h i s

He has f o u r b r o t h e r s and one s i s t e r .


sister

Khawela

live

in

Goteburg,

Sweden.

His

brothers

Ahmad,

Muhannad znd NaSil l i v e i n Uppsala, Sweden.

His

education bepvl on 1st September, 1961, when he went

through

.-.

Damascus Primary, c l g h a d Grammar Schoois uqtil June. 1974, a t which


time he went t o U n i v e r s i t y a t Aleppo,
e n g i n e e r i n g between 1371 a..d

1978.

where he

s t u d i e d mechvlical

He a i s o had p r a c t i c a l t r e i n i n g

a s an e l e c t r i c a l f i t t e r d u r i n g t h a t time.

He meintains t h a t while he w a s a t Aleppo U n i v e r s i t y t h e r e were O f f i c e r


Cadets of t h e S y r i a n &my on c o u r s e s t h e r e .
during t h e time he was i n

S y r i a he

was

He a l s o m a i n t a i n s t h a t
a

member

of

the

Moslem

Brotherhood which i s outlawed t h e r e because i t i s s e e n t o be i n open


o p p o s i t i o n t o t h e r u l i n g Baath Regime.

During 1379 he s a p s he v i s i t e d Lebanon f o r 4 weeks and c u r i n g t h a t


time he was a mecber cf Fatah.

11
On h i s r e t u r n t o S y r i a from Lebanon he maintains he wes ~ c c u s e d of
- v

t r a i n i ~ ga Kzslem Grccp i n t h e u s e of weapcns.

tie s z y s he was

a r r e s t e d 2nd while he was under a r r e s t he wes t o r t a r e d .

k.fzer h i s

r e l e a s e t h e r e was a t e r r o r i s t bomb a t t a c k a t t h e U n i v e r r l t y
k i l l e d 50 o f

t h e O f f i c e r Cadets.

Following t h a t

which

a t t a c k he was

a r r e s t e d a g a i n but r e l e a s e d a g a i n a f t e r a s h o r t p e r i o d .

I n March 1975, he was given p e r m i s s i o n t o s t u d y German through t h e


Goethe I n s t i t u t e .

tie was i s s u e d with a S y r i a n P a s s p o r t on 1 5 t h

March, 1979, which was v a l i d u n t i l 1 5 t h June. 1979, t o f a c i l i t a t e h i s


t r a v e l t o Germany f o r t h e purpose of t h i s s t u d y .

.
Also t h a t y e a r he f a i l e d h i s C o l l e g e exams and t h e r e a f t e r f a c e d t h e
p r o s p e c t o f doing m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e with t h e S A I K A which i s t h e S y r i a ?
p a r t of t h e PLO.

He maintains he f i r s t met Dalitamoni i n Damascus, S y r i a , i n 7979.

He

s e y s he met him e t an e x h i b i t i o n t h e d e t a i l s of which he c v l n o t now


remember.

I t i s s i g n i f i c a n t t h a t Dzlkamoni was r e l e a s e d from P r i s o n

i n I s r a e l i n 1979.

.He i s aware t h a t Dalkamoni ' S f z t h e r i s c a l l e d

J a s s i n and he l i v e s i n Damascus.

On 26th A p r i l , 1979, Haschem Abassi a r r i v e d a t E a s t B e r l i n from Syria


and e n t e r e d West B e r l i n by t r a i n .
imme6iately upon h i s a r r i v a l
z?plied

f o r asylum.

went

He t r a v e l l e d t h e r e a l o n e and
to

the

West

On 5 t h J u n e , 1979, he

Berlin

Police

a d

was a c c e p t e d a s a

r e f u g e e pending a p p l i c a t i o n f o r asylum by t h e A d m i n i s t r ~ t i v e Court i n


Berlin.

He was s e n t t o a t r a n s i t house a t Westfalen.

On 2nd k ~ g u s t , 1979, he a p p l i e d t?.rough a s o l i c i t o r f o r


Passport

On IFxh August,

1979,

this

&.liens

a second

s o l i c i t c r wrote

l e t t e r t o t h e P a s s p o r t O f f i c e f o l l o w i n g whet he d e s c r i b e d 2 s " r e p e a t e d
v i s i t s " from Easchem Abassi.

On 2 6 t h Decerber. 1979, he was g r a n t e d a p e r n i t t o work i n Germany.


He f i r s t of 211 worked a s a c r a n e d r i v e r i n D u s s e l d o r f , was unemployed
f o r a s h o r t time and t h e n he worked i n a shop f o r an Lzab c a l l e d
Salameh and then he worked f o r a Korean i n a n o t h e r shop.

I n A p r i l , 1960 h i s r e q u e s t f o r esylum was t u r n e d down by t h e F e d e r a l


O f f i c e f o r tine r e c o g n i t i o n o f ' f o r e i g n r e f u g e e s .

On 2 5 t h A p r i l he

a p p e a l e d a g a i n s t t h i s d e c i s i o n through a n o t h e r s o l i c l t o r a d d u r i n g
t h e c o u r s e of t h l s eppeal he a v e r r e 2 t h a t he had been
Moslem Brotherhood

and

he

put

forward

smong

m i l i t a r y s e r v i c e on c o n s c i e n c i o u s grounds.

menber of t h e

erpment

against

He a l s o mentioned t h a t

h e would f a c e a long p r i s o n s e n t e n c e i f he r e t u r n e d
i n t h e eyes cf t h e r u l i n g regime t h e r e he

WZS

TO

S-vrie because

s t a u n c h opponent o f

t h a t regime.

I n 1982 and 1983 whlle s e e k i n g asylum he m a i n t a i n s he had

TO

travel t o

B e r l i n i n connection w i t h t h e asylum a p p l i c a t i o n on two o c c a s i o n s ,


each of which he s t a y e d o v e r n i g h t with Adnvl Younes.

He s a y s t h a t

Younes t o l d him he had been an i n s t r u c t o r i n a P a l e s t i n i a ! T r z i n i n g

Cam;,

and l o s t some of h i s f i n g e r s while t r a i n i n g .

He a i s o t o l d him

t h a t he was f r i e n d l y with Kassim Kassim who is D a l k a n o n i ' s b r o t h e r .

Haschem A b a s s i ' s b r o t h e r . Nadir Abzssi i s m a r r i e d t o Younes's s i s t e r .

S m e t i n e i n i 9 8 3 he s a y s he was v i s i t e d by an Ozar ASuras'had who i s

a l s o c a l l e d ASu Ashad and he is a n o t h e r acquaiztance of Dalka:cr,is.


Dalkznoni 2nd t h i s man were a p p a r e n t l y i n cnstoEy i n I s r a e l t o g ~ t k e r .
The reason f o r hSilrashadls v i s i t was
Doctor Stupp.

f o r medical

treatment f r o n a

C.Sassi claims t h a t he read about two y e a r s ago i n a

Kuwait n e w s p q e r t h a t Aburashad had l e f t t h e PFSP GC and had gcne t o


E l Fatah.

Some time i n 1984 Abassi s a y s he g o t t o know Kohanned Naji ( r e f e r r e d


t o i n h i s telephone book a s Doctor R a j i )

fie maintains he cannot

remember t h e e x a c t circumstances under which he g o t t o know him.

He

s a i d N a j i was a medical s t u d e n t and f o r t h i s reason he was known a s


Doctor N a j i .

lie claims he never met him p e r s o n a l l y and o n l y spoke


He h a s him i n h i s telephone book u2aer

t o him on t h e teiephone.

tine a d d r e s s "90 S t e u b e n s t r a s s e . 6000 F r a n k f u r t "


number "0611 673368. "

and t h e

telephone

i n Band 2 10 Paragraph 2 . 1 of t h e BRA f i i e s

it s z y s "In t h e tokm of a c e r t a i n Doctor R a j i a f e s t i v a l i s t o t a k e


place.

"

This was i n t e r p r e t e d

a s an inzended atxack

and

the

information zimost c e r t a i n l y came from a teiephone c e l l i n z e r c e p ~ i o n .

I t i s a l s o s i g n i f i c a n t i n h i s i n t e r v i e w o f 26th October, Abael Faztah


Ghadvlfzr r e f e r r e d t o Doctor
Foreign Department

Talal

Naji

as being t h e Head of t h e

of t h e PFLP GC o s t e n s i b l y looking a f t e r s t u d e n t s

abroad b u t z l s o according t o Ghadanfar looks a f t e r such m a t t e r s as


f i a t s c o n t a i n i n g c a c h e s , such as t h e one found i n h i s f l a t a t Sanawweg
28, F r a n k f u r t 6000.

I n P.r,ril,

1985, Haschem Abassi marriec! Somaja Saadel Din,

Damascus on 2nd J u l y 1965.

borc

in

14
E.ccordicg

t o Ahmed

ASassi,

Zaschem

Abassi

spent 4 t o

weeks

in

Uppsela, Sweden, s t h i s r o t h e r ' s house f o r h i s honeyraon.

Shortly a f t e r

the

wedding Easchem A b a s s i

Frankfurt.

except f o r

the

that

Dalka~oni

He s a y s he d o e s n ' t know m y t h i n g

b r o u g h t Kahmud Kadora t o h i s shop.


a b o u t Kadora

maintaics

fact

that

he

lives

s o ~ e w h e r e around

According t o Kadora sometime i n 1085 Dalkamoni, Haschem

Abassi and A b a s s i ' s w i f e v i s i t e d him i n a h i r e d Volksvagen G o l f .

Two

d a y s l a t e r Dalkamoni gave Kadora 700 DM t o buy a c a r f o r h i s s i s t e r i n


l a w who i s Mrs. A b a s s i .

Kadora bought a F i a t 132 and he m a i n t a i n s

Dalkamoni d r o v e o f f i n i t .

I n Summer 1986 Haschem ;.bassi

s a y s he v i s i t e d h i s n o t h e r i n U p p s z l a ,

Sweden.

I n J u n e . 1 9 8 6 , h e bought t h e Grocery S t c r e i n MorgeniulC, Neumzrkt 14,


4040 Neuss.

He s a y s he p a i d 45000 DK f o r i t , which i s a p p r o x i m a t e l y

fi4,300.

In

breakdown o f how he a c q u i r e d t n e c a s h t o purchase

s a i d he produced

1 2 , 0 0 0 DK

of

his

own,

1 3 , 0 0 0 DE

t h i s shop h e
came

from

an

u n s p e c i f i e d b r o t h e r i n Sweden, 1 5 , 0 0 0 DK came from a T m k h i s name he


c a n n o t remember b u t who he s a y s i s on h i s a c c o u n t a n t ' s f i l e and 5 , 0 0 0

DK was d e f e r r e d by t h e s e l l e r who w a s a Korean and he s e t t l e d it by


monthly payments.

According t o Ahmed Abassi he went t o Neuss and s t a y e d w i t h Haschem


Abassi f o r one o r two months a f t e r h e bought t h e shop and h e l p e d him
t o s t a r t it up.

,-A

On 1 6 t h C c t o b e r , 1986, Haschen Abassi and k i s w;fe

mved

i r t o the

house a t I s a s t r ~ s s e16, 4040 Neuss.

About 2 1 s t l k y 1986, a c c o r d i n g t o h c h r e d Abassi h e ,

Kohsnsed h b a s s i

and t h e i r rnozher v i s i t e d Haschem Xbassi i n lu'euss b e f o r e g o i n g on t o


s e e Younes i n B e r l i n .

Haschem ;.bassi m a i n t a i n s t h a t a b o u t t h e m i d d l e o f 1987 Younes s p e n t a


n i g h t a t h i s house on t h e o c c a s i o n o f "a f a m i l y v i s i t " .

On 3 1 s t August, 1 9 6 7 , t h e f i r s t bomb a t t a c k t o o k p l a c e on t h e r a i l w a y
a t Hedemunden.

Haschem A b a s s i ' s s o n Mohammed was born on 9 t h S e p ~ e m b e r . 1987.

Towards t h e end of

December,

1987, Easchem

Abassi

mainzains

that

Dalkamoni p z i d him a v i s i t and s t z g e d o v e r u n t i l e a r l y J a n u c r y 1988.


On t h i s v i s i t Dalkamoni had problems w l z h h i s V i s a znd Haschem Abassi
c o n s e n t e d t o making him a s u b - t e n a n t f o r h i s f l a t .

When Dalkamoni's

V i s z a p ~ l i c a t i o n sweTe l a t e r checked t h e y t e n d t o c o n t r a d i c t t h i s .
n o t i m e d i d Dalkamoni

mention t h e

At

I s a s t r a s s e a d d r e s s on h i s V i s a

a p p l i c a t i o n s and i n d e e d it a p p e a r s t i n e t h e went t o l e n g t h s t o a v o i d

it.

D u r i n g this v i s i t fiaschem Abzssi m a i n t a i n s Dalkamoni was


white

Mercedes

which

Dalkamoni

said

he

had

borrowed

ariving a
from

an

acquaintznce.

According t o h m e d Abbasi he a l s o v i s i t e d Haschem Abassi f o r 2 months


zround

Nove~.ber/December 1987,

returning

to

Sweden

just

before

IG
Christr.zs.

He had been h e l p i n g ASsssi i n t k e shcp and d u r i n g t h a t

t i n e h e saw Dalkanoni t h e r e w i t h h i s w i f e and 3 c h i l d r e n .


t h a t Dal~amoni disappeared t h r e e

cr

four

at a

deys

He s a y s

tire

zrid o n l y

s t a y e d o v e r n i g h t a t t h e shop on a c o u p l e o f o c c s s i o n s .

He a l s o .

seems t o be o f t h e i m p r e s s i o n t h a t Dalkamoni and h i s f a ~ i l yl e f t t h e


f l a t before Christmas.

According t o h m e d Abbasi i n l a t e F e b r u a r y 1968, h e , h i s b r o t h e r L a d i r


and t h e i r mother v i s i t e d Haschem A b a s s i i n t h e f l a t i n Keuss.

iie

m a i n t a i n s t h e r e was "a bad a t m o s p h e r e " between Nadir and Hzschen and


Nadir and Ahmed went t o B e i r o u t h i n S o u t h e r n Germany t o v i s i t w u n c l e
c a l l e d "Samih" ( n o t i d e n t i f i e d ) who t u r n e d o u t
d i d n o t s e e him.

TO

be i n j a i l a n d t h e y

They went from t h e r e t o E e r l i n where &!me6

left

Nadir w i t h Younes and r e t u r n e d t o Neuss a l o n e where he s t a y e d f o r 4 o r

5 days b e f o r e r e t u r n i n g t o Sweden w i t h h i s mother.

On

26th

April

1988,

the

second

b o ~ S attack

on

the

~t

railway

l-iedenuncen o c c u r r e d .

Just

zrzer

1 3 t h October.

1 9 8 8 , Haschem Abassi

P a l e s t i n i a n s from S y r i a a r r i v e d a t h i s f l z t .
aware t h a t t h e y had been e x p e l l e d from Denma-k
t o Sweden.
expelled

maintains

thaz

two

He concedes t h a t he w a s
and t h e y wanted t o go

The f i l e s from Sweden i n d i c a t e t h a t t h e s e p e r s o n s were


from

Denmark

in

early

September.

1988,

probably

10th

September, h a v i n g been c a u g h t b e i n g smuggled i n t o Sweden t h e r e


Marten imandi.

by

Haschem Abassi m a i n t e i n s t h a t he was asked t o l o o k

a f t e r tinem t e m p o r z r i l y u n t i l t h e y were p i c k e d up by a t h i r d p e r s o n
from Sweden.

T h i s t h i r d p e r s o n h e s a y s came on 1 3 t h O c t o b e r . 1 9 8 8 ,

i n a Volvo ( a c c o r d i n g t o t h e Swedish f i l e t h e r e g i s t r a t i o n number was


b.FL486) and t o o k t h e o t h e r

TWO

t o Sweden on 1 4 t h October 1988.

.ne-

s a g s t h a t he was aware t h a t t h e two nen who had c o r e f r o @ Denzark were


c a l l e d O r f a l l i and Schaban ( b o t h p h o n e t i c ) b u t he d i d n ' t know t h e name

of t h e p e r s o n who a r r i v e d i n t h e Volvo.
that

this

man

was

P:ohanrned

Earb

The S u e i i s h f i l e i n d i c a t e s

!~:og!irabi,

born

as

Stateless

P z l e s t i n i a n on 2 9 t h Decenber. 1 9 5 8 and l i v e s i n U p p s a l a , Sweden.

The

r e g i s t e r e d owner o f t h i s c a r i n Sweden is t h e s a n e MarTen Imandi who


was a r r e s t e d t r y i n g t o s n u g g l e them i n t o Denmark.

Also on 1 3 t h O c t o b e r ,

1988, Haschem Abassi m a i n t a i n s t h a t Dalkamoni

a r r i v e d a t h i s house w i t h a J o r d a n i a n c a l l e d K h r e e s a t and K h r e e s a t ' s


Dalkamoni t o l d Abessi t h a t K h r e e s a t l s b r o t h e r i n l a w w e s i n

wife.

j a i l i n Germany and K h r e e s a T 1 s wife wanted t o v i s i t him.

He m z i n t a i n s t h a t Dalkamoni and K h r e e s a t s l e p t i n t h e c h i l d r e n ' s rooms


which were a l w a y s l o c k e d when t h e y were n o t b e i n g u s e d by " g u e s r ; ~ " .

5y t h a t he s a y s he mems r e l e t i v e s from S y r i ~ .

He s e i d h e d i d not

e n t e r t h e s e rooms a t any t i c ? w h i l e t h e y were t h e r e .

He added t h a t

when K h r e e s a t a r r i v e d z t h i s house h e tnoughz he was i n p o s s e s s i o n o f

a r i g i d d a r k c o l o u r e d S a m s o n i ~ es u i t c a s e .

During

an i n t e r v i e w Haschem A b a s s i s l s o d e s c r i b e d how on 1 6 t h O c t o b e r ,

1988, h e , h i s w i f e , h i s t h e n 13 month o l d s o n , Dalkamoni and K h r e e s a t


drove i n Dalkamoni 'S g r e e n Ford t o Manheim t o s e e an a c q u e i n t a n c e of

Orfali's.

T h i s a c q u a i n t a n c e i n t r o d u c e d them t o a mm c a l i e d Raplan

i n Hockenheim.

He s a i d Kaplan was a food merchant t h e r e .

He

m a i n t a i n s he bought some food s a m p l e s from Kaplan, exchange2 a d d r e s s e s


w i t h him and r e t u r n e d t o Neuss.

He s a i d t h a t when he spoke t o Kaplan, Kaplan i ~ t r o d u c e d h i m s e l f


Satal.

as

On 24th O c t o b e r , 1983, h m e d ;.bassi p a i e a v i s i t t o Haschem .:.bassi


Neuss

It appears

that

Llmed Xeassi

was

in

seeking cesh f o r a

workshop i n Sweden.

During t h e c o u r s e of t h i s v i s i t Ahmed Abassi h e s d e s c r i b e d how he saw


K h r e e s a t s o l d e r i n g e l e c t r i c a l components

i n one

of

the

children's

rooms i n haschem A b a s s i t s house and how on 25th O c t o b e r . Khreesat u l d


Dalkanoni

t o o k him

t o two shops i n Neuss

in

an

effort

t o buy

s p e c i f i c t y p e of r a d i o t u n e r .

On t h e morning of
Abassi,

the

26th

October.

1968,

Haschem

Abassi,

Ahmed

Dalkamoni and K h r e e s a t were a r r e s t e d d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e

of

O p e r z t i o n Autumn Leaves.

I n f u r t h e r e n c e of Via? o p e r a t i o n Haschem A S a s s i t s shop a n d f l e ~wore


searched.

Nothing o f g r e a t c u r r e n t s i s i f i c a n c e was found i n t h e

shop b u t a Browning G?DD 6 p i s t o l uzs found i n h i s shop van wilich wes


parked o u t s i d e t h e p r e n i s e s .

When t h e f i a t was s e a r c h e d

h o s t of t o o l s , wires, t a p e , g l u e a r ~ d a

p a r t i y dissembled a d modified Toshiba tiombeat r a d i o were found on and


zround a t a b l e which had o b v i o u s l y s e r v e d as a workbench i n t h e room
which Ahmed Abassi s u b s e q u e n t l y d e s c r i b e d as tine room i n which he had
s e e n K h r e e s a t working.

The a c c e s s o r i e s

found

were

subsequently

i d e n t i f i e d as b e i n g i d e n t i c a i t o t h e components u s e d t o c o n s t r u c t t h e
I.E.D.
Further,

which

was found

vacuumed

i n Dalkamoni I

Ford

d e b r i s from t h e t a b l e

Taunus

and t h e

the

same

day.

c a r p e t around i t

y i e l d e d a p o s i t i v e r e s u l t f o r t h e presence of Semtex H e x p l o s i v e .
T i e two r a d i o t u n e r s and t e l e v i s i o n n o n i t o r which were i i z t e r found

I .E .D. ' S ,

a l s o t o contain

although

apperfntly

present

also

in

the

house a t t h i s t i c e , do n o t f e a t u r e e i t h e r i n t h e s e a r c h r e p c r c s c r i n
t h e p h o t o g r ~ p h s s c p p l i e d by

the

B.K.A.

~ h l c h Ere

confined

t o the

bedroom which was o c c u p i e d by K h r e ~ s a tand were n o t r e c o v e r e d a t t h i s


time.

Also found i n an u n s p e c i f i e d p l a c e i n t h e house was a "Yaesu"


transceiver.

h identical

t r a n s c e i v e r was found t h e

radio

sane aey

in

G h a a a n f e r ' s house a t Sandweg 2 8 , 6000 F r a n k f u r t u l d t h e c a r t o n which

'e

c o n t a i n e d t h e I.E.D.

i n t h e b o o t o f Dalkamoni's c a r was f o r s u c h a

t r a n s c e i v e r and b o r e t h e s e r i a l number r e l a t i n g t o t h e one found i n


Haschem k b a s s i

'S

flat.

On 1 7 t h November. 1988, Haschem Abessi was r ~ l e a s e dfrom c u s t o d y z f t e r


which h e m a i n t a i n s he saw f o r t h e firs:
h i s flat.

t i n e t h e two r e d i o t u n e r s i n

He m a i n t a i n s t h a t t h e y were n o t :here

Dalkamoni came i n O c t o b e r .

b e f o r e Rnreesz,

He assumes t h a e i t h e r o f

236

hen b r o u g h t

t h e two t u n e r s w i t h them z?d p u t tnem i n t h e rooms i n which

hey were

staging.

I n two s t a t e m e n t s he h a s made r e g a r d i n g t h e m o n i t o r
c o n t r a d i c t e d himself.

s c r e e n he h z s

I n t h e first s t a t e n e n t (made t o t n e BKA on

1 8 t h A p i l 1 9 8 9 ) he s a i d h e first saw it i n t h e c e l l a r of h i s shop


a f t e r h e had moved o u t o f h i s f l a t i n Neuss t o h i s f l a t i n R a t i n g e n on

1st J a n u a r y 1989.

I n t h e s e c o n d s t a t e m e n t (which h e made t o t h e BKA

on 2 5 t h A p r i l 1 9 8 9 ) , he s a i d he first saw t h e s c r e e n i n h i s chilck-en's


TOOIil

He m a i n t a i n s he had n o t h i n g t o do w i t h t h e pu-?chase o f t h e s e i t e m c r
any s i m i l a r i t e m s .

Ahsed hbassi 6escr;bed

i n h i s starement t h a t on tt,e eve5ir.g of h i s

a r r i v a l a t Neuss i n October, a f t e r t e a , Haschen Abassi s t a r t e d t o p l a y


about with a Grundig r a ? i o r e c e i v e r which he had j u s t bought.

He was

a p p a r e n t l y t r y i n g t o tune i t i n t o S t a t i o n s i n t h e h!iddle E a s t .

He

was n o t p a r t i c u l a r l y s u c c e s s f u l with t h i s and Khreesat helped him.

Ahmed Abassi a l s o s a y s i n h i s s t a t e m e n t t h a t on t h e evening of 2 5 t h


October,

1988,

he

told

fiascbem

Abassi

how

he

had

seen

Khreesat

s o l d e r i n g . e l e c t r i c com?onents i n t h e bedroom and Haschem Abassi t o l d


him t h a t he was p u t t i i l g t o g e t h e r o r making an a m p l i f i e r from p a r t s
t h a t were o n l y o b t a i n a b l e i n Germany.

This

c o n t r a d i c t s Haschem

Abassi Is c o n t e n t i o n t o r h e BKb. t h a t he d o e s n ' t know win'nat Khreesat was


doing i n t h e room.

A s a l r e a d y s t a t e d between 30th December.

1988 and 1st January 1989

Haschem Abassi and h i s wife and c h i l d noved


Isastrasse

into

f l z i which

Rattingen West, D a i m l e r s t r a s s e .
elsewhere with h i s g i r l f r i e n d .

is

omed

by

out
a

of

Turk

the
at

flat

in

Dusseldorf

The Turk who owned t h e C l a t l i v e d

it was when t h e y mad5 t h i s move t h a t

t h e y szored such i t e m s as f u r n i t u r e 2nd t h e t u n e r s znd monitor s c r e e n


which were l a t e r found t o c o n t a i n t h e IEDs i n t h e basement of t h e shop

a t Neuss .

On 3 1 s t January, 1989, t h e BKA = r i v e d

a t Abassi ' S f l a t i n R a t t i n g e n

i n possession of a warrant t o make a second s e a r c h .

Perusal of t h e

BKb f i l e s i n d i c a t e s t h a t t h e j u s t i f i c a t i o n f o r o b t a i n i n g t h i s Warrant
was connected with t h e r a i l w a y bombing a t fledernunden making p a r t i c u l a r
r e f e r e n c e t o t h e crimping marks on t h e

d e t o n a t o r s being common t o

crimping marks made by a p a i r of p l i e r s r e c o v e r e d i n Eascner;. A b a s s i ' s

f l a t on 2 6 t h October, 1988.

Eovever d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e cf t h i s s ~ ~ r c h

Haschem Abassi c l a i n s t h a t he v a s s p e c i f i c a l l y asked


screens.

The

EKh

search

report

bout t e l e v i s i c n

inciica~es t h r t

officers

he

c o ~ d u c t i n gt h e s e a r c h "opened up" t h e n o n i t o r s c r e e n end t u n e r s i n t h e


shop basement, found n o t h i n g , r e - a s s e n b l e d t h e n a g a i n a?d l e f t t h e c .

Haschem Abassi f u r t h e r s t a t e s t h a t on 1 3 t h A p r i l 1989 P o l i c e O f f i c e r s


came t o h i s shop a d s p e c i f i c a l l y asked f o r t h e two t u n e r s which he
handed o v e r t o them.

They were a black

"GPKS000" h i - f i s t e r e o t u n e r s .

"L'ltrasoun? ST5000" and a

He a l s o d e s c r i b e s how on i 7 t h A p r i l

1989, he r e c e i v e d m o t h e r v i s i t from t h e RKA and on t h e i r r e q u e s t he


s u r r e n d e r e d t h e computer s c r e e n which was a "Sanyo" model DF:4212M, t h e
s e r i e l number of which was 77503225 ( a c c o r d i n g

CO

t h e stick-on l a b e l ) .

Another s i g n i f i c a n t f e a t u r e c o n c e r n i n g t h e s e a r c h of Haschem Abassi l s


house w 2 s t h e f a c t t h a t L u f t h v l s a vouchers were found c o n c e r n i n g t h e
t r a n s p o r t o f t h r e e c a s e s from Dusseldorf t o F ~ z i c h .

These vouchers

i n d i c z t e t h a t on 1 3 t h September, 1988, H a s c h e ~Abassi despatched t h e s e


t h r e e s u i t c a s e s t o a mm c a l l e d Reyrakder E i a t , c / o S y r i a n A i r l i n e .
Kunich A i r p o r t , from Dusselciorf.

He n a i n z a i ~ r . when asked

TO

explain

t h i s t h a t a t tinat time his w i f e had flown t o Dzmascus t o v i s i t h e r


p a r e n t s and f o r g o t t o t a k e h e r c z s e s w i t h h e r and he s e n t them on by
eirfreieht.

F i n a l l y , d u r i n g t h e c o u r s e of an i n t e r v i e w w i t h t h e Bih on 25th A p r i l
1989, following

the

explosion

a t Weisbaden

which

killed

the

BKA

o f f i c e r , Haschem Abassi was i n v i t e d t o s p e c u l a t e on who he f e l t was


r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e e x p l o s i o n on PA103.

He s a i d t h a t i n his o p i n i o n

tine KOSSA!l were r e s p o n s i b l e because of t h e p o l i t i c a l s i t u a t i o n going


on a t t h a t t i m e .

A b a s s i ' s d e s c r i p t i o n of

his

association

w i t h FAT1.H

and t h e

IC>ZiP!t

BROTHERHOOD u n t i l 1979 i s u n d e t a i l e d and c o n f u s e d .

He

speaks

to

first

meeting

i n f o r m a t i o n a s t o how t h e i r

Dalkanoni

in

relationship

1979

but

developed

there

is

no

given t h a t the

p h i l o s o p h y o f FATLY and t h e GOSLEK 3ROTHZRHOOD c o n f l i c t e d with t h a t of


t h e P.F.L.P.

G.C.

o f which Dalkamoni was a member.

This relationship

o b v i o u s l y D I D d e v e l o p b e c a u s e Dalkanoni and Haschem Abassi had a h o s t


o f common a s s o c i a t e s i n t h e y e a r s t h a t f o l l o w e d ,

kept i n

ouch w i t h

e a c h o t h e r and e v e n t u a l l y m a r r i e d two s i s t e r s .

I n 1979 iieschem A b ~ s s i t o o k whet a 3 p e a r s t o be t h e s t a n d a r d S y r i m


r o u t e t o West G e r m a y f o r asylum v i a E a s t B e r l i n 2nd t h e i n p l i c a z i o n
h e r e i s t h a t he had t h e b e n e f i t of t h e h e l p of
S y r i a Embassy i n E a s t B e r l i n who !?met,
s t a t e m e n t of 25 & r i l ,

t h e o f f i c i e l of

-'
L

~ E

P.1 h m e d r e f e r r e 5 t o i n h i s

1989.

H i s a c c o u n t f o r t h e p r e s e n c e o f t h e t e l e p h o n e number and a d c k e s s of
E r . Neji i n his t e i e p h o n e book i s e v a s i v e and it is s i g n i f i c a q t t h a t
i n h i s i n t e r v i e w o f 26 O c t o b e r , 1988, G z d v l f e r r e f e r r e d tc D r .

5 ~ 1 ~ 1

N a j i as b e i n g t h e head of t h e F o r e i g n Department o f t h e P.F.L.P.

G.C.

Haschem Abassi s a y s t h a t i n 1 9 8 5 Dalkamoni


shop.

b r o u g h t Kaaorah

to his

He s a y s t h a t he knows t h e t Kaaorah s t a y s i n F r z n k f u r t b u t

knows n o t h i n g e l s e a b o u t him.

Bowever. i n an i n t e r v i e w , Kadorah s a y s

t h a t sometime i n 1 9 8 5 , Dalkamoni,

i-iaschem Abassi and A b e s s i ' s w<fe

v i s i t e d him i n a h i r e d Volkswagen G o l f .

Two days l a t e r D a l k a z c n i

gave Kzdorah 700 DK t o buy a c a r f o r h i s s i s t e r i n law (YL-s.

Abassi?

Kadorah Sought a F i a t 132 and gave it t o Dfilkanoni.

The reason f o r Younes' v i s i t t o iiaschem A b a s s i ' s q z r t n e n t i n n i d 1987

i s vague.

The bomb a t t a c k a t Hedenunden Railway was on 31 August,

It i s s i g n i f i c a n t t o n o t e t h a t t h e d e s c r i p t i o n given by Erzu.

1987.

ROHPEi'ER cf t h e man s h e saw on t h e roadway n e a r t o t h e l o c a t i o n of t h e


e x p l o s i o n j u s r b e f o r e i t happened matches Haschem L b a s s i .

The r e f e r e n c e . t o Haschem A b a s s i ' s v i s i t o r s from Denmark is very vague

a n d t h e s i g n i f i c a n c e of t h e i r a s p e c t of t h e s c e n a r i o has now been


i n t e n s i f i e d owing t o t h e f a c t t h a t t h e y a r e p a r t o f
a r r e s t e d by

t h e Swedish z u t h o r i t i e s

on

t e r r o r i s t o f f e n c e s r e l a t e d t o t h e P.F.L.P.

1 8 Nay

1989

&tt h e Neuss f l a t i n O c t o b e r , 1988 a r e vague.

'reiztives

house were

from S y r i a '

suspected

of

this

on t h e i r &-rival

The f a c t t h ~ both
t
the

exlusively f o r

is s t r v l g e but

group who were

G.C.

The rooming arrsngements f o r D ~ l k a m o n i m c Khreesa:

s p a r e rooms i n t h e

is

the privare
compoundea

use

of

by

the

z s s e r z i o n by b o ~ hHaschem Abassi m d h i s wife t h z t t h e y d i d n c t z t m y


L .

,lme

e n t e r t h e rooms w h i l e Dzlkamoni and K h r e e s a t were u s i n g them.

The v i s i t t o t h e man called Ka3la-i i n Hockenheim is h i g h l y s u s p i c i o u s


and n o t properly explained.

There
Abassi

is
'S

no

information

whatsoever

z r r e s t on 26 October.

about

the

details

of

Hzshem

Easchen h b a s s i
activity

in

exonerates

his

flat,

i-ilnself

howei.er

cf

on

all

i a o v l e d ~ e of

evening

shortly

Khreesat ' S
before

the

a r r e s t s , having s e e n Khreesat s o l d e r i n g electrical ccriponents i n h i s


roon, k\ned Abassi s t a t e s he zsked Haschem whzt Khreesat was up t o z?d
Haschem t o l d him t h a t he was p u t t i n g t o g e t h e r o r making an a r p l i f i e r
from

parts

Jordan).

which

are

only

obtainable

in

G e r ~ a n y ( a s opposed

to

I t a l s o a p p e a r s from Ahmed A b a s s i ' s s t a t e m e n t t h a t Easchem

Abassi bought a Grundig r a d i o around t h e t i m e Khreesat was l i v i n g with

him a l t h o u g h Haschem himself d e n i e s buying any such t h i n g around t h a t


time.

The g u a r a n t e e

Haschem Abassi
was

seized

'S

by

for this

radio

was

s u b s e q u e n t l y found

in

van by t h e E.K.A.

I t ~ l s oappears t h a t t h i s r a d i o

the

the

9.E.A.

during

26

October

operation

and

s u b s e q u e n t l y r e t u r n e d t o Abassi a l t h o u g h t h e r e i s no r e f e r e n c e t o it
e i t h e r i n Haschem Abassi ' S s t a t e m e n t s o r t n e B . K . A .

reports.

Mned

ASassi does mention t h z z Easchem Abassi remarked t o him t h a t t h e r a d i o


had been t a k e n by t h e 3.K.L..

and r e t u r n e d i n worse c o n d i t i o n t h 2 7 iz

had been i n b e f o r e .

The r e a s o n t'nat Haschen A j a s s l &id h i s fariilly moved o u t of t h e i r house

st Isasxrasse

on

30 December,

1988, c a u s i n g what

was

obviousiy a

domestic upheaval I n t h e s t o r a g e of f u r n i - c u r e e t c . , begs e x p i a n a t i o ~ ~ .

Tine e x p l a n a t i o n a b o u t t h e Luftnarlsa c z r g o vouchers b e i n g i n r e s p e c t of

3 s u i t c a s e s which his wife had ' f o r g o t t e n ' d u r i n g a t r i p t o v i s i t h e r


parents is d i f f i c u l t t o believe.

It i s a b s o i u t e i y e s s e n t i a l t h a t t h e

a d d r e s s e e i n Munich-Beyraakter Riad who presumably was r e s p o n s i b l e f o r


t h e forwarding of t h e c a s e s from Munich t o S y r i a be i d e n t i f i e d , f u l l y
checked, t r a c e d and i n t e r v i e w e d .

25
k'hen q u e s t i o n e d on 18 A p r i l 1089, Abzssi s t a t e d tl-,at h e f i r s ;

szu ~ k e

n o n i t o r s c r e e n ( c o n t a i n i n g t h e I .E.D. ) i n t h e c e l l ~ ro f h i s s?.op z f t ~ ~
he

moved

in70

the

flat

i n t e r v i e w e d on 25 X ? r i l ,
he

s a i d he

in

Ratingen

on

1.1.89,

however,

wkcn

1989, following t h e explosion i n k'iesbaden,

f i r s t saw i t i n

the

childrens

room

of

the

house

at

Isastrasse.

He e x p l a i n s t h a t i n December, 1 9 8 7 Dalkanoni e x p e r i e n c e d d i f f i c u l t i e s
w i t h h i s V i s a and he c o n s e n t e d t o make him a sub t e n a n t o f h i s h o u s e ,
however,

t h e zddress

applications
address.

end

i s n o t mentioned on aqy o f D a l k a m o ~ i ' s V i s a

iz a p p e a r s t h a t he

actually

avoided

using

the

CONCLUSION

It

is

ratter

of

fact

derived

from

the

investigations

arAd

i n t e l l i g e n c e r e c e i v e d from P o l i c e a g e n c i e s t h r o u g h o u t Europe t h z t a l l
o f Haschem J . b a s s i 1 s a c q u a i n t a n c e s who can be i d e n t i f i e d a r e conr-ected
t o t h e P.F.L.P.

and a l l of t h e n have been a c t i v e over t h e l z s t 10

G.C.

years.

It

would

be

naive

to

accept

Haschem

Abassi's

involvement with t h e s e people a t f a c e v a l u e .


only

contradicts

itself

in

one

place

account

of

his

Although h i s s t a t e m e n t
there

are

of

c o n t r a d i c t i o n s when it i s compared with t h e i n f o r m a t i o n galned. Tram


t h e i n t e r v i e w s of t h o s e a s s o c i a t e s who gave s t a t e m e n t s .

Haschem

Abassi

knowledge of

has

attempted

to

cunningly

concede

to

f a c ~ s and

m a t t e r s which he knew h i s i n t e r v i e w e r s woula b o w and

t h i s is a l s o highlighted

when A b a s s i ' s

s t a t e m e n t i s compared

witn

i n f o r m a t i o n o b t a i n e d from o t h e r s o w c e s .

The i n f e r e n c e of t h e amalgam of

information

now a v a i l a b i e

is t h a t

Haschem Abassi was w i t h o u t doubt h o w i n g l y f a c i l i t a t i n g t h e house z t


I s a s t r a s s e 1 6 , 4040 Neuss t o t h e F.F.L.P.

G.C.

as a s z f e house.

T h i s argument c o u l d be advanced t o t h e c o n t e n t i o n t h a t Haschem Xbassi


joined t h e P.F.L.P.

G.C.

i n 1979 a b o u t t h e t i m e he met Dalkamoni

in

S y r i a 2nd he was a e l i b e r a t e l y p l a c e d by them i n West Germany f c r t h e


purpose of t h e t a s k which he u l t i m a t e l y performed i . e .

provicing a

commercial f r o n t i n c o r p o r a t i n g a f i n a n c e l a u n d e r i n g f a c i l i z y 271d an
import e x p o r t f a c i l i t y which c o u l d be u t i l i s e d by t h e P.F.L.T.
a d d i t i o n t o t h e s a f e house.

G.C.

in

Fron

the

brief

i n i t i ~ l i n f o r r s ~ i o n received

frcz

the

Swedish

a u t h o r i t i e s it a p p e a r s tP.at K a r t e n i r . a n d i i s a s i g n i f i c e n t f i g u r e h e a d
i n t h e PTLP GC i n Sweden and h e was r e c e s t l y z r r e s t e d b e c z u s e o f t h i s .

It

is

also

obvious

that

Abassi

and

!.larten

Irnandi

regularly

communicated w i t h each c t h e r f r o n I r . s n d i 4 s i f i t e r v i e w s w i t h t h e Swedish


P o l i c e i n November. 1988.

The o f q u e s t i o n s must be p u t t o A b a s s i t o c l a r i f y t h e vague i s s u e s


r a i s e d i n t h e p r e v i o u s i n t e r v i e w s and t o t e s t A b a s s i ' s c r e d i b i l i t y by
re-covering

the

points

which

L-e

now

hewn

to

conflict

with

information received fron other sources.

On and i m m e d i a t e l y b e f o r e 21 December 1988 Hzschem k.Sassi was f r e e m d


l i v i n g and working i n Neusse.

S u S m i t t e d by G.S.

J . KcGowan

Research Room 9.

P.PPENDIX ' B '

BOXBING OF PA 103

INTERVIEW OF A H K D AL AHMED

AS

SUSPECT

Information on Background/~ssociates/~ctivities
etc

1.

L%ed ;.l hhmed i s z P z l e s t i n i a n , r e s i d e n t i n Germany s i n c e


January, 1987, when he claimed p o l i t i c a l
Berlin.

asylun ir. West

During i n t e r v i e w he h a s a d m i t t e d being a member

of ' A 1 F a t a h ' 'and P.T.L.P.


he a d n i t r e d

fighting

for

I n h i s a p p l i c a t i o n f o r asylun

the

P.F.L.P.

in

Tripoli

a76

Beirut.

2.

k l h n e d s t a t e d t h a t wnen he l e f t t h e P a l e s t i n i u i Army he

returned
?.?.L.?.

group.

to

Dzmascus

where

he

joined

He z l s o attempted t o j o i n

' 1 Fatah'
the

and

'Abu i < i a d t

Appzrently a s a r e s u l t of h i s conzaczs with t h e s e

organisations,

he

received

Syrian

travel

document

( p a s s p o r t ) and through a n o t h e r a c q u a i n t a n c e c a l l e d h m e d
Rbu Szmra, r e c e i v e d an e n t r y v i s a f o r E a s t Germany.

lie

almost immediately t r a v e l l e d t o E a s t Germany and claimed


p o l i t i c a l asylun i n Vest B e r l i n .

3.

Al hmed i s an a s s o c i a r e of Haj Hafez Kasserr, -ualkamouni,


whom he knows a s Abu Kohammed.

They f i r s t met i n S y r i a

through Al Ahmed's ' = r o t h e r , K h z l i d .

A1

Ahmed

is

the

r e g i s t e r e d owner of r n e Ford Taunus motor c a r r e g i s t e r e d

29
nucber

AA

RJ

726

which

!-,e

ient t o

inprovised explcsive device (I.E.3.).

or

obtained

fr:

4.

From i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l e b l e ,

i t appears t h a t o b t a i n i n g

S y r i a n t r z v e l document, and e n t r y v i s a t o E a s t Germeny a r e


o n l y achieved

i n Damascus with

considerable

influence.

These documents and t r a v e l errangements were f a c i l i t a t e d


by t h e P.F.L.P.

o r Palestinian organisations probably w i ~ h .

a view t o s e t t l i n g him i n Germany t o perform a f u n c t i c n


f o r them.

A i Ahmed h a s been

membership

of

i n t e r v i e w e d , but h i s s t a t e m e n t s about

' A.i

FAtah '

an6

P.F.L. P.

differ

grea~ly,

p a r t i c u l z - l y with h i s a p 2 l i c s i i o n f o r p o l i t i c a l asyluc.

X 1 Phmed h e x Czlkaiilou~l, E s e n i o r member of t h e PFLP-GC,


i n Syria,

and

net him a g z i n

iil

Germany.

X1

&!nod

purchased t h e Ford Taunus motor c&- r e g i s t e r e d number X X


RJ 736 immediateiy p r i o r t o handing it o v e r t o D ~ l k a m o u r ~ i .

This v e h i c l e w a s i n Dalkamouni's p o s s e s s i o n when he was


a-rested

on 2 6 t h October, 1988.

A t that

time

it was

found t o c o n t a i n a Toshiba r a d i o c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r which


had

been made

i n t o an improvised e x p l o s i v e

device.

I n f o r m a t i o n a l s o e x i s t s t h a t a b r o ~ nc o l o u r e d s u i t c a s e had
been

contained

Dalkamouni

'S

in

zrrest.

the

vehicle

immediately

prior

to

Conclusive evidence h a s been found

i n B r i t a i n showing t h a t t h e e x p l o s i v e d e v i c e which caused


t h e Pan h c r a s h was c o n t a i n e d i n a Toshiba r a d i o c a s s e t t e

reccrdfr

p.idE~.n with-.in

coloxre6

krcn

Sar.s:-i:e

suitcase.

The

circunstances

surrounding

Taunus a r e s u s ? i c i o u s .
vehicle

t o Dalkarnouni

the

supply

cf

the

Ford

A.1 Ahned s t a t e s t h a t he l e n t t h e
who

did

not

return

it,

denied any Prowledge of t h e v e h i c l e ' s c o n t e n t s .

and

has

Eowever,

Dalkarnouni has s t a t e d t h a t A 1 Ahmed s u p p l i e d t h e v e h i c l e


a f t e r b e i n g p a i d 1 , 0 0 0 d o l l a r s o r deutchmarks ( h e h a s s a i d
both t y p e s of c u r r e n c y ) .
found

Ahmed,

I n Dalkamouni ' S p o s s e s s i o n was

r e c e i p t d a t e d 10.10.88,
shoving

person

a d a t e t h a t he v i s i t e d k l

receiving

1,000

Dalkamouni and i n c l u d i n g tine name Ahmed.

dollars

from

The r e c e i p t i s

barely legible.

X 1 Ahmed has p r e v i o u s l y v i s i t e d F r a n k f u r t A i r p o r t a i d was


a t l i b e r t y on 2 1 s t December,

1988, when t h e

p o s s i b l y placed on board 2nd where P. A .

I.Z.D.

103 began.

was
Eis

movements aT: t h a t t i m e a r e unknown and he h2s o f f e r e d no


zlibi

Other anomelies,

d i s c r e p a n c i e s a?d

c o ~ t r a d i c t i c n sexist

between s t a t e m e n t s made by A 1 Ahrned and Dalkamouni, with


r e g a r d t o t h e i r involvement t o g e t h e r ,

t h e s u p p l y of

vehicle,

remain

regarding

and

it's

their

use.
involvement

Matters
in

terrorism

connection with t h e Pan Am 1 0 3 i n c i d e n t .

the

unresolved
2nd

my

CONCLUSION

I t i s a p p a r e z r t h a t A 1 Lhnea h a s i n zhe pas;

had

soze

i n v o l v e m e n t w i t h P a l e s t i n i v l l i b e r a t i o n g r o u p s and h a s
a s s o c i a t i o n i n t h e Xiddle E a s t and, i n Germany with
a c c u s e d Dal kanouni

It

is

equally

evident

that

the
his

s t a t e m e n t s t o d z t e a r e c o n f l i c t i n g 2nd do n o t t a l l y w i t h
a c c o u n t s g i v e n by Dalkamouni,

possible
PFLP-GC

rise

to

suspicio::

i s n o t t e l l i n g t h e t r u t h and h a s s o m e t h i n g

t h a t P.1 &med
t o hide.

giving

Given t h e s i t u a t i o n and h a v i n g c o n s i d e r e d t h e
significance
cell

who

of

any

suspect

associated

or

was

member
in

of

this

contact

with

Dalkamoni, Ghadanfar o r K h r e e s a t r o u n i a b o u t t h e end of


October

and

1988,

November/December

had

their

of t h a t y e a r ,

freedox

during

IT is requested t h a t i n

o r d e r t o e s t a b l i s h t h e v e r a c i t y c f L!medls a s s e r t i o n s , he
be d e t a i n e d a s
will

permit

s u s p e c t rrlc q u e s t i o n s p c r t o him which


proper

eveluazion

CO

be

nade

of

hls

i n v o l v e m e n t o r o t h e r w i s e i n t h e bombing o f PAlC3.

S u b m i t t e d by D.S.

P. Byrne,

R e s e a r c h Room 5 .

BOKBING OF PA 103

INTERVIEW OF DALKAKCNI AS SUSPECT

Information on Background/Associates/Activities e t c

I t i s !-mown from I n t e l l i g e n c e Reports and on h i s own a d n i s s i o n t h e t


Dalkamoni is a l e a d i n g member of t h e PFLP-GC.
C e n t r a l Committee of

this

group

and

is

He i s a member of t h e

the

head

of

the

finance

Department.

Dalkamoni

was

arrested

attacking I s r a e l i

in

1967

installations.

p r i s o n e r s were exchanged.

by

the
He

Israeli

was

authorities

released

in

for

1979 when

tie t h e n r e t u r n e d t o Damascus where a

s h o r t t i n e l a t e r he met Easchem Abassi.

I n 1379 z f t e r meeting w i t h Dalkamoni Easchem r b a s s i

moved t o West

Gernzng where he was g r m t e d p o l i t i c e l assylum.

Since this time Dalkamoni h a s v i s i t e d West G e r n z ~ yon

regular basis.

He t r a v e i s on a number of o c c a s i o n s each y e a r 2nd Appendix '1' shows


s i x periods

between

September

1986 a i d

September

1988,

where

he

applieci f o r and was g r a i t e e Visas f o r e n t r y i n t o West Germvly u s i n g


t h e name &fez Mohammed Husseic.
i n h n z n i n Jordan.

X 1 1 t h e s e a p p l i c a r i o n s were made

The reason g i v e n by Dalkamcni on each of t h e s e

Visa a p p l i c z t i o n s a s t o why he was applying t c e n t e r West Germany i s


t o r e p a i r or receive
following c l i n i c
Neuss 1.

spare parts

for his

arrificial

l e g from t h e

Frey Orthopaedic Technology, K o n i g s t r a s s e 2 , 4340

Khen D a l k a r o n i

was

released

fron

prison

I n 1079 he x r s c ~ v : c ~ sY l

t r y i n g t o r e - e s t a b l i s h h i r s e l f w i t h t k e l e z e e r s h i p of t h e F E ? - G C

27.5

i t r a y be t h a t DalkanorLi was g i v e n t h e job zo s e t ~p a f ~ c t i c ncf tb.e


P F L S G C i n K e s t Gernany from s c r a t c h and S u i l c i t L? c v e r a c a c S e r cf

I t i s a b i g c o i n c i d e n c e t h a t s h o r t l y a f t e r m e e t i ~ gHESC!-.E?

years.

Abzssi i n 1979 Abassi roved t o West Gernany and e s t a b l i s h e d h i m s e l f i n


t h a t c o u n t r y and t h e n 3alkamoni v i s i t s h i n c n a r e g u l a r b a s i s .
Both men a r e now r e l a t e d a s t h e i r wives e r e b o t h s i s t e r s .

In

1983/84

Dalkanoni

a r r a n g e d t o meet him.
and

is not

it

known

t e l e p h o n e number.

contacted

Martin

Kadorah

by

telephone

md

This i s t h e f i r s t knorcn c o n t a c t between t h e n


how

Dalkamoni

obreined

Xadorah's

name

a d

A f t e r t h i s t e l e p h o n e c o n t a c t t h e y met a t F r a n k f u r t

Railway S r a t i o n arld went on a

It

shopping t r i p .

is Imom

thaz

Kadorah bought a c27 f o r Dalkzmoni round ~ 5 o u t h i s t i m e .

Since

this

Dalkamoni
Abassi
car.

'S

mee~ing there

and

i(ador&

and

hzs
in

a nsmber

been

cf

19&5 Dalkanoni,

meetings

Saschem

Abassi

v i f e , v i s i t e e Kadorah u s i n g a h i r e d Volkswagen
Two days l a ~ e rDalkamoni gave K a d o r A '703 E . N .

f o r his s i s t e r - i n - i a w

use

when

he

was

in

Golf

aid
notor

t o buy z c a r

Eacorah bought a F i a t 132 motor

V s s . Abassi.

v e h i c l e and Dalkamoni d r o v e o f f i n it.


Dalkamoni's

between

West

The

CL-

Germany,

was o b v i o u s l y f o r
although

it

wes

r e g i s t e r e d i n A b a s s i s ' w i f e ' s name.

T h i s was o n l y t h e start of a number o f c o n t a c r s k1;lich Dalkanoni made


i n West Gernany.
With r e g a r d t o t h e two Zailway Bombings i n August 1987 and A p r i l 1388

it can be s e e n f r o r , Dalkamoni's V i s a a p p l i c a t i o n s t h a t he was i n West


Germany d u r i n g t h e time of b o t h o f t h e s e a t t a c k s .

I n October

1387,

Kadorah

was

present

outside

FrankfurT

2C3

when

D a i k a n ~ n igave Ghadanfar 4000 L.N. t o pay xhe f l a t it S a n d x ~ g2&.

I n 1987/68 Kadorah drove a motor v e h i c l e r e g i s t r a t i o n n u r b e r FPU 831


t o Maibor i n Yugoslavia on Dalkamoni's i n s t r u c t i o n s and handee i t o v e r
t o an unknown man who was supposed t o be a s t u d e n t i n Belgrade.
Dalkanoni r e q u i r e s t o be asked a b o u t t h i s t o f i n d o u t why t h i s was
arranged.

Although Kadorah d e n i e s b e i n g a member of t h e PFLP GC he i s o b v i o u s l y


d e e p l y i n v o l v e d with t h e group.

I t i s known t h a t Dalkanoni s u p p l i e d

Kadorah w i t h money and Kadorah's w i f e h a s s t a t e d t h a t he kep:

a note

of h i s s p e n d i n g i n h i s vocabulary book.

It is

On 10zn O c t o b e r , 1988, Khreesaz e n t e r e d Germany w i t h h i s wife.

s t r o n ~ l ys u s p e c t e d t h a t Dzlkamoni had a r r a n g e d f o r Khyeesat t o come t o


West Germany i n o r d e r f o r him t o make bombs f o r t h e XL?-GC

to assist

them i n t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s .
On 13xh October, 1988, Dalkamoni a l o n g w i t h Khreesaz rrld I k z e e s a t ' s
w i f e went t o t h e f l a t owned by Haschem Abassi i n Neuss.

Ykreesat

s t a y e d i n t h i s f l a t u l d it is n o t known where K h r e e s a t ' S wife s t a y e d .


Accorcing t o Abassi

Dalkamoni may be a b l e t o answer t h i s q u e s t i o n .


Dalkmoni
Germany.

told

him

that

Khreesat's

brother

was

in

jail

in

West

Khreesat occupied a room w i t h i n A b a s s i ' s house an15 t h i s i s

where he c o n s t r u c t e d h i s bomb making d e v i c e s .

Dalkanoni s p e n t a l o t of time w i t h K h r e e s a t and on 1 5 t h October 1988


Dalkanoni,
Frankfurt.

Khreesat and Kadorah met i n

f r o n t of

Kadorah's f i a t i n

They t h e n bought a s i l v e r Volkswagen P a s s a t a t t h e l o c a l

A b a s s i , h i s wife and s o n and K h r e e s a t t r a v e l l e d t o F o c h e r ~ h e i n iihere


Kzplan i s t h e o.~hr.~rcf a G r o c e r ' s s h c p i n

t h e y n e t bhmed Kaplan.
Hochenhein.

According t o s t a t e m e n t s o b t a i n e d h'abasi

b o u ~ h t C O E.!,!.

T h e r e i s no way t h a t Dalkamoni - a n d

worth o f f o o d from Kaplan.

K h r e e s a t would t r a v e l t o Hochenheim which would t a k e them 3-4

hours

There i s o b v i o u s l y r o r e t o t h i s t h a n n e e t s

j u s t t o buy g r o c e r i e s .

The main q u e s t i o n h e r e is wiiy was K h r e e s a t w i t h t h e n i n

t h e eye.
Hochenhein.

I t does n o t a p p e a r t h a t Dalkamoni h a s e v e r been asked

a b o u t h i s t r i p t o Hochenheim i n any o f h i s i n t e r v i e w s .

Dal kamoni

must be a s k e d about t h i s journey and Kaplan a l s o must be a s k e d a g a i n


about it.

Kaplan a p p e a r s t o be a weak l i n k h e r e and I was p r e s e n t

when he was l a s t i n t e r v i e w e d i n A p r i l and a;


under

a b s o l u t e l y no p r e s s u r e

whatsoever

t h i s t i m e he w a s p u t

and a11

his

answers

were

accepted without question.

On 2 0 t h O c t o b e r , 1036, Dalkamoni was i n F r a n k f = ~ wher. he spoke t o


K h r e e s a t wno was zt z h i s t i m e i n Neuss.
three black containers

T i e c o n v e r s a z i o n was z b o n t

( b o x e s ) w i t h l i d s , g l o v e s , and p a s z e .

Ghadanfar would hand o v e r i n t h e e v e n i n g .

which

Dalkamoni z i s o s t z t e d t h a t

he would b r i n g a t l e a s t 7 w h i t e p o i n t e d ziurniniun b u t t o n s o f which a t


l e a s t 4 were t o be e l e c t r i c a l .

On

22nd

October,

1988,

F r m k f u r t a n d Neuss.

Dalkamoni
In

both

along

Frankf-t

with

Khreesat

d-rove

and Neuss Dalkanoni

to
a d

K h r e e s a t went i n t o two e l e c t r i c a l s h o p s where t h e y bought e l e c t r i c a l


equipment, b a t t e r i e s and c l o c k s .

I t was l a t e r e s t a b l i s h e d t h a t Dalkamoni bought t h r e e mechanical alarm


c l o c k s and p o s s i b l y a i s o a d i g i t a l alarm c l o c k a t t h e 'HUMA' shop i n

1;e:s

m.

.nen

S.

K h r ~ e s a t acccrpanied

by Dalkanozi

boug?.~ 16

1.3

b a t t e r i e s , v a r i o u s m a l l s k . i t c h e s , screws and a l a r g e tcBe of P a t t e x .

On

1 9 t h October

1988,

Dalkanoni

net

Radi

at

2Gi0 hours

R e s t a u r a n t a t t h e Railway S t a t i o n i n G i e s s e n .

in

the

Dalkanoni s t a y e d i n

t h e R e s t a u r a n t with Radi f o r about 20 minutes b e f o r e t h e y went t o a


secluded s t e e l footbridge across the t r a c k s .

They ccnversed t h e r e

i n t e n s i v e l y f o r about 20 minutes b e f o r e s e p a r a t i n g .

Radi t h e n drove

t o h i s f l a t i n Hamburg.

This i s o b v i o u s l y c o n t a i n e d i n a n o t e from s u r v e i l l a n c e l o g s and i t


a p p e a r s t h a t Dalkanoni was followed through t h e meeting.

Radi when he was l a t e r i n t e r v i e w e d a f t e r h i s a r r e s t s t a t e d t h z t he n e t


Dalkamoni
Railway

on

9th October,

S t a t i o n i n Kassel

1988,

At

i n a Hamburger
t h i s meezing

Restanrant a t t h e
they

Eiscussed

purchase of a c a r and a ~;aymer,tof z? i n i t i a l sum of 4 , 0 0 0 D.11:.


p e i d by Dalkamoni i n t o R a d i ' s bank account i n Eanburg.
s z z t e d t h a t he agein met Delkamoni on 1 9 t h O c t o b e r , 198E.
a t t h e r e s t a u r a n t i n Giessaz.

He

states that

xhe
was

He t h e n
-.
inis

tine

t h i s meeting was

a r r a n g e d by t e l e p h o n e t h r o u g h t h e Agency of t h e P i z z e r i a K o r z a r e l l z i n
B e r l i n owned by Acinan Younes.

At

t h i s meeting which he

admits

c o n t i n u e d o u t s i d e t h e y d i s c u s s e d t h e p u r c h a s e of a Merceaes motor cz-.


Aadi a t t h i s time r e c e i v e d a f u r t h e r 3000 D.K.

from Dalkamoni.

A r r e s t o f Dalkamoni and K h r e e s a t

On t h e n o r n i n g of 2 6 t h O c t o b e r , 1 9 8 8 , Dalkamoni, i:ireeszx
Abassi l e f t t h e f l a t i n Neuss t o g e t h e r .
Taunus motor v e h i c l e used by Dalkamoni

They wzlkej. t o t h e Ford


K h r e e s a t e t 7 3 s t i m e was

c a r r y i n g h i s ok-n t r a v e l l i n g bag and Ahmed Abassi was


bag.

a d Ahned

21%

carrying a

When t h e y r e a c h e d t h e c a r Dalkanoni t o o k t h e begs from t h e n

and p u t them i n t o t h e b o o t .

A 1 1 t h r e e t h e n e n t e r e d t h e c e r end d r o v e

i n t o Neuss Town C e n t r e and s t o p p e d o u t s i d e Haschen k b a s s i ' s shop.


Ahmed Abzssi t h e n g o t o u t of t h e c a r , opened t h e b o o t and r e c o v e d h i s
bag.

A t . t h i s t i m e khmed Abassi c o u l d s e e t h a t t h e r e was a t l e a s t

one o t h e r s u i t c a s e i n t h e b o o t
before.

of

the

car

which he

hacl n o t

seen

He s t a t e s t h a t t h e s u i t c a s e was d a r k brokm i n c o l o u r .

He

d i d n o t h o w who owned t h i s s u i t c a s e and h e had n e v e r s e e n it b e f o r e .


He t h e n c l o s e d t h e b o o t and went i n t o t h e s h o p .

Dalkamoni and K h r e e s a t t h e n drove off i n t h e c a r and szop?ed e g a i n on


Hafenstrasse

a d

Kaufhalle Store.

walked

to

tfiephone

box

located

outside

Dalkamoni remained o u t s i d e t h e xelephone box w h i l e

K h r e e s a t e n t e r e d it and was s e e n t o make a t e l e p h o n e c a l l .


p e r s o n s were

the

t h e n a r r e s t e d a d conveyed

to

the

Police

Both

prison

in

Dusseldorf.

The Ford Taunus motor c a r was t h e n s e a r c h e d and a nunber cf i t e m s have


been l i s t e d as h a v i n g been found w i t h i n t h e c a r .

( S e e Appendix

'2').

There i s n o t h i n g mentioned i n t h i s r e p o r t on t h e s e a r c h o f t h e c a r
a b o u t any p i e c e of l u g g a g e h a v i n g been found w i t h i n it.

A11 i n d i c a t i o r s a r e t h a t t h e r e w s s a s 7 2 i t c e s e i n t h e b o o t cf t h i s c E r
a t this tice.

IS,med h b a s s i s t a t e s ~ h s t he s u i t c ~ s ewas w i t h i n 1k.e

b o o t when he was dropped o f f a t t h e s h o p , y e i i t i s n o t mentioned when


t h e c a r i s s e a r c h e d a s h o r t t i n e l a t e r , even :hough

t h e c a r vas under

s u r v e i l l a n c e d u r i n g t h i s t i m e and t h e r e i s n o t h i n g mentioned a b o u t t h e
c a r s t o p p i n g st any o t h e r p l a c e t o d i s p o s e o f t h i s s u i t c a s e .

Found i n t h e c a r a t t h i s t i m e was a Toshiba r a d i o E x h i b i t S.I.

The

Toshiba r a d i o / t a p e r e c o r d e r i n q u e s t i o n was a t y p e W-S4533 d e s i g n e d


f o r b a t t e r y o r mains o p e r a t i o n .
dismantled.

The a p p l i a n c e had been ? a r t i a l l y

The back p l a t e had been t a k e n c f f 2nd t h e bor;om

and t h e t a p e d r i v e had been l o o s e n e d .

plate

I t was t h e n found t h a t a l u c p

o f e x p l o s i v e and a d e t o n a t o r had been b u i l t i n t o t h e b a c k of i t .

l a b e l w i t h t h e S e r i a l No. 6149070685 had been f i x e d t o t h e bottom cf


the

casing

and

three

structural

parxs

which

were

alien

to

he

a p p l i a n c e were i d e n t i f i e d .

1)

Unaer t h e f l o o r ef t h e ;ape

d r i v e wes f o u n d s. p r e s s u r e

p i c k up p r o b a b l y from a b ~ r o c e z e r .
by means of a s c r e w .

T h i s had been f i x e d

b t o u c h c o z t a c t had been screwed on

t h e support p l a t e s o t h a t t h e I z d i c a t o r of t h e p r e s s u r e
p i c k up w i l l t o u c h t h i s c o n t a c t 2s t h e a i r p r e s s r e

eops.

These p a r t s t h e r e f o r e c o n s t i t u t e a low p r e s s u r e a c t i v a ~ e d
breaker.

From t h e t o u c h c o n t a c t a7 e l e c t r i c i e a d g o e s

via a fixing point

at the

e r a s i n g head

to

the

outer

c o n t a c t of t h e b u i l t i n c o n t a i n e r connection socket.

An e l e c t r o n i c c i r c u i t c l a d i n a r t i f i c i a l r e s i n i s g l u e d t o
t h e s i d e of t h e mains t r a n s f o r m e r .
c o v e r e d by g l u e d on p a p e r .

T h i s was p a r t i a l l y

On t h e t o p and on one s i d e

b i t s o f c a r d b o a r d a r e s t u c k on which were p r o b a b l y
from a Toshiba a p p l i a n c e p a c k i n g c a r t o n .

cut

The x n d e r s i a e

of t h e r e s i n block allowed a view o f


inside

like

resisters,

e l e c t r o r , i c -,zrts

an

trar.sistor,

electro2ic

c o n i e n s e r , an6 a m i n i a t u r e s l i d i ~ gswitch arid a f i l a n e n t


bulb.

A s e l f s t i c k l a b e l was f i x e d o n t o t h e e l e c t r o n i c

condenser bearing

handwritten

number

The

4003.

s u p p o r t i n g p l a t e of t h e c i r c u i t i s hand made.
e l e c t r o n i c s t r u c t u r e was re-constructed

When t h e

i t was found

to

have a time delay mechanism based on a condenser c h a r g i n g


switch.

The f i l a m e n t bulb s e r v e s f o r c o n t r o l purposes.

By means of t h e s l i d i n g switch t h e s t a r t i n g p o i n t
s e t t o zero.

car^

be

A red and a black l e a d a r e s o l d e r e d t o t h e

s u p p o r t p l a t e end supply v o l t a g e .
A s e t o f b a t t e r i e s glued i n t o a s e l f made c z r t o n was found

i n t h e f o o t p a r t of t h e c a s i n g .

They c o n s i s t of f o u r

mignon c e l l s i n s e r i e s connection of t h e Kaufhalle Unser


Favori t brand.

These b a t t e r i e s were brand, new.

To s t z r t t h e mechanism t h e antenna plug w:r,ich has been f a s t e n e d t o t h e


o u t s i d e of t h e c z s i n g with s t i c k i n g t a p e pus:hec!
socket.

into the relevzit

This shyitches on t h e e l e c t r o n i c c i r c n 5 ~ .

The d e t o n a t i n g mechzrism i s i n its concep'ion

swizched

t o detonete

e x p l o s i v e s a u t o m a t i c a l l y i n an a i ~ c r ~ t .

The

make

up

of

this

radio

cassette

recorder

is similar

to

e x p l o s i v e device used t o blow up and d e s t r o y Pan Am F l i g h t 103.

the
Tne

bomb used on Pan Am F l i g h t 103 was contained i n a similar Toshiba


radio c a s s e t t e recorder.

Although

very

little

of

this

radio

c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r has been recovered t h e e x p e r t s a r e of t h e opinion


t h a t t h e make up of it i s very s i m i l a r t o t h e one found i n t h e Ford
Taunus motor c a r i n possession of Dalkamoni and Khreesat.

As is nentioned

e a r l i e r t h e s e t of f o u r b a t t e r i e s found w i t h i n t n e

Toshiba r a d i o c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r i n 1;euss were c f t h e K e u f h a l l e Lnser


F a v o r i t brand and t h e b a t t e r i e s were brand new.
Khreesat

were a r r e s t e d

they had

parked

the

Ford

Taunus motor

car

They t h e n used a t e l e p h o n e

o u t s i d e t h e Kaufhalle s t o r e i n Neuss.
outside the s t o r e .

When Dalkamoni a d

Encuiry w i l l have t o be c e r r i e d o u t i n zn e f f o r t

t o t r y and i d e n t i f y i f t h e s e b a t t e r i e s were purchased i n t h i s s t o r e by


Dalkamoni, Khreesat o r any o t h e r member of t h i s group.

E a r l i e r i n t h i s r e p o r t i t was mentioned t h a t Dalkamoni had bought a


..

number of i t e m s which i n c l u d e d p a s t e ( g l u e ) .
were glued

i n t o t h e back

of

this

radio

A nunber

cassette

of i t e m s

recorder

md

q u e s t i o n h e s t o be asked i f 2ny g l u e was found i n t h e f l a t i n Neuss


when i t was s e a r c h e d and If it was can i t be examined and be connected
t o t h e g l u e used i n t h e r a d i o c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r .

At

some s t a g e

o t h e r p a r t s of t h e r a d i o c a s s e z t e r e c o r d e r used t o blow up P m Am 1 0 3
may be found and t h i s g l u e ney be a b l e t o connect both mechines.

a
Also found i n t h e Fcrd Teunus motor c a r a t t h i s time was a number of
p i e c e s of p a p e r .

Each of zhese p i e c e s of paper had Arabic s c r i p t

t h e r e o n , a number of v a r i o u s names, p l a c e s , numbers and c a s h amounts


a r e mentioned.

One of t h e p i e c e s of paper h a s a r e c e i p t which s t a t e s

"I have r e c e i v e d from Ai-iiaj


Nassar/Ahmed d a t e d 10.10.88.

t h e sum of 1000 US D o l l a r s only."


The s i g n a t u r e i s i l l e g i b l e .

It i s known t h a t Dalkamoni (AI-Haj) paid Ahmed l.)

h z h d S1000 t o buy

t h e g r e e n Ford Taunus motor car which was being used by Dalkamoni.

42

S e a r c h o f Dalka.monits P r i s o n C e l l

On 23rd February, 1 9 8 9 , C a l k a n o n i ' s p r i s o n c e l l was

searched

after

i n f o r m a t i o n had been r e c e i v e d t o t h e e f f e c t t h a t he was a t t e m p t i n g t o


have i n f o r m a t i o n t s k e n o u t of

the prison.

Appendix ' 3 ' were removed from t h e c e l l .

The

items

listed

in

They c o n s i s t e d of a d i a r y

and a number of p i e c e s of paper which had v a r i o u s s c r i b b l e s i n Arabic


script.

On one p i e c e of paper he t a l k s about America a d I s r a e l being on t h e


one s i d e and t h e n he a s k s on t h e same p i e c e of p a p e r "Why have you i n
t h e General Conaand l i m i t e d your t h o u g h t s behind i o c k e r b i e . "
t h e n goes on t o s a y
otherwise

we

"You have

shall

carry

a i r c r a f t and ei-rports

."

t o recognise t h e

out

terrorist

Palestinian

operations

justify

Secret Service."

"The r a d i o i s f i t f o r use."

On a n o t h e r p i e c e

of paper he h a s

t h e n "Wnat a r e t h e t a r g e t s . "

homeland. l'

z?d t h e n

On a n o t h e r p i e c e of p a p e r i s w r i t t e n

among o t h e r t h i n g s W h a t s h a l l we do w i t h tine c a s e ( r a d i o ) . "

target."

their

Above r h i s l i n e i s w r i t t e n "The

w r i t t e n zmong o t h e r t h i n g s "Wha~;t a r g e t s a r e t o be h i t . "

on it."

your

On u l o t i e r p i e c e of paper i s w r i t t e n "Khreesat I

a b s o l u t e l y must know where he is."


Jorda?'izn

State

He t h e n s a y s " P n e r i c a were behind t h e

a t t a c k on t h e neighbours i n West B e r l i n i n o r d e r t o
a t T a c k on Libya."

against

He

and

and t h e n "American Army and an a t t a c k

He t h e n w r i t e s "The

Germans

and t h e n "Germany i s a tra-sit

are

d e f i n i t e l y n o t our

s t a t i o n on t h e way t o t h e

Be a l s o mentions on tinese p i e c e s of p a p e r t h e equipment

found i n Haschem Abassi ' S f l a t .

43

I n t e r r o g a t i o n on 2 7 t h October 1988.

Cn 27th O c t c b e r , 1588, Ijalkamoni was b r o c g h i b e f o r e che K a g i s t r ~ r ~ s


Court i n Dusseldorf.

He was i n t e r r o g a t e d and he s t a t e d t h a t he had

been i n Vest Germany f o r a b o u t 1 0 / 1 4 d a y s .


Palestinian

and t h a t

the

Israeli

'S

had

Ee s t a t e d t h a t he wes a
deprived

him

of

his

kone

country.

He. was t h e n a s k e d i f he had a n y t h i n g t o do with t h e i g n i t i o r ! d e v i c e


found i n t h e f l a t i n Neuss t o which he r e p l i e d "I bought t h e i t e m s f o r
t h e i g n i t i o n device over here.

I c o u l d n o t g e t them i n P a l e s t i n e .

I i n t e n d e d t a k i n g it back w i t h me t o P a l e s t i n e .

I j u s t nade t h e

preparations over here."

A w=rz?t

was t h e n i s s u e d on t h i s d e t e t o d e t a i n Dalkamoni i n c u s t o d y

a l o n g w i t h K h r e e s a r , bassi and Gnadanfz-

anC s t a x e d t h a t t h e y had

c o n s p i r e d t o c o n n i t a bomb a t t a c k a g a i n s x an unknown t a r g e t i n t h e
immediate f u t u - e

and t h z t t h e y were f u l l y aware t h a t p e o p l e would be

killed.

I n t e r r o g a t i o n on 4 t h November 1988.

I n t h i s i n t e r r o g a t i o n Dalkamoni s t a t e d t h a t t h e word I s r a e l does n o t


e x i s t as far h e i s concerned and t h a t h i s younger b r o t h e r was r , o t
k i l l e d b u t was murdered by t h e Z i o n i s t s .

Fe t h e n went on t o t a l k a j c u t t h e 'rFL?-GC
e x p l o s i v e s i n Sandweg 28 b e l o z g t o

and t h a t t h e weeFc?.s ar,d

he PFLP-GC

and t h a t t h e XL?-GC

d i d n o t have any bank Accounts c r s s l e s i n k'est Gercsny.

I;.

stated

t h a t t h e i t e m s found i n Iceuss end F r a n k f u r t i n c l u d i n g t h e p r i n e S r a d i o


were n o t

intended f o r use

within

Germany.

The

targets

of

his

o r g a n i s a t i o n were o n l y t h e Z i o n i s t s i n h i s o c c u p i e d c o u n t r y P a l e s t i n e .
He went on t o s a y t h a t t h e r a d i o had been primed f o r u s e i n P a l e s t i n e

and a f t e r a p p r o p r i a t e p r e p a r a t i o n t h e r e would have been

no problem

b r i n g i n g s u c h a r a d i o o n t o a p l a n e and i n t o t h e c o u n t r y .

They had

t r i e d t o do t h i s w i t h o u t e x p e r i e n c i n g any problems f o r some y e a r s now.

He t h e n s t a t e d t h e t he had o r d e r e d Ghadanfar t o r e n t t h e f l a x a t 28
Sandweg i n F r a n k f u r t and t h a t t h e r e n t had been p a i d
money.

with

PFLP-GC

He a l s o a d m i t t e d t h ~ Ahmad
t
A 1 Arnahd had bought t h e Ford

Taunus motor v e h i c l e on h i s b e h a l f .

tie gave A 1 Anahd $1000 f o r t h e

purchase of t h i s c a r .

I n t e r r o g a t i o n on 1 3 t h January 1989

When i n t e r v i e w e d on t h i s d a t e D ~ l k a m o n i t a l k e d a b o u t Kadorzh b u y i n g

cars f o r him.

He s t z t e d he would t r a n s p o r t weapcns and e x p l o s i v e s

i n these cars.

He w a s a g a i n e s k e d a b o u t t h e T o s h i b a r a d i o c a s s e t t e s

found i n h i s c a r a d he s t a t e d t h a t t h i s r a d i o was p r e p a r e d i n S y r i a
and t h a t h e had o n l y f i t t e d t h e c h a r g e i n Germany.

Dalkamoni t h e n went on t o e x p i e i n t h a t t o
i d e n t i c a l r a d i o s are r e q u i r e d .
b u i l d one e x p l o s i v e one.
r a d i o t o secure t h e charge.

build

such a

r a d i o two

Two T o s h i b a r a d i o s a r e needed t o

A s o c a l l e d s a f e t y key i s f i t t e d i n t o t h e

T h i s s a f e t y key o r p i r had a l r e a d y been

f i t t e d t o he s c r v i c e z h l e r z d i o i n ?.is c a r .
from t h e one r e c o v e r e d f r o 3 1:euss.

However i t xes r i s s i n g
He

then

clai-,ed

:hat

the

c o n p l e t e d r z d i o c o n t a i n i n g r h e e x p l c s i v e s was t o be handed o v e r t o a
man i n a c o u n t r y o u t s i d e Germxiy.

He went cn r o s a y t h a t t h e

r a d i o was zo be used on c i v i l I s r a e l i a e r o p l a n e s .

The e x p l o s i v e

f o r c e would have caused sone f a t a l i t i e s p o s s i b l y even b r o u ~ h t a b o u t


t h e c r a s h of t h e p l a n e if i t was p l a n t e d i n t h e p a s s e n g e r s cor,partment
a s intended.

Dalkamoni was u i a b l e t o g i v e any more d e t a i l s about t h e o r d e r s he had


r e c e i v e d f r o n J ~ b r i l ,however he a a a i t t e d he had n o t q u i t e c o n p l e t e d
h i s t a s k on xhe day of h i s = r e s t .
O c t o b e r , 1988.

He had planned t o r e t u r n on 3 0 t h

He would have f i n i s h e d h i s t a s k by t h a t d a t e .

The n a t t e r woult5 t h e n have p r o g r e s s e d i n t o a f u r t h e r s t a g e a?d would


have s t o p p e d b e i n g h i s r e s p o n s i b i l i z y

A f t e r t h a t t h e men of t h e

m i l i t a r y s e c t i o x of t h e PFLP-GC would have assumed r e s p o n s i b i l i t y .

Dalkamoni w a s asiced on t h i s ciate a b o u t a j a c k e t which had been' found


i n Radi

'S

c a r on 2 6 t h October, 1988.

Dalkamoni had u n t i l t h i s d a t e

denied t h a t t h e j a c k e t belonged t o him b u t he now a d m i t t e d t h a t it was


h i s j a c k e t a?d t h z t t h e g l a s s e s found i n t h e j a c k e t a l s o belonged t o
him.

M s o f o m d i n t h e j a c k e t a t t h i s time was a s e t of keys which

Dalkamoni now a c x i t t e d were h i s keys t o t h e f l a t a t Sandweg 28 i n


Frankfurt.

I n t e r r o ~ a t i o non 22nd Febuarv 1989.

During t h i s i n t e r r o g a t i c n Daikamoni s t z t e d i n r e p l y t o a q l ~ e s t i o n on
t h e involvement of t h e ?FLP-GC i n t h e c r a s h of P27 Am F l i g h t 103 on
2 1 s t Deceaber, 1988, i n Lockerbie t h a t t o h i s knowledge t h e PFLP-GC
was n o t r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e a t t a c k .

I n t e r v i e w with h i s wife on 22nd March 1989.

During t h i s v i s i t of h i s wife Dalkamoni e n t e r e d i n t o c o n v e r s a t i o n with


the interpreter M r .

Muahaffer on s e v e r a l occasions.

t h a t t h e Germans were probably b e i n g p r e s s u r i s e d t o


degree

by

the

Americans

and

He s t a t e s tha:

Lockerbie.

the

English

he had heard

regarding

He mentioned
a considerable
the

crash

in

on t h e r a d i o yesterday

(21.3.89) t h a t a f u r t h e r 3 r a d i o s had been found d u r i n g t h e s e a r c h i n


October.

He s t a t e d t h s t he had o n l y 1 r a d i o and ? h a t had been found

by t h e P o l i c e .

He a l s o s f a ~ e d t h a t t h e h e r i c z ~ swere convinced

t h a t t h e r a d i o had been brought o n t o t h e p l a n e i n F r a n k f u r t .

fie

t h e n s t e t e d t h a t t h e y had probably come t o t n e c o n c l u s i o n t h a t t h e r e


were 3 r a d i o s because t h e y hzd l i s t e n e d t o h i s c o n v e r s a t i o n with ASu

Barb.

I n r e p l y t o a q u e s t i o n about PFLP-GC

involvement i n t h e Pan h 103

c r a s h a t Lockerbie he s t a t e d "1 have t o l d t h e t r u t h I only had one


r a d i o and it i s now i n your p o s s e s s i o n .

I would a c t a g a i n s t t h e

I s r a e l i s n o t a g a i n s t o t h e r Netions, n o t even a g a i n s t t h e Americans.


The GC would n o t do something l i k e Lockerbie i n my absence.
would n o t be l o g i c a l . "

That

He was xkrn e s k e d why t h e GC would w a i t f o r a r . e c b e r o f t?,e finz-,ce


d e p a r t c e n t b ~ f c r e? l a x n i n g t h e i r o p e r a t i c c s , and D a l k a n o n i s x a t e d t k a t
h e was an i n f l u e n t i a l member o f t h e C e n t r a l C o r n i t t e e .
Bureau would n o t
Committee.

take

any d e c i s i o n s

before

consulting

The P o l i t
the Central

He had a l o t of i n f l u e n c e i n t h e C e n t r a l C o n ~ i t t e e .

There were e n e n i e s o f t h e U . S . A .
n o t one of t h e n .

i n t h e C e n t r a l Committee, b u t he was

The GC was c u r r e n t l y I s r a e l s most d a n g e r o u s enezy.

He was t h e n a s k e d by t h e I n t e r p r e t e r a b o u t t h e f a c t t h a t he had s a i d
t o h i s wife t h a t h e had spoken t o Abu Badr on t h e t e l e p h o n e a b o u t
three existing radios.

Dalkamoni i n n e d i z t e l y d e n i e d what he had

s a i d and he o b v i o u s l y became aware of t h e i n p l i c a t i o n s o f t h o u g h t l e s s


talk.

ANALYSIS

A l o of
~ em?hasis n u s t be p u t o n t o t h e f a c c t h a t Dalkarnoni was i n West

Germany t o o r g a n i s e t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s .

Xe i s t h e n o s t s e n i o r

member of t h e o r g m i s a t i o n i n t h a t c o u n t r y .

He o r g a n i s e s t h e o t h e r

members, a r r a n g e s t h e p c r c h a s e of v e h i c l e s , e x p l o s i v e s , weapons, e z c . ,
He pays o u t expenses t o t h e members and i n s t r u c t s and o o t i v a t e s t h e c
i n t o working f o r t h e PFLP-GC.

When he was a r r e s t e d he was a l o n g with Khreesat whom i t is knokx i s


r e s p o n s i b l e f o r making IEDs f o r t e r r o r i s t o r g a n i s a t i o n s .

He had r i t h

him a t t h i s time a ~ o s h i b ar a d i o c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r which c o n t a i n e d t h e


e x p l o s i v e s and had been primed f o r use on an a i r c r a f t .

I t i s known

t h a t a s i m i l a r Toshiba r a d i o c a s s e t t e r e c o r d e r was used t o blow up and


d e s t r o y Pan Am F l i g h t 103 o v e r Lockerbie.

Wnen he was a r r e s t e d he had j u s t

l e f t t h e house of Abassi i n IJeucs

where l a t e r t h r e e o t h e r ISDs were found.

He s l s o a r r v l g e d f o r t h e

r e n t a l of t h e f i a t a t Sandweg 28 i n F r a n k f w t , and he had


this

flat

where

number

of

weapons,

ammu~iition and

key f o r

expiosives

i n c l u d i n g Semtex were f o u ~ d .

When

interviewed

Dalkamoni

admitted

that

he

bought

electrical

components a d o t h e r i t e m s used i n t h e make up of t h e s e I E D s .

l + is

mentioned i n t h e r e p o r t he s t a t e d t o h i s wife d u r i n g a c o n v e r s a t i o n
which t h e y had i n p r i s o n t h a t t h e r e were t h r e e r a d i o s b u t when he was
asked about t h i s he immediately denied it.

Khen Z z l k z r o n i ' s c e l l was s ~ e r c k e dc n 23rd February, 1 W 9 , a za-ber of


p i e c e s of peper were found.

I f e e l t h a t t h e s e have t o 5e iooked a t

and a i a l y s e d very c l o s e l y .

If w e can look a t t h e s e p i e c e s of paper

one a t a t i n e .

E x h i b i t No. 24.2.1.1.

This i s a page of h . 4 paper c o n t a i n i n g Arabic s c r i p t s .

On t h i s page Dalkamoni t a l k s about America and I s r a e l being on t h e one


,

side.

There i s l i t t l e doubt from what h a s been

l e a r n e d a5out

Dalkamoni t h a t he i s extremely b i t t e r towards I s r a e l and a s he s a i d


himself t h e word I s r a e l j u s t does n o t e x i s t a s f a r a s he i s concerned

as t h e y hsve deprived him of h i s homeland.

He htis e l s o mentioned

America on a number of occasions 2nd his h a t r e d of t h i s c o m t r y c m


a l s o be seen because a s he s a y s "They a r e f r i e n d s of I s r a e l . "

Also on t ~ i sp i e c e of pa?er he s a y s "Why have you

i n zhe Generel

Comnznd l i r i t e d

With t h i s theme

he appears

thoughts behind Lockerbie."

you.?.?

t o be angry a t t h e General Command and c o n s i d e r i n g t h e work

he had done i n West Germany t o o r g a n i s e t o making o f t h e IZDs (Bombs)


and tne p l a n n i n g of

t h e bomb a t t a c k s ,

planned more t h a n one

of

which he

had

obviously

is he u p s e t because t h e General Comnand have

only allowed one bomb t o be p l a n t e d m d t h a t b e i n g onto Pm h 103


when t h e i n t e n t i o n was t o mount a campaign of bomb a t t a c k s or! I s r a e l i
and American A i r c r a f t
t h e same p i e c e

of

and A i r p o r t s u s i n g t h e o t h e r bombs because on

paper he t h e n

s2ys "You have t o r e c o p i s e t h e

P a l e s t i n i a n S t a t e otherwise w e s h a l l c a r r y o u t t e r r o r i s t o p e r a t i o n s
a g a i n s t your a i r c r a f t and a i r p o r t s . "

This c e r t a i n l y g i v e s you t h e

5!J
impression :hat

he

KES

r.mnting fron h i s t e s e

Ln iiest

Gerca7.g

campaign of t e r r o r i s t bosb a t t a c k s s g a i n s t s i r c r a f t and a i r p o r t s .

Dalkarnoni tnen went on t o s a y t h a t t h e

Americans were behind

a t t a c k on t h e neighbours i n West B e r l i n i n o r d e r

justify

their

This could be t h e reason why they t a r g e t e d Pan AI.

a t t a c k on Libya.
F l i g h t 103.

to

the

Also on t h i s p i e c e of paper he mentions t h a t George

Bush was Head of t h e C . I . A .

E x h i b i t No. 24.2.1.4.2

T h i s i s a p i e c e of paper c o n t a i n i n g Lyabic s c r i p t .

fie

says

on

this

piece

cf

paper

"The

J o r d a n i ~ n Secret

"Khreesat I a b s o l c t e l y must h o w where he i s . "

Service"

Dalkarnoni

shows

concern h e r e a s zc t h e whereabouts of Khreeszz knowing t h s t Khrecsaz


knows s o much about t h e i r o r g a n i s z t i o n a r d a c t i v i t i e s .

E x h i b i t No. 24.2.1.4.3

P i e c e of paper c o n t a i n i n g k r a b i c s c r i p t .

Dalkamoni t n e n asks on t h i s p i e c e of paper "What t a r g e t s a r e t o be


hit."

and t h e n

"The r a d i o is f i t f o r use.

"

He uses t h e word t a r g e t s h e r e which backs up t h e t h e o r y t h a t he was


a r r a n g i n g a t e r r o r i s t campaign on a number of t a r g e t s i . e .
and I s r a e l i a i r c r e f t and a i r p o r t s .

Americq

He a l s o s a y s t h a t t h e r a d i o i s

51
f i t f c r u s e K?-ich shows t h a t t h e r a d i o is t o be u s e d i n t 5 . i ~ car;elz.
arid a s we knox it was f i c t e d with a d e v i c e f o r ulse on an a a i c r a . f r .

E x h i b i t No. 24.2.1.4.4

Again t h i s i s a p i e c e of p a p e r w i t h Arabic s c r i p t .

and " W n z ~

Dalkanoni a g a i n a s k s t h e q u e s t i o n "What a r e t h e t a r g e t s ? "


s h a l l we do w i t h t h e c a s e ( r a d i o ) ? "
paper a b o u t a p l a n e t i c k e t which

He a l s o t a l k s on t h i s p i e c e c f
again

enphasises h i s

interest

in

a i r c r a f t and t'nen he goes on t o s a y "America's Army and an a t t a c k on

it."

A s we a l l know Pan h F l i g h t 103 f l e w from F r a n k f n r t t o America v i ~


London.

It had a l a r g e nunber o f US k m y personnel on board m6 a s

he was o b v i o u s l y aware, m y f l i g h t xo America from F r a n k f r t


s o mzqy n i l i - l a r y b a s e s

in the

which hzd

a r e a would. be c r r r y i n g US c i l i - l a ~ y

p e r s o n n e l e s p e c i a l l y a t a t i m e l e e d i n g up t o t h e Christmas n o l i d ~ y
period.

Dalkamoni a l s o t a l k s about t h e m e e t i n g w i t h t h e s e c u r i t y o f f i c e r k5tn


t h e name Bernhard w r i t t e n below it.
a t F r v l k f u r t Airport.

Could t h i s be a s e c u r i t y o f f i c e r

This p o s s i b i l i t y c m c t be r u l e d o u t .

E x h i b i t 24.2.1.4.5

P i e c e o f p a p e r w i t h Arabic s c r i p t .

52
Ee a g a i n t a l k s on t h i s p i e c e of p z ? e r about Khreesat 2nd a s k s i f he
has a lavyer.

He t h e n t a l k s about himself and s z g s t h a t ?.e i s n o t a

c r i m i n a l but a f i g h t e r .

Le i s defending t h e czuse of t h e 2 e c p l e cf a

people who a r e being k i l l e d and butchered every day b e f o r e :he

eyes o f

t h e world.

Again i n t h e s e few l i n e s h i s b i t t e r n e s s i s shown.

There can be no

doubt t h a t he has t h e motivation and f a n a t i c a l c a 2 a b i l i t i e s t o c a r r y


o u t t e r r o r i s t bomb a t t a c k s .

He t h e n t a l k s

about

an c r g a n i s a t i o n

which r e p r e s e n t s P a l e s t i n i a n E x t r e m i s t s and w i t n e s s e s f o r him t h a t he


h a s undertaken m i l i t a r y o p e r a t i o n s a g a i n s t t h e Z i o n i s t eneny.

E x h i b i t 24.2.1.4.6

Piece of paper w i t h Arabic s c r i ~ t .

On t h i s p i e c e of pzper he t a l k s about t h e United Naticns being c r e z z e d


by America and t h e S o v i e t s t o b r i n g tine Jewish sza:e

i n t c being a n 6

Z i o n i s t s i n America i n g e n e r a l z . 6 i n New York i n p e r t i c u l a r .

Agein

he i s aware t h a t Pan Am F l i g h t 103 w a s f l y i n g from Frankfar:

t o New

York, where t h e United Nations b u i l d i n g i s s i t u a t e d .


There a r e no d a t e s on any of t h e s e p i e c e s of paper b u t from t h e l a y
o u t of them it can be assumed t h a t he h a s been kee-,ing nozes s i n c e he

w a s a r r e s t e d i n October, 1988.

I n t h a t c a s e he i s t a l k i n g a b o u t

a t t a c k s on I s r a e l and American a i r c r a f t and a i r p o r t s ever! b e f o r e t h e


d e s t r u c t i o n of Pan Am F l i g h t 103 on 2 1 s t Decenber, 1988, and t h e n o f
course & t e r

t h i s d a t e he asks t h e q u e s t i o n "Why

have you i n t h e

General Command l i m i t e d yoW thoughts behind Lockerbie."

P.s

I have

s a i d he appears t o be a s k i n g why t h i s was t h e only a t t a c k c a r r i e d o u t .

CONCLUSION

There is no q u e s t i o n t h a t r ~ l k a r ~ o ni is a l e a 2 i n g n ~ r . b e rof t h e FFLP-GC


and t h a t he was s e n t t o Kest Germany f o r

specific

purpose

to

e s t a b l i s h h i m s e l f and s e t up a f a c t i o n of t h e PFLP-GC i n West G e r ~ a n y


over a l o n g period of time i n o r d e r t o have a base i n Europe

for

carrying out International Terrorist Activities.

This a p p e a r s t o have s t a r t e d a s f a r back a s 1979 winen he was r e l e a s e d


from p r i s o n .

I t was a t t h i s time t h a t he f i r s t met Hashem Abassi.

Abassi t h e n moved t o Germay and a s h o r t time l a t e r Dalkamoni begins


t r a v e l l i n g t o West Germany on a r e g u l a r b a s i s 2nd makes c o n t a c t with

number of persons whose synpathies l i e with t h e P a l e s t i n i a n Freedom


Fights.

Zlalkamoni zppears t o be r e s p o n s i b l e
Germvly where he made a number of
aircraft

f o r bringing K h r e e s ~ t t o W e s ~

I % D s f o r use on t h e bombing of

A s h o r t time e f t e r t h i s Pan Am F l i g h t 103 is 6estroyed

over L o c k f r b i e by a s i m i l z r bomb.

The make

U?

of t h e bomb which

d e s t r o y e d Pan km 103 i s very s i m i l a r t o t h z t recovered i n t h e Ford


Taunus motor v e h i c l e used by Dalkamoni.

Both bombs being of

barometric c o n s t r u c t i o n m d concealed i n a Toshiba Radio which was


t h e r e a f t e r placed i n

'cardboard c a r t o n f o r a r a d i o . '

There i s a l s o some s i g n i f i c a n c e between t h e f a c t t h a t t h e I E D used t o


b r i n g down PA 103 was c a r r i e d i n a hard s h e l l Samsonite s u i t c a s e and
t h e evidence provided by t h e Abassi b r o t h e r s which c l e a r l y s u g g e s t s
t h a t t h e bomb r a d i o recovered from t h e boot of t h e Ford Taunus motor
v e h i c l e on 26th October, 1988, was a l s o being c e r r i e d i n a ' b r o n o r
dark c o l o u r e d s u i t c a s e .

'

This i s denied by t h e BKA although they do

egree

that

e Ss~,bradio

previozsly

ES

described

wes

in

f0ui.d

cardhoard c a r t o n f o r a r a d i o w i t h i n t h e t o o t of t h e v e h i c l e p r e v i o ~ s l y
referred to.

However t o d a t e p h o t o g r a p h s showing t h e conter.ts of

t h e boot of t h e c a r when i t was f i r s t opened by t h e BiCh and which


would s u p p o r t t h e i r d e n i a l , have n o t been made a v a i l a b l e t o t h e S10 a t
Lockerbie.

During t h e

interviews

of

Dalkamoni

afrer

his

arrest

he

Lockerbie on a number of o c c a s i o n s w i t h o u t prompting.

mentions

He h a s ~ l s o

w r i t t e n about i t on t h e p i e c e s of p a p e r found i n h i s c e l l .

There tre

c l e a r i n d i c a t i o n s t h a t Dalkamoni i s f u l l y aware t h a t one of t h e bosbs


he helped t o c o n s t r u c t i n West Germany d e s t r o y e d P m Am F l i g h t 103
o v e r Lockerbie.

Although Dalkamoni was i n c u s t o d y

i n Gernm,y a t t h e time

bombing of Pan Am F l i g h t 103 he must be c o n s i d e r e d t o be


s u s p e c t f o r t h e c o n s p i r a c y o v e r a p e r i o d of ,ime
1988,

to

commit

terrorist

attacks

by

plzqting

of

-,he

v e r y s7rong

p r i o r t o 26 October
bombs

on

zircref~

belonging t o I s r a e l and America and i n f u r t h e r e n c e of which Pzii Ai


F l i g h t 103 was d e s t r o y e d ove? L o c k e r b i e , S c o t l m d , and 270 people were
killed.

The advanced s t a t e of t h e p r e p a r a t i o n s t o c a r r y o u t such a t t a c k s i s


refiected

in

the

fact

that

number

of

IZDs

(Bomb

Barometric C o n s t r u c t i o n were primed r e a d y f o r imminent u s e .

Radios)

of

It would

be n i a i v i t y i n t h e extreme t o b e l i e v e t h a t t h e a r r e s t of Dalkanoni
would s t o p t h e s e a t t a c k s t a k i n g p l a c e .

The f a n a r i c a l a t t i t u d e of

I!-.

?FL?-SC

x o u l d s u g g e s t That t h e y would

c o n t i n u e t o have t h e s e a t t a c k s c a r r i e d c u t and Dalkamoni had s p e n t s o


much t i m e i n t'ne p l a n n i n g of

rho attacks t h a t serious conslderaticn

must be g i v e n t o t h e p o s s i b i l i t y t 5 a t b e f o r e h i s a r r e s t he m y have
p r o v i d e d o t h e r s w i t h s u f f i c i e n t knowledge m d n o t i v a t i o n t o c a r r y o u t
t h e a t t a c k on Pan Am F l i g h t 103.

I t is knokn t h a t Dalkamoni i s v e r y c l o s e t o AHED

JIBRIL t h e l e a d e r o f

t h e PFLP-GC and i n 1986 Ahmed J i b r i l h e l d a p r e s s c o n f e r e n c e i n Libya


where he s t a t e d "THSRE WILL BE NO
ISRAELI OR US AIRLIhCR.

SAFZTY F02 kr\Y

TRAVELLE2 ON P.N

"

A s Dalkamoni i s a v e r y s t r o n g s u s p e c t f o r t h e d e s t r u c t i o n of Pan Am
F l i g h t 1 0 3 o v e r L o c k e r b i e , S c c t ? e n d , i r i s n e c e s s a r y t o i n t e r v i e w kim

and ask him a number o f q u e s t i o n s .

Submitted by D.S.

P. Ferguson

Research Room 9.

NOTE

The s u s p e c t 3 a l k a m o n i c a n s p e a ~E n g l i s h and H e b r e w fluently m 3 c a n


a l s o w r i t e both languages.

A 1 1 t h e i n t e r v i e w s c o n d u c ~ e dt o d ~ t ew i t h

Dalkamoni have been conducted i n A r a b i c and t r z n s l a t e d i n t o Geroan and


t h e n e v e n t u a l l y from Germvl i n t o E n g l i s h .
l o t is b e i n g l o s t i n t h e t r a n s l a t i o n s .

When Dalkamoni i s r e - i n t e r v i e w e d

There i s r.0 doukt t h a t a

He d o e s n o t s p e a k Gercan.

r e g a r d i n g t h i s r e p o r t i t would make a

l o t more s e n s e t o c o n d u c t t h e i n t e r v i e w i n E n g l i s h by o u r okn e n q u i r y
o f f i c e r s and

zhan have =he

i n t e r v i e w t r a n s l a t e d i n t o German and g i v e n t o t h e B.K.A.

1; nay e v e n

o f f i c e r s i n t h e p r e s e n c e of t h e B.K.A.

be of b e n e f i t t o have one o f o u r own German t r a n s l a t o r s p r e s e n t who


c o u l d t r v l s l e t e t h e i n t e r v i e w t o t h e E.K.A.

as 5t w a s t a k i n g p i a c e .

A s t h i s i n t e r v i e w would be c o n d u c t e d on t h e & r o u n c s t h a z Dalkamoni was

b e i n g t r e a t e d es a s u s p e c t f o r t h e bombing a i d a e s z r u c t i o n of Pm Am
F l i g h t 103 it would be of f a r more b e n e f i t t o
i n t e r v i e w was conciucted i n E n g l i s h by or
then

have

officers

who

wculd

be

OL-

enquiry if

own o f f i c e r s .

witnesses

in

any

=he

We woilld
future

CO-drt

p r o c e e d i n g s and c o u l d s p e a k d i r e c t l y as t o c o n t e n t s o f t h e i n t e r v i e w .

D e t e c t i v e S e r g e a n t P. Ferguson.

Band I11 1.2 Dalkamoni


FILE I11 1.2

DXLKAMONI

L I S T OF P R O D U C T I O N S

Liste der Asservate

APPENDIX ' 3 '

Liste d e r Asservate in Band I11 24.1


LIST OF PRODUCTIOXS LISTED I N FILE 111 24.1

E x h i b i t No.

k'HERE FOUND

DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTION

1 Page of A 4 paper

1 S h e e t of A 4 p a p e r w i t h Arabic
h a n d w r i ~ i n g- l e t t e r from h i s wife.

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Table i n C e l l
Table i n c e l l

1 S h e e t of h4 p a p e r w i t h Arabic
h a n d w r i t i n g - l e z t e r t o wife

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e cf paper

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e of paper

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e cf pzper

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e of p a p e r

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e of paper

Table i n c e l l

1 p i e c e of p a p e r

Table i n c e l l

Diary
T h i s i t e m h z s been r e t u r n e d

Chest of drawers
in cell

1 p l a s t i c AS box T i l e w i t h h a n d w r i t t e n
paper.

Cupboerd i n c e l l

P i e c e of p 2 p c i n Arabic

Cupboard i n ceil

P i e c e of paper i n Z n g l i s h / l i s t of expenses.

Cupboard i n c e l l

P i e c e of paper i n A r a b i c / l i s t of expenses.

Cupbozrd i n c e l l

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APPEhqIX ' D '

BOVBING OF PA 103
INTERVIEW OF RAMZI DIAB AS SUSPECT

etc
I n f o r m a t i o n on ~ack~round/~ssociates/~ctivities

The known background

d e t a i l s o f R A K Z I DIAB, born 24.9.59,

a t Akko,

I s r a e l , a r e very s c a n t indeed.

H i s parents are Israeli-Arabs

who l i v e

in

P.kko

in

Northern

Israel

between t h e town of iiAiFA end t h e S o u t h Lebznon b o r d e r .

The town o f Akko i s i n t h e GXLILEE Region a p p r o x i m r t e l y 4 0 m i l e s w e s t


c9 t h e G o l m H e i g h t s wnich c v e r l o o k

S y r i a and

Is a ~ p r o x i m a t e i y iO

m i i e s s o u t h o f t h e Lebanese b c r a e r .

Ee i s p r o b a b l y E i - l i n g u z i i n Rebrew u l d A r a b i c .

He was one of

t h e 1150 P a l e s t i n i a n p r i s o n e r s r e l e a s e d by I s r a e l i n

exchznge f o r 3 I s r a e l i s o l d i e r s s e i z e d by t h e PPLP GC i n B e r u i t i n
The exchvlge

1982.

took p l a c e

i n May 1965 and

was pwpor~edly

o r g z n i s e d by Dalkamoni.

The f i r s t t i m e he i s mentioned i n t h e l a t e s t s c e n a r i o i s S e p t e m b e r .
1987 when Diab i s i n c o n t a c t w i t h DALKAMONI whom he knows as ABDALLA.3
o r kBU ABDALL%.
told

him

Dalkamoni

to

Dalkamoni c o n t a c t e d M a r t i n Kaaorah by t e l e p h o n e and

arrange

accommodation

for

this

"student

friend"

of

t,G;orah

picks

Rar.zi

a i a j c?

frcn

Frer,kfurt

nsilway

Staticn

z?d

p r o v i d e s a room i n h i s o m f i a t f o r a week o r s o u n t i l P.e e r r ~ n g e da


room i n a h o s t e l i n Frankfurt.

During x h i s s t a y and cn sabsequent

v i s i t s G a b r i e l l e Kadorah s t a t e s t h a t DiL.3

saw t h e

two p i s t o l s

she

a l l e g e s h e r husband kept i n t h e f l a t .

Whilst r e g i s t e r i n g D I A B a t t h e Hostel Kadorah n o t i c e d dhat DIW h e l d


an I s r a e l i p a s s p o r t .

Martin Kadorah was shown photographs i n December 1988 and i d e n t i f i e d


No. 1 2 a s RAMZI D1h.B.

On 1 6 t h October, 1987 he e n r o l l e d a t n i g h t school t o l e a r n Gernan.


He p a i d 119 DM b u t dici n o t a t t e n d i c l a s s of t h e 2 4 c l a s s e s he had

-.

paid f o r .
night

He d i d however make t h e acquzintzrlce of Germm rLoch a

school

foreign

studenz

i n t e r m i t t e n t l y u n t i l C.?ri:

&E.

teacher

contact

he

mzirizained

?*:artin Radorah found e ~ p l o y m e n r f o r

Iiamzi Diab with h i s b r o t h e r JO3ANIES KiJ)07JRC5 ( a "previous" member o f


t h e P.F.L.P.

Diab worked fcr Jonvlnes Kaciorah f o r about 3 o r

G.C. ) .

4 weeks i n January of

1988.

The work was

continued t o s t a y z t t h e H o s t e l new
station.

i n the

znZ Diab

t h e kCiSSZR STEIN unaerprouiid

During t h i s p e r i o d Martin Kaaorah

o c c a s i o n s i n Frankfurt.

=ee

saw Diab on s e v e r a l

This was j u s t p r i o r t o t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n t h e y

had when D I D t o l d Martin Kadorah t h a t he

(GIAB) was l e a v i n g f o r

Greece.

D I A B t h e n drops o u t of

t h e s c e n e u n t i l 7 t h October, 1988, wnen he

phones German Koch up a t zbout 9 p .m.


stay i n his flat.

and a s k s him i f he (Dizb) c m

Koch, t h i n k i n g it only f o r a few days a g r e e s m d

Diab moves i n t o a basement room a t 4 Q'ERSTRESSE 6000 FRANKFUXT.

Diab hzd t r a v e l l e d by t r a i n t h r o c g h I T A L Y .

I n October he i s a l s o

s e e n by G a b r i e l l e Kadorah's r . s t h e r tE3TRUDB KOCB "oiitsiOe t e r f r o n t


door" ( F r z u Koch ' S p r e s u n a b l y )

He s a y s i n h i s s t a t e m e n t of 27.10.68

i n r e p l y t o a s t a t e n e n t by t h e

i n t e r r o g a t i n g o f f i c e r t h a t he had n e t a man about a week and a h a l f


ago (15.10.88 o r t h e r e a f t e r ) a t a Hamburger S t a n d .

He s t a t e s t h a t he had n e v e r met him b e f o r e b u t gave him t h e phone


number a t t h e a d d r e s s i n 4 Q u e r s t r a s s e , s t a t i n g t h a t t h i s nan

who

c a l l e d himself Ai3DALLIIH o r AB'J ABDkLLESi (Dalkamoni) d e a l t with motor


c a r s and had asked him

(Dieb) ' i f

he

could be

"useful"

to

him

in

Germany.

He a l s o d e n i e d knowing t h e second p e r s o n i n pnotogrz>hs i m d 3 ( b o t h


of which show KhDOREtY)

On 26th O c t o b e r , 1988, c z i n g t n e s e a r c h e s of

r h e v a r i o u s houses a

stamp endorsed with E Hebrew c h a r a c ~ e rwas foilnd

iri

ShT9WZG 28,

the

f l a t r e n t e d by Ghadanfar.
This stamp wonld produce t h e name JbQUSr CEADUSE.

I n t h e eu'ly sternoon
4 Querstrasse

o f 26th O c t o b e r , 1988, t h e se-ch

commenced a t

During t h e s e a r c h D I A B a r r i v e d a t 1330, he i d e n t i f i e d himself u s i n g


h i s ISRAELI p a s s p o r t No.

2646704 i s s u e d 3.10.84

When t h i s p a s s p o r t was examined & t e r

i n WKO, I s r a e l .

Diab ' S r e l e a s e on 27.10.88

it

was found t o c o n t a i n a stamp w i t h t h e same mark/name a s t h a t found i n


Sandweg 28.

The p a s s p o r t K O .

26L6704 h a s s i n c e h e n fouzd t o kzve been i s s u e d i n

1985 and h a s been r e ? c r t e d "LOST I N SPAIN."

On 28th O c t o b e r , 1968, DIkB l e f t t h e FFiG and h a s n o t been

traced

since.

He t o l d Roch he was going t o Vienna.

He

did

i n f a c t phone Kocn on 11.11.88

and t o l d him t h a t h e

was

r e t u r n i n g t o ISREL and t h a t he d i d n o t want t o go back t o F.R.G.

I n t h e "middle" of November, t h e wife of Mojdi Goben s a y s t h a t DlAB


a r r i v e d unannounced i n KRUS't\l:E.C,

( Y u g o s l a v i a ) he had booked i n t o t h e

H o t e l Mcrava i n C1CZVL.C ( 2 3 Kins from Krusewsc).

A meeting t h e n took ~ i a c ei n ClCEVkC between DIL-5, tY.R'.TiK Kadorah u l d

M3BDI GOBEN.

Foliowing which Goben i e f t t n e c o c r ~ x r y to r e t u r n t o

S y r i a , D I A B prcbably e i d l i k e u i s ~( t o I s r a e l ? ) z?d Kacorah r e t u r n e d . t o


Gernzny t o be a r r e s t e e .

ANALYSIS

Ranzi Diab i s an e x t r e n e l y shadowy c h a r a c t e r .

He g i v e s t h e outward a p p e a r a c e of being a young can who wants nothing


more thzn t o l i v e and work i n t h e F.R.G.

H i s Arab-Israeli

background g i v e s him an zdded

compatriots i n t h e P.F.L.P.

G.C.

advantage over h i s

i n t h e t he speaks both Hebrew and

Arabic and o f paramount importance he is t h e h o l d e r


p a s s p o r t , a l b e i t a forged one.

of

ul

Israeli

H i s appearance is such t h a t t o anyone

o u t s i d e h i s oun immediate hone a r e a he could e e s i l y p a s s f o r a your~g


Israeli traveller.

This would g i v e him e a s i e r a c c e s s t o

hericm

a s weli

as Israeli

t r v l s p o r t w i t h o u t arousing much s u s p i c i o n .

I t i s p e r n z p s no a c c i a e ~ ; t h a t he o ~ l yappeers back i n FRG when t h e


boncs p r e p e r e d
barget s

by Khreesst e r e r e a d y f o r

trz~sportetion

TO

their

The outcome of h i s meeting with GOBZN and Kadoratl i n Yugoslavia i s

a l s o of some s i g n i f i c v l c e i n t h z t he c a l l s them t o t h e meeting i n t h e


town 23 k i i o m e t e r s away from where t h e y z r e u l d immediately e f t e r w a r d s
Goben f l i e s t h e coop.

S h o r t l y t h e r e z f t e r t h e Yugoslav

f i n d a cache of e x p l o s i v e s e t c .

authorities

It is apparent t h a t whatever D I A B

discussed d i d n o t l e a v e Goben any room f o r mz.noeuvre.

This may p l a c e D I A B i n

higher p l a c e i n t h e PFLP GC s t r u c t u r e t h a n

h i s a p p a r e n t youth would l e a d t o b e l i e v e .

I t is a l s o s i g n i f i c z ~ tt h a t f o l l o w i r , g t;?e r r e e t i n g , Kadorah xko seer.ed


I

arrest.

i~ n ~ YI uI g o s l a v i a s h o u l d

decide t o

fie xay have " h e l d z h e for;"

return

to

FRG

to

iminent

f o r t h e PFLP GC l o n g enough t o

a l l o w t h o s e r e l e a s e d and s t i l l a t l a r g e t o d i s t a n c e t h e m s e l v e s from
t h e a u t h o r i t i e s of t h e p a r t i c u l a r c o u n t r i e s .

On Ranzi D i a b ' s i n t e r r o g a t i o n he d e n i e s knowing anyone b e l o n g i n g t o


t h e PFLP GC and y e t when c o n f r o n t e d w i t h o b v i o u s s u r v e i l l a n c e r e s u l t s
he i n v e n t s t h e cock and b u l l s t o r y a b o u t a s t r a n g e man s p e a k i n g t o him

b e c a u s e he i s an Arab and g i v i n g t h i s man h i s t e l e p h o n e number.

This

i s t h e mm p r e v i o u s l y r e f e r r e d t o who c a l l e d h i m s e l f Abdallah o r Abu


Abdallah (Dalkamoni). I n c i d e n t a l l y t h i s is almost t h e i d e n t i c a l s t o r y
t h a t "FUAD IBRAHLG" used when d e s c r i b i n g h i s m e e t i n g a t a t e l e ~ h o n e
k i o s k w i t h Dslkamoni .

The s t o l e n I s r a e l i p e s s p o r t w i t h t h e stm? o f a s i m i i a r n a t u r e t o t h a t
focnd i n SAhDkrEC- 28 and l i n k s D i a b w i t i t h e seconC s e n i o r member o f
t h e team Ghaaayf a r .

CONCLUSION

There is l i t t l e d o u j t t h a t D1L.B is a m ~ n b e r o f t h e P.F.L.P.


t h e e v i d e n c e is l o o k e d i n t o .

There i s e v e r y

a t t a c h e d t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing of t h e P.F.L.P.

chance

when

G.C.

that

he

is

and was i n FRG t o

G.C.

f i n a l i s e a r r z n g e n e c t s f o r t h e p l a c e m e n t of bombs m a n u f a c t u r e d u n d e r
Dalkamoni

'S

p i d e l '~ n e s .

Having

been

released

from

custody

he

immediately l e a v e s t h e c o u n t r y and i s n e x t s e e n i n Y u g o s l a v i a s p e a k i n g
t o t h e k e e p e r o f t h e Semtex s t o r e , MobCi Goben, and t o t h e c o u r i e r of
t h e g r o u p K a r t i n Kadorah.

I n a l l t h e circumstances it is n o t inconceivable

t h a t Kaaorah had

taken a prepared device t o Yugoslavia a s , according t o h i s w i f e ,


had been u s e d t o "cake t h i n g s t o and from t h e

f l a t near

the

he

zoo"

(SAh9WEG 2 8 ) , and t h a t t h i s d e v i c e was p a s s e d on t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing

i n t h e p e r s o n of R ~ z z iDiaS.

Ramzi

Diab

hzs

cropped

out

of

sight

but

feel

it

would

be

a d v a i t a g e o u s t o t h e e n q u i r y t o have kin i n t e r v i e w e d a s a s u s p e c t f o r
t h e Pan Am 103 b o m b k g i f 2nd when he i s e v e r t r a c e d .

S u b m i t t e d by John C r a b f o r d
R e s e a r c h Room 9

APPENDIX ' E

'

BOVAINS PA 1 0 3

SUBJECT:

INTERVIEW OF ABDEL FATTAH GHADANFAR AS SUSPECT

I n f o r m a t i o n on Background/Associates/Activities e t c
Ghadanfer wes born i n I r b i d , J o r d a n , on 1 4 t h December. 1941.

fie c m '

speak E n g l i s h and S p a n i s h b u t s p e a k s h i s n a t i v e language Arabic b e s t .

He zdmits t o being a member of t h e PFLP-GC f o r t h e p e s t 7 y e a r s b u t


according t o Dalkamoni h e has o n l y been i n t h e PFLP-GC f o r 1 y e a r .
Ghadanfar p r e s e n t l y h o l c s a p o s i t i o n i n t h e f i n a n c e department of t h e
orgvlisation

working

from

an

office

at

Sabahrat,

Ain

Elkerash,

Damascus.

Ee c l a s s i f i e s h i m s e l f 2s an empioyee of t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n and r e c e i v e s
a s m a l l monthly s a l a r y i n person a t t h e o f f i c e i n Dainzscus.

G h a a z ~ f a rs t a t e s he h a s known Dzlkamoni f o r 5 y e a r s arld t h a t h e h o l d s


a senio? p o s i t i o n

within the

orgznisation

and

is

on

the

Cen-crzl

Comrittee.

Ghaavlfar c l a i m s he w 2 s i n t h e F e d e r a l Republic o f Germmy on o r d e r s


of t h e PFLP-GC.

On h i s a r r e s t on 2 6 t h October,

1988,

several

forged

and

i d e n t i t y documents were s e i z e d b e a r i n g a photograph of him.

altered

He

s t a t e s t h e s e documents were g i v e n t o him by t h e "aocunent" departmenr


of t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n .

One of t h e documents, a B r i t i s h P a s s p o r t i n t h e

name of John B a r t l e , was given t o him i n Belgrade i n t h e middle of


October, 1988, by Mobdi Goben.

Ghadanfar s t a t e s Dalkamoni was a l s o

presfzt

in

Eelgrade

at

this

tire.

Eis

~xplanation for

O~CI

p o s s e s s i o n c f so many f a l s e i d e n t i t y d o c u ~ e n t si s t k z t i t i s e a s i e r r o
move around.

Ghadanfar h a s t r a v e l l e d r e g u l e r l y t o and f r o n S p a i n .

In pzrticular,

on 19 O c t o b e r , 1988, he t r a v e l l e d by bus from E a r c e l o n a t o F r a n k f u r t


u s i n g t h e name John B a r t l e , a r r i v i n g i n F r a n k f u r t a t

approximately

1400 hours on 20 October.

During h i s i n t e r v i e w of 26 October. 1988, he s t a t e d t h a t t h r e e days


p r i o r t o t h e d a t e of , t h e i n t e r v i e w ( 2 3 October 1866) he had t r a v e l l e d
t o F r a n k f u r t v i a Madrid.

b p i e c e of p a p e r with Arabic r i t i n g on it

was found c u r i n g t h e s e e r c h of t h e Sandweg f l a t .

:1

c o n t ~ i n e dwhat

appeared t o be a l i s t of expenses i n c l u d i n g t h e f o l l o w i n g :

F l i g h t f r o c Buaapest

TO

Madrid

One days s t a y i n Nadrid


Madrid t o Earcelona
Barcelona t o Kzdrid
Madrid t o Frankfur;
(There a r e no d a t e s s p e c i f i e d ;

There i s i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t t h e PFLP GC had e l r e a d y p l a r n e d an o p e r a t i o n


which involved someone c a r r y i n g a bomb r a d i o and b o a r d i n g a f l i g h t
from Kadric t o Tel Aviv w i t h a s t o p o v e r a t Earcelona.

Tie C o u r i e r

would d i s e n b a r k a t Barcelona b u t n o t b e f o r e arming t h e r a d i o which


would t h e n be i e f t on t h e f l i g h t d e s t i n e d f o r I s r a e l .

Accorcl7.g

t h e FFLP-GC have

'alkanoni

TO

rAo bank

accounts

in

t?-.e

T h i s s e e r s t o be c o n t r a d i c t e d >y t h e

Federa? Republlc of Germany.

f a c t t h a t Ghatanfar i n 1087 and 1968 opened E z l k Accounts i n f a l s e


names.

S t a d t s p a r k a s s e Bank, Hasengasse. 6303 F r a n k f u r t an l k i n .


This was opened on 2nd Karch 1967 i n t h e name o f Laconio
Girnferrer.
Deutsche Eank,

Sandweg, 21,

6000 F r a n k f u r t

am Kain.

This a c c o u n t was opened on 29th August, 1988 i n t h e name


of F r a n c i s c o Coma.

On 7 t h August, 1987, 8 , 9 8 0 D.E.

was p e i d i n t o t h e S t a d t s p a r k a s s e Bank

Accourir from t h e Account o f Mobdi Goben i n Y u g o s l a v i ~ .

On 21s;

S e p t e c b e r , 1 9 8 8 , 7 , 4 1 7 G.E.

Accoun:

from tine Account o f I i a b i l Makhzoumi , ( i d e n t i t y unknown) a s o

called frienl.

Both t h e s e payments a r e e x s l a i n e d away by G h a c u l f e r

It z g p e z r s KobEi Goben is zn a c t i v e member o f t h e

a s "gif-,s."
PTiF-GC

was p s i 5 i z t o t h e Deutsche Bvlk

Numerous o t h e r t r z . . s a c t i o n s , p a y n e n ~ s of b i l l s f o r r e n t ,

e l e c t r i c i t y , e t c . , g i v e t h e i n p r e s s i o n t h e s e accounTs were opened f o r


t h e c o n v e n i e n t u s e o f t h e PFLF-GC.

the

fiat

Ghaaarifar

rented

December,

1987, on t h e

at

Sandweg 2 8 ,

d i r e c t o r d e r s of

o c c a s i o n he used t h e name F r a n c i s c o Coma.

6000 F r a n k f u r t

Dzlkamoni.

on

1st

On t n i s

He v i s i t e d . F r v l k f u r t

e v e r y two montns t o d e a l w i t h m a t t e r s r e l a t i n g t o t h e f l a t and on most


o c c a s i o n s met up w i t h Dalkamoni

When i n t e r v i e w e d cn 20th October, 1068, he denied rer,rir.g m y c ~ h e r


..
Again t h i s is c o n t r a c ~ c t e d

f l a t s i n t h e F e d e ~ a lRepubiic of Gercany.

by t h e f a c t t h a t he r e n t e d a f l a t a t D r e i e_ w
_ _ r .a s s e 1 0 , 6333 F r a ~ k f c r t
.-P*-__-

am EaLn, on 1 9 t h February, 1987, u s i n g t h e nsne ;ntonio C i x f e r r e r .

1st October, 1987, t h e r e n t a l of t h e


Ibrahin.
he

On

over by Fued

f l a t was taken

Ghadanfar admits t o knowing Ibrahim q u i t e well b u t d e n i e s

i s a member of

the

PFLP-GC.

Ibrahim

describes

how

z ~ d

k.e

Ghadanfar become f r i e n d l y and how he a s s i s t e d him t o f i n d t h e f l a t ~t


D r e i e i c h s t r a s s e 1 0 and open t h e a c c o u n t a t t h e S t a d s p a r k a s s e B2qk.
He v i s i t e d Ghadanfar r e g u l a r l y and t h e y went o u t t o g e t h e r o f t e n .

On 26th October.
Sandweg 28.

1988, Ghadanfar

was

He was t h e o n l y person

a r r e s t e d within

the Flat

at

i n t h e f l a t a t t h e time.

Although he d e n i e s e x t e n s i v e knowledge about t h e weapons found i n t h e


f i s t he i s a b l e t o show o f f i c e r s of t h e BKk. h i d i n g p l a c e s w i t h i n t h e
f l a t where t h e weapons were s t o r e c .

..
He s t a t e s Dalkanoni g i v e s zne

o r a e r s on when and where t h e weapons/expiosives w i l l be usec.


of i n t e r e s t found i n t i e f l e t were a s o i d e r i n g i r o n , e l e c t r i c e :

Ire-S
ceble,

v a r i o u s t y p e s of p l a s ~ i ca d h e s i v e Tapes end s e v e r a l b e z t e r i e s .
Xlso found were 13 f l i g h r s c h e d u l e s f o r v a r i o u s I n z e r n a t i o n z l X i r l i 3 e s
( e x c l u d i n g any American A i r l i n e 1.

Xlso a r i n g

h i s i n t e r v i e w of 26 October he a a m i t s t o knowing h'k-tin


"

Kaddorah from a meeting o r meetings i n Damascus.

He d e n i e s Kadaorz!!

i s a member o f t h e PFLP-GC and t h e l a s t time he saw Kadaorah was about


a y e a r p r i o r t o t h i s i n t e r v i e w a t F r a n k f u r t Zoo.

Dalkamoni had

brought Kadaorah a i o n g t o t h e meeting between Dalkamoni and. G h a d z f a r


t h e purpose of which was t o g i v e Ghadanfar 4,000 D .M.
f l a t a t Sandweg 28 and h i s expenses.

t o pay f o r t h e

71
G:a,'-I , ~ n f r r d e n i e s any a c r i v e p a r t i n any S o z k i n g s ar.d

Tries

t o put

hirnszlf a c r o s s p x r e l y a s a f i n a n c i a l a d m i n i s t r a t o r .

Between 1 4 t h and 1 7 t h X'agust,

1967, Ghadanfar stayed. i n t h e Dorinz


"
S

T h i s was o n l y t w weeks
~
prior to

H o t e l , - K a-s s e l , n e a r t o Hedenunden.
C___*--

t h e t r a i n b o n b i n g i n Hedemunden.

,=c~

D u r i n g h i s s t a y a t t h i s h o t e l he

h i r e d a VW Golf c a r . This s t a y a p p e a r s more t h m c o i n c i d e n t a l b e a r i n g


i n ~ i n dh i s d e s c r i p t i o n of h i s own d u t i e s w i t h t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n .

On 2 0 t h O c t o b e r ,

1988, Dalkamoni had a t e l e p h o n e

conversation

with

Khreesat, t h e conversation c o n s i s t e d of t a l k of o b t a i n i n g " t h r e e black


b-a"~..--

'

c o n t a i n e r s ( b o x e s ) with l i d s " ,

"gloves,

and a " p a s t e "

which 'Mamoud
_-lr

(Ghedanfar) would hand o v e r i n t h e e v e n i n g .

Dalkanoni was t o b r i n g

z t l e a s t "7 w h i t e p o i n t e d a l u m i n i u n b u t t o n s " of which a t l e a s t 4 were


t o be " e l e c t r i c a l " .

D u r i n g h i s i n t e r v i e w of I 5 t h November. 19EE, Ghacenfe? s z z t e d t h ~ : o f


t h e p e c ~ l ea r r e s t e d he o n l y knew Dzlkamofii and k a s h z z Abassi and n o t
Kireesat

A s p r e v i o u s l y s t a t e d ~ h z d & f a r c i a i m s t o have n o t h i n g t o do w i t h t h e
T h i s i s backed up t o a

t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s of t h e o r g u l i s a t i o n .

c e r t a i n e x t e n t by Dalkamoni who d e s c r i b e s him 2s " i n f e r i o r t o him" and


" p l z i n e l e m e n t " who o n l y a c t s on h i s o r d e r s .
c o n v i n c i n g when you t a k e

But t h i s i s f a r from

i n t o a c c o u n t h i s r e g u l a r movements

about

Europe and e l s e w h e r e and h i s d u b i o u s a s s o c i a t i o n s w i t h PFLP-GC Members


and s u s p e c t members

combined

with

s t a ~ e m e n t smade d u r i n g h i s i n t e r v i e w s .

the

obvious

discrepancies

from

It

is

wcrchy o f

also

possessicn

of

P.F.L.P.-G.C.
order

to

note

information

zt.,at
from

Gerran

autk.orities

a unidentified

source

are
:hat

in
t?.e

i n t h e Lebanon zpproeched I r a n i a n H i z b u l l a h e l e z e n t s i n
propcse

j o i ~ tactivities

against

American

i n s t a l l a t i o n s i n t h e F e d e r a l R e p u b l i c of Germany.
t h e planning

and

members

the

of

preparation

for

P.F.L.P.-G.C..

citizens

azd

P a r t i c i ~ a t i z gi n

these

attacks

were

Ahnad
-.."-- -

Jibril

(Leader

am2r.g
of

other
the

O r g a n i s a t i o n ) , ijalkamoni and N a b i l
knows Ghadanf ar)

( a name by which M a r t i n Kaaaorah

T a l k s on t h e s e p l a n s were t o t a k e p l a c e a t a

meeting i n Switzerland i n J u l y ,

1988.

T h e r e i s no i n f o r k a t i o n t o

hand a t p r e s e n t t o s u g g e s t Ghadanfar was i n S w i t z e r l a n d d u r i n g t h i s


time.

ANALYSIS :

Ghadanfar on h i s own admission is a PFLP-GC nenber ~ n dx a s

s e n t t o t h e Federal Republic of Germany on t h e o r d e r s of


t h e PFLP-GC.
is a close

Ghadanfar

associate

~ a l k a k o n i who

of

menber of t h e C e n t r a l Committee of t h e PFLP-GC

is

27d who

g i v e s o r d e r s t o t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n members i n t h e F e d e r a l
Republic of Germany.
Ghadanfar a s s o c i a t e s with o t h e r suspected DFLP-GC nenbers
Fuad Ibrahim,

Martin Kadorah,

Hasnam Abassi,

and Kobdi

Goben.
Ghadanfar r e n t e d t h e f l e z a t Sandweg 28, 6000 F r m k f u ~ to n
t h e d i r e c t o r a e r s of D~lkamoni and i n turr: t h e 31s:

was

used a s a PFLP-GC A r m s Cache.


5

Gnadanfar

rented

&?other

zt

flax

1 0~ ,

F r m k f u r t and on completion of h i s r e n z a l p e r i o e i~ was


taken o v e r by Fuad Ibrahim.
October,

he

denied

During h i s inter vie^ of 25

renting

my

flats

in

the

Tederel

Republic o f Germvly e x c e p t Sandweg 28.


6)

In

the

fiat

he

rented

at

Sandweg

28

there

were

13

i n t e r n a t i o n a l F l i g h t Schedules found.
7

On

7th

August,

1987,

8980

DM

was

pzid

inxo

the

S t r a d t s p a r k a s s e Bank Account of Ghadanfar , 24 days p r i o r


t o t h e a t t a c k on t h e US K i l i t a r y t r a i n a t neaenunaen.
8)

On 21 September 1988, 7417 DM was p a i d i n z o t h e Ijuetsche

Bank Account o f Ghadanfar,


operation.

6 weeks

before t h e

October

With r e f e r e n c e t o t h e i n f c r n a t c c n c2 a ~ l z - , r e d r 2 S i o bor.5
attack

on

a flight

f r o 3 Kadrid

to

Tel

i n d i c a t e d t h a t t h e c o u r i e r would dise;;.t,ark

bviv

it

zt

w2s

Barcelona

b u t n o t b e f o r e a r n i n g t h e r a d i o w h i c h x ~ u l dt h e n be l e f t
on t h e

flight

destined f o r Israel.

Bearing

i n mind

G h a d a n f a r ' s r e c e n t t r i p s between Kadrid and B a r c e l o n a and


t h e f a c t t h e P.F.L.P.-GC

had s e v e r a l I.E.D.'s

ready f o r

u s e s e r i o u s c o n s i d e r a t i o n must be g i v e n t o t h e p o s s i b i l i t y
o f Ghadanfar b e i n g used a s t h e c o u r i e r .

CONCLUSION:

Although Gkadanfar was i n c u s t o d y e t t h e t i m e of t h e b o n b i r g o f T l i g h t


PA103 s e r i o u s c o n s i d e r a t i o n n u s t be g i v e n
during the
provided

period

Goben,

pre-26th
Haschem

Octcber,
Abassi

to the possibility

1968,

and/or

both

he

Ibrahim

and

with

that

Dalkanoni
sufficient

knowledge z ~ d / o r equipment t o a l l o w them t o c a r r y o u t t h e a t t a c k on


PA103 o r by t h e i r d i r e c t i o n / i n f l u e n c e ,
p l a c i n g o f t h e I.E.D.

persuade another t o e f f e c t t h e

on board P.k.103.

It i s of c o u r s e n o t beyond t h e r e a l m s of p o s s i b i l i t y a l s o t h a t d u r i n g
h i s i n c a r c e r a t i o n Ghadanfar h a s been a b l e t o convey h i s t h o u g h t s a d
intentions t o the

three

aforementioned

suspects

either

through

p r i s o n v i s i t o r o r by o t h e r means.

c l e a r i n d i c a t i o n s t h a t Ghadanfar i s p a r t

To d a t e tinere a r e

of

PFLF-GC c e l l i n FRG s e n t t h e r e t o ? r e p a r e and commit e x p l o s i v e a t t a c k s


ageinst aircrzrt
reflected

in

the

The advanced
fact

that

staze

a number

of

of

these

preparations

is

I E D 1 s (bomb r a d i o s )

of

b a r o m e t r i c c o n s t r u c t i o n were primed r e a d y f o r i m n i n e n t u s e .

The

events

however

of

October,

1988,

undoubtedly

effected

the

immediacy of t h e i n t e n d e d a t t a c k s on a i r c r a f t b u t i t would be n i a i v i t y
i n t h e extreme t o b e l i e v e t h a t t h e a c t i v i t i e s o f t h e BKA a n d S t a t e
P o l i c e i n West Germany a l t e r e d i n arly way the d e d i c a t e d i n t e n t i o n of
t h e PFLF-GC.

It may have caused a d e l a y t o t h e i r p l a n n e d o b j e c t i v e

b u t t h e f a n a t i c a l a t t i t u a e s of t n i s T e r r o r i s t Group most c e r t a i n l y
does n o t s u g g e s t t h e y would zbanaon c o m p l e t e l y zrly p l a n n e d a t t a c k .

Submitred by D.C.

K e i t h Earrower

Research Room 9 .

7 (;
APPZhTIIX ' F '

BOmING OF P A 1 0 3

RE-INTERVIEW OF ALLAADIN ABDEL HALIM

I n f o r m a t i o n o f ~ack~round/~ssociates/~ctivities
etc

ABDEL H A L I K was born on 1st Gay 1968 i n Kuwait.

On 6 t h October, 1986, he t r a v e l l e d t o Germany and was met a t F r a n k f u r t


A i r p o r t by Jams Rasan (no f u r t h e r d e t a i l s s o l i c i t e d ) .

Between October, 1886 and May 1987, he s t u d i e d German a t t h e Goethe


I n s t i t u t e , Karnau , Eaverie.

i-ie t h e n s e t 2nd f z i l e d m e n t r a n c e exam f o r B e r l i n U r i v e r s i t y

and

---?ruken
Lt h e r e a f t e r approached a f r i e n c , I k n t h e r from Kuweit, i n SGG,

(no

f u r t h e r d e t a f i s s o l i c i x e d ) who suggested t h z z he

TTJ'

f o r Er-mkfcrr o r

Munich U n i v e r s i t i e s .

i n August 1987 he passed an e n t r w c e exam f o r F r z n k f u - t U n i v e r s i t y z r d


t o o k up r e s i d e n c e i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y C l i n i c f o r a month p r i o r t o moving
t o a s t u d e n t s h o s ~ e li n Ginnheimer. L a n d s t r e s s e .

i n J u l y , 1988, he r e t u r n e d t o Kuwait

for his

holidays

on h i s

r e t u r n on 22nd September 1988 he moved t o 43 E l e k t r o n e n s t r e s s e .

I n 1987 he met Faud Ibrahim, who was s t u d y i n g b u s i n e s s a a n i ~ i s t r a t i o n ,


a t a Mosque i n Frankfurt.

19E3, 5;th

A t t h e er,d o f S e p t e ; r . k r c r tk.e S e g i r , n i n g of 6ctct;er.


I b r a h i m a s s i s t e d a f r i e n d , b!oanketh,

he z ~ d

(no further d e t a i l s s o l i c i t e d ) t o

move h i s accommodation (from where t o where n o t a s k e d ) .

About 1 2 t h o r 1 3 t h O c t o b e r , 1988, I b r a h i m t e l e p h o n e d XSdel H a l i m and


a s k e d him t o go and s e e him a t t h e S a u e r h a u s S t u d e n t s kiostel.

On

a t t e n d i n g t h e r e Abdel Halim found t h a t a n o t h e r s t u d e n t was p r e s e n t i n


t h e room w i t h I b r a h i m .

(The r e a s o n f o r t h e v i s i t and t h e name o f t h e

o t h e r s t u d e n t were n o t a s k e d ) .

While

there

Ibrahim r e c e i v e d

t e l e p h o n e c a l l a s k i n g i f he c o u l d e r r a n g e a f l a t f o r a c o u p l e
t h r e e o r f o u r days.

for

He a s k e d Abdel Halim i f he k?ew of aiiybody who

had a f l a t and asked him i f he wes p r e p a r e d t o g i v e h i s f l e t f o r s u c h

a period.

Abdel Halim d e c l i n e d a t t h a t s t a g e .

( I t h a s been e s t a b l i s h e d t h a t I b r a h i m was d i r e c t e d by Dalkamoni t o


o b t a i n a f l a t o r room f o r a c o u p l e ) .

The f o l l o w i n g day I b r a h i m met him i n a r e s t a u r a n t and a s k e d him i f he


would g i v e up h i s f l a t .

He a g a i n d e c l i n e d t o do s o .

On Monday 1 7 t h O c t o b e r . 1 9 8 8 , he met I b r a h i m i n theSLibrz.?y z t t h e


U n i v e r s i t y when he a g a i n a s k e d a b o u t t h e f l a t .

H a l i m t o l d him t h a t he would g i v e them t h e f l a t .


t h e f a m i l y would g e t i n t o u c h w i t h him.

A t t h a t s t a g e Abdel
Ibrahim s t a t e d t h a t

A t 0830 on Wednesday 1 9 t h

O c t o b e r . 1 9 8 8 , a man ( i d e n t i ~ yn o t s o l i c i t e d ) phoned kbdel H a l i m and


t o l d him t h a t t h e f a r i l y woulci c o n t a c t him a t 1900 on the:

date.

Abdel Z a l i n d e l i b e r a t e l y s t a y e d away from home t h a t e v e n i n g t o a v o i d


t h e family c o n t a c t .

On SaturCzy 22-:,-..d O c t o b e r ,

1568, Xhdel

E a l i z ~ g a zi e~r I5rakic. xko

a s k e d i f t h e f a m i l y had g o t t h e f l a t arid he uzs t o l d t h z t f h e y had n o t


a s t h e y hzd n o t been i n c o n t a c t .

On 2 7 t h O c t o b e r , 1 9 8 6 , Ibrahim znd Abael Ezlim n e t i n t h e u n i v e r s i t y


l i b r a r y and d i s c u s s e d t h e i r f l a t s b e i n g s e a r c h e d by t h e

Police.

Abdel Halim d i d n o t seem t o know why h i s f l a t was s e a r c h e d and h e


contacted M r .

J a c o b s a t t h e C I D and a s k e d f o r an e x p l a n a t i o n .

Kr

J a c o b s i n v i t e d him t o a t t e n d a t a P o l i c e S t a t i o n which he d i d a l o n g
w i t h Ibrahirn.

I n h i s s u b s e q u e n t s t a t e m e n t Abdel K a l i n r e f e r s t o g o i n g t o F r a n k f u r t
A i r p o r t i n September,
0

1 9 6 6 , t o c o l l e c ~KHL.LED,

friend of

It',hRFL.N

Khaled i s t h o u g h t t o s t u d y pharmacy i n Bonn v l c i Mosameh i s

s t u d y i n g com?uter s c i e n c e i n F r z ~ k f u r t ( A p a r t from t h a t n o t h i n g e l s e

is known a b o u t t h e m ) .

I n November. 1 9 8 6 , Abdel H e l i m a r i m i ~ s g o i n g t o Fr.mkfurt


-watch tine p l z n e s and t h i n k of t h e n e x t j o u r n e y home.'

Airport

'TO

a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h Ibrahim.

Given t h a t a s s o c i a t i o n he
i d e n t i t y o f J a n a Hasan,
Ibrahim'

must

Kunther,

be

re-interviewed

Mounketh,

the

to

establish the

s t u a e n t who was

in

room, Earwan Mosaaeh m d e s p e c i a l l y Khaled.

He s h o u l d a l s o be q u e s t i o n e d a s t o h i s v i s i t s t o F r a n k f u r t A i r p o r t ,
who accompanied him, how o f t e n d i d h e g o , where i n t h e A i r p o r t was h e ,
d o e s h e know anyone working t h e r e , i f accom?anied what was d i s c u s s e d ,
and was he e v e r g i v e n a n y t h i n g t o d e l i v e r t h e r e .

S u b m i t t e d by

D . I . McNeil

R e s e a r c h ROOK 9.

APPENDIX ' G '

SUBJECT:

BOKBING PA103

INTERVIEW OF FUAD IBRAHIM AS SUSPECT

Information on Background/~ssociates/Activities

He i s an I s r a e l i

Ibrahim was born i n Jerusalem on 5 February 1962.


n a t i o n a l , of Arabic o r i g i c .

He i s f l u e n t i n Gernan, Hebrew, Arabic

and h a s a l i m i t e d g r a s p of English.

He came t o t h e F e d e r a l Republic of Germany on 22 October, 1981 and


s i n c e t h e n has been s t u d y i n g v a r i o u s s u b j e c z s i n c l u d i n g sociology e t
P r i o r t o coming t o Germany he s t a t e s he was

U n i v e r s i t y i n Frankfurz.
a regular attender a t the

'peace v i l l a g e '

ne=

Jerusalem which i s

i n t e n d e d t o b r i n g about an understanding between Jews zr~d Prabs.


s a y s he i s a p e a c e f u l

person

lie

who i s t o t e l l y a g e i n s t any form of

v i o l e n c e and i s commit~ed towards mutual r e c o g n i ~ i o n of

Jews

and

Prabs.

He admits t o knowing Dalkamoni.


telephone box i n F r a n k f u r t am Main.

He f i r s t met him i n 1986 o u t s i d e a

Dalkanoni introduced himself a s

'Abu Mohamed' a d came a c r o s s a s being v e r y f r i e n d l y .


t o a nearby

fie i n v i t e d him

c a f e and explained t h a t he had s t a r t e d speaking t o him

because he looked l i k e an brab.

Dalkamoni went on t o say t h a t he

was i n Germany t o have t r e a t m e n t t o h i s l e g .

Ibrahir;, s a y s , our. of

c o u r t e s y he gave him a telephone number he could be contacted e t .

S i x mocths z f ~ e r:heir

ir.itia1 ceetlr.2 a l k a n o n i

honed

I b r a h i n ad
:
Although

t h e y met a g a i n i n a b c r g e r r e s t a z r a n t i n F r a n k f u r t an Kain.
denied

by

Ibrahin

at

this

stzge,

it

appears

that

Dalkanoni

\*.:S

sounding h i n o u t f o r f u t u r e u s e .

Over t h e n e x t 1 2 months Dalkanoni c o n t a c t e d Ibrahim by phone or. zwo


o c c a s i o n s and t h e y met ~t a l o c a l

' 3 u r g e r King'

r e s t a u r a ~ t and

as

Ibrahim p u t s it t h e y exchanged p l e a s a i t r i e s .

A t t h e beginning of 1987 Ibrahim met Ghadanfar f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e .

Ibrahim was s i t t i n g i n t h e

'Mensa'

( d i n i n g room) a t t h e u n i v e r s i t y

w i t h some o t h e r Arab s t u d e n t s when Ghadanfar approached theri.


i n t r o d u c e d himself a s 'Antonio,

' e computer r e p r e s e n t a t i v e from Spain.

He s a i d he wes e s t a b l i s h i n g an agency i n Germany on b e h a l f


company.

He

of h i s

Over t h e n e x t few days Ghzdanfar was a r e g u l a r v i s i t o r z o

t h e u n i v e r s i z y and b e g m t o become f r i e n d l y with Ibrahim.

On t h e cay

of one of t h e i r meetings Ghadanfar asked I b r a h i n t o h e l p him

loo^ z t

f l a t s i n F r u l k f u r t a s h i s Gernan was poor.

Even a t t h i s s t a g e of t h e i r r e l a t i o n s h i p i t a p p e a r s t h a t Ghadanfzr h s s
orchestrated
pu-qoses.

t h e i r meetings

and i s going t o u s e him f o r

his

The o n l y s t i p u l a t i o n Ghadanfar made a b o u t t h e f l a t was

t h a t it must be under 1000 DM a month and have a t e l e p h o n e .


looked

own

at

two

fiats

and

D r e i e i c n s t r a s s e 10, F r a n k f u r t ,

he

ended

up

renting

the

Tney
flat

at

on 19 February 1987, u s i n g t h e name

Antonio Gimferrer.

Ibrahim helped Ghadanfar t o move i n t o t h e f l a t and t o buy second hand


f u r n i t u r e f o r it.

He a l s o a s s i s t e d Ghadanfc

account a t t h e S t a d t s p a r k a s s e Bank.

in

opening a bank

Ghadanfar p a i d him a nominal sum

f o r h i s assistance.

I n April 1987, on t h e r e q z e s t of Ghadanfar Ibrahim h i r e d a c a r ~ k i c h


Ghadanfar p a i d

for.

Ibrahin

sightseeing tour.

drove h i n

around

Frmkfurt

cn

Also i n June of 1987 t h e y t r a v e l l e d t o g e t h e r t o


Ghadaniar

Kassel by t r a i n , supposedly on b u s i n e s s of G h a d a n f a r ' s .

was o f t e n v i s i t e d a t h i s f l a t by Ibrahim and Ghadanfar r e g u l a r l y gave


him sums of money f o r h i s h e l p .

On l October,

1967,

Ibrahin

took

over t h e r e n t a l

of

the

flat at

D r e i e i c h s t r a s s e 1 0 , Ghadenfar having t o l d him t h a t h i s company was no


l o n g e r i n t e r e s t e d ' i n Germany and t h a t he was r e t u r n i n g t o Spain.
Ibrahim proceeded zo r e n t o u t t h e f l a t i n

ul

a t t e m p t t o make

some

cash.

Sometime i n Narch,

1 9 8 6 , Ibrahim a r r i v e d a t h i s f i a t which

r e c e n t l y moved i n t o and

found

note

had

been

left

for

he ned
hin

by

Dalkamoni r e q u e s t i n g t h a t he meet him a t t h e ' Z u r g e r King' r e s t a u r z ~ ~ t


i n Frankfurt

am Hain.

Dzlkamoni

l e a r n e d from

r e c e n t l y been t o s e e h i s parenTs i n I s r a e l .

him

that

he

hzd

Dalkamoni became zqnoyed

t h a t he had n o t t o l d him e a r l i e r and he began t o q u e s t i o n I b r a h i n on


v a r i o u s I s r a e l i s u b j e c t s , i n p a r t i c u l a r t h e 'Check I n ' arrangements e t
Tel Aviv A i r p o r t and ' I n t e f a d z ( P a l e s t i n i a n / I s r a e l i s t r u g g l e ) .
d u r i n g t h i s meeting

Ibrz!!im

passed

on t o

Dalkamoni

number of a f r i e n d from u n i v e r s i t y ,Mohammed Na j i

the

Mso

telephone

( n o t i a e n t i f i e d ) uno

l i v e d b e s i d e him, t h i s w a s i n c a s e he wanted t o r e a c h him a d was


u n s u c c e s s f u l by h i s normzl methods.

On 1 0 o r 11 O c t o b e r ,

1958, Dalkamoni l e f t a message

for

Ibrahin

through Mohammed Naji r e q u e s t i n g t h a t he meet him a t t h e same 'Burger

S3
King'

restauranr,.

general

Again he

inc1udir.g I n t i f s d a .

s t z x e s they

t ~ l k e d about

They a r r ~ ~ , - , g et do meet

tkings

again

in

on

17

October a t t h e s25e place.

During t h e meeting of 17 October-. Dalkaroni asked Ibrahim i f he c c u l d


f i n d a f l a t f o r a Jordaiiar. couple who were corning t o Gercany f o r
medical t r e a t m e n t .

Ibrahim l a t e r made e n q u i r i e s w i t h some of h i s

f e l l o w s t u d e n t s and managed t o persuade hbdul H a l i n , who was a t f i r s t

r e l u c t a n t , t o a l l o w t h e couple t o r e n t h i s f l a t f o r a few days.


Ibrahim had met Halirn a t U n i v e r s i t y i n t h e summer of 1987.

During h i s l a s t meeiing wirh Dalkamoni

i n October.

1986, p r i o r

to

t h e i r a r r e s t Ibrahim passed on Halim's phone number t o Dalkamoni and


t o l d him t o c o n t a c t Halim t o make t h e n e c e s s a ~ yarrangements f o r t h e
flat.

Also

during

this

meeting

Dalkamoni

showed

Ibrahim

e l e c t r o n i c p a r k i n g meter an6 asked him t o show him how i t worked,


which he d i d .

Ealim d e l i b e r z t e l y s t a y e c away from h i s f l a t airing

t h i s time t o avoid

speaking t o Dalkamoni 2s he was n o t a t a l l keen on r e n t i n g t h e f l a z t o


tine J o r d v l i a n couple.

Subsequently Delkanoni c o n t a c t e d Ibrahim a d

t o l d him he had been unable t o make c o ~ t a c tand t h a t t h e couple had


been accommodated elsewhere.
unhown

This c o u p l e ' s i d e n t i t y i s a t p r e s e z t

Ibrz5im d e n i e s knowing t h a t Dalkamoni and G'naaanfar were a s s o c i a t e s .

After h i s r e l e a s e from custody Ibrahirn gave up t h e r e n ~ a lof t h e f l a t


a t Dreieichstrasse 10 f o r f i n a n c i a l reasons.

t e r r o r i s t group.

During h i s i n t e r v i e w of 26 October i E 3 , Ghadsnfar

s t a t e d t h a t I b r a h i n was n o t a r e r a j e r of t h e P.F.L.P
custody Ibrahin

was

shoiin r h e

book

of

- GC.

photographs of

Xhile i n
the

persons

a r r e s t e d and denied knowing any of them, with t h e exception of t h e


o n e s p r e v i o u s l y mentioned by him.

A s p r e v i o u s l y mentioned Ibrahim is f r i e n d l y w i t h Mohanzed I\:aji.

Because he i s s t u d y i n g medicine he i s o f t e n r e f e r r e d t o a s D r . N a j i .
N a j i ' s home telephone number is l i s t e d i n t h e a d d r e s s book b e l o n g i n g
t o Hashem Abassi.
has

A b ~ s s id e n i e s h a v i n g met Naji b u t conceeds t h a t he

spoken t o him on t h e phone.

Abassi

is

unable

to

give

b e l i e v a b l e s t o r y f o r having spoken t o him.

D r . Naji i s a l s o r e f e r r e d t o i n tine Ciary of kanvl Younes.

It reads,

'Foud c o l i e a g u e of D r .

Naji 069 78 59 75.'

This is a F r m k f u r t

t e l e p h o n e number b u t a t p r e s e n t t h e s u b s c r i b e r is n o t k n o m .

It

seems l i k e l y t n a t t h e Foud r e f e r r e d t o , a l t h o u g h a d i f f e r e n t s p e l l i n g

i s Fuad Ibrahim.
a Dr.
P.F.L.P.

I t i s a l s o worthy of n o t e t h a t Ghadar~far r e f e r s t o

T a l a l Neji b e i n g i n charge of t h e ' F o r e i g n Depar-caent'

- GC

who a r e r e s p o n s i b l e f o r s t u d e n t s a b r o a d .

of t h e

ANALYSIS

1.

;brahim

is

close

~ r o m i n e n t member of

associate
the

of

P.F.L.P.

Ghadanfar.

who

GC and p a r t

a c t i v e c e l l of t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n working

in

is

of

a
an

the Federal

flepublic of Germany.

2.

!+ i s

a l s o a c l c s e a s s o c i a t e of Dalkamoni, who i s a member

of t h e C e n t r a l Committee of t h e P.F.L.P.
charge of

the organisation's

GC and i s i n

a c t i v i t i e s i n t h e Federal

Fiepub1 i c of Germany.

iie i s a f r i e n d of Mohammed Naji who has been l i n k e d by


telephone d i a r y e n t r i e s t o Eashem Abassi and Acinan Younes,
who a r e suspected P.F.L.?.-GC

G.

members.

Be a s s i s t e d Ghaaanfa- t o r e n ~t h e f i a t a t D r e i e i c h s t r a s s e
10 a d t o open h i s f a l s e account a t t h e S t a d t p a r k a s s e
bulk.

C-haaanfar.

He

has

also

travelled

within

Germany

with

CONCLUSION

D e t e c t i v e Constable Alexander Sr;,ith who was p r e s e n t d u r i n g I b r a h i n ' s


i n t e r v i e w on 25 and 26 A p r i l 1989, formed t h e o p i n i o n t h a t he was a
t i m i d c h a r a c t e r who was t r u t h f u l i n t h e a c c o u n t s which he gave b u t f o r
a

m2q

of h i s y e a r s and academic background was n a i v e i n t h e extreme.

A f t e r t h e f i r s t meeting between Ibrahim and Dalkzmoni i t i s c l e a r z h z t


f i r s t l y Dalkamoni and l a t e r Ghadanfar, probably on t h e d i r e c t i o n of
~ a l ' k a m o n i , pursued

a keen

interest

in

Ibrahim,

s e e i n g him

as

u n w i t t i n g employee who could c a r r y o u t odd jobs on t h e i r b e h a l f and on


o c c a s i o n s s u p p l y p i e c e s of i n f o r m a t i o n which could be used t o t h e i r
S

advantage.

A t t h i s s t a g e it i s c l e a r t h a t I b r a h i n was a s s i s t i n g t h e P.F.L.?.
GC, i n t h e form of Dzlkamoni and Ghaaanfar,
a l t h o u g h it i s n o t

d e f i n i t e t h a t he was

a c t i v i t i e s but w i t h

the

cannot be d i s c o u n t e d .

iimited

i n several

aware of

minor ways

their

information avzilable

terrorist

on him t h i s

Having a n a l y s e d t h e c o n t e n t of h i s meetings

w i t h b o t h Ijalkamoni and GhaBanfar h i s n a i v i t y seems t o have s t r e t c h e d


t o t h e p o i n t of b e i n g n o t b e l i e v a b l e .

In relation t o the
repcrting

officer

PA 103 it

bombing of

that

Ibrahim

should

be

is t h e

opinion

re-interviewed

of

the

and

the

a p p r o p r i a t e q u e s t i o n s p u t t o him i n o r d e r t o e s t a b l i s h whether o r n o t
he w a s i n v o l v e d i n t h i s crime.

I n view of t h e t y p e of o r g a n i s z t i o n we

a r e d e a l i n g with and t h e f a c t t h a t t h e y had s e v e r a l I.E.D.

'S

a t hand

f o r u s e it i s c e r t a i n l y w i t h i n t h e realms of p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t I b r a h i n ,
by

the

direct

i n f l u e n c e of

Dalkamoni

and

Ghadanfar,

willingly

or

having

teen

coerced

into

6oizg

so,

assisted

sthers

iirectly

or

i n d i r e c t l y i n t h e ; l a c i n g of a SocS on F l i g h t PA 1C3.

S u b ~ i t t e dby D e t e c t i v e Constable K o i t h Herrower


Fiesearch Room 9.

ss
APPENDIX ' H '

BOMBING OF PA 103
INTERVIEW OF MARTIN KADORAH AS SUSPECT

I n f o r m a t i o n on Background/~ssociates/Activities e t c

Martin Kadorzh was born i n P a l e s t i n e .

A t an e a r l y age i n 1948 tP:c

S t a t e of I s r a e l took over t h e l a n d s of t h e Arabs i n P a l e s t i n e which


ceased t o e x i s t .
grew up.

With h i s f a m i l y h e was de-carped

t o SYZIA where h e

fie followed t h e u s u a l p a t h o f l i t t l e s c h o o l i n g u n t i l 1 5 / 1 6

and t h e n became an EL FkTAH s o l d i e r .

He e n t e r e d t h e f e d e r a l Republic o f Germany (F%) i n t h e maiiner of most


of h i s c o m p a t r i o t s by f i r s z of a l l moving t o Libya f o r some time ( i n
h i s c a s e a y e s r ) and t h e n e n t e r i n g t h r o u g h E ~ s tGermany i n t o West
Berlin

aid

from

political/religious

there
esylum.

into

r;he

FiiG

as

Since h i s a r r i v a l

refugee

seeking

i n FilG he h a s been

employed o n l y f o r s n o r t p e r i o d s o f zime and h a s , i n t h e mzin, been i n


r e c e i p t of une!nployment and s t a t e b e n e f i t .

He f i r s t met Hefez Hussain (DkLKANONI) I N 1983/84 and t h e y have met


s i n c e on an i n c r e a s i n g l y r e g u l a r b a s i s

2s

"business"

associates i n

c o n n e c t i o n w i t h Dalkamoni1s a c t i v i t i e s on b e h ~ l fof t h e PFLF-GC.

I n 1986, Kaciorah's t e l e p h o n e number was found i n t h e p o s s e s s i o n of t h e


l e a d e r of 4 p e r s o n s a r r e s t e d f o r t e r r o r i s t a c t i v i t i e s i n London.

Even t!-.~ughhe ?.as l i v e d In G e r r ~ n yf o r 20 y e a r s ,

he h a s ~ l i n ~ ~ i r e : !

s t r c n g c o n t a c t s x i 5 h i s eziinic o r i g i n s and with f e l l o w T a l e s t i n i z n s .

H i s b r o ~ h e rJohannes (born i7.4.54) who entered FRG i n 1376 i s a s e l f

confessed previous nember of PFLP GC.

He s a y s t h a t K a r t i n was axare

of t h i S .

Kartin Eadorah maintains he i s n o t a member of t h e PFLP-GC

yet S o 3

Dalkamoni

then

and Ghaaanfar

s t a t e t h a t he has been

used

by

for

PFLP-GC b u s i n e s s .

He was under s u r v e i l l a n c e by t h e FXG a u t h o r i t i e s from a t leasr, 1 5


Oczober 1988 u n t i l h i s d e p a r t u r e f o r Yugoslavia on 24 October 1986.
He met up with Delkamoni

and

--

t h e bomb maker KHREESAT on 15.10.88

o u t s i d e h i s home a a a r e s s a~ BERNA.DO?'TZSTRASSZ 66.

30th Khreesat and Dalkanoni h e l t r a v e l l e d t h e r e t o g e t h e r i n t h e greer.


Ford Taunus from H.GHEE: ABhSSl ' S house i n IEJSS.

The purpose of t h e

v i s l t was t o purchase a car.

On 24 October 1986 Kadorah was 'sen-, by Dalkarnoni t o Yugoslavia w i t h


i n s r r u c t i o n s t o t r a v e l by bus and t o " r e t u r n a f t e r a couple of days".
He was t o l d t o book i n t o a h o t e l i n tlsome town" i n Yugoslavia (Kaaorzii
s t a t e s he s t a y e d a t t h e PARK HOTEL i n ZAGFZB).

( I t i s n o t cle-

whether he was ordered t o s t a y e t a s p e c i f i c h o t e l o r j u s t "a h o t e l " ) .

Kaaorah took h i s young daughter Nadja with hin on t h e t r i p .

Following

the

arrest

of

the

group

members

in

FRG

on

26.1C.88,

Kaaorahls wife c o n ~ a c t e dhim i n Yugoslavia ( v i a Goben) on 26.10.86 and

. cf t h e :?:A
xarr-ed .r,im

hi^ t o s t a g c l e a r .

e c t i r . i t y a t t h e i r f i a t d u r i n g t h a t day ar,d t o l d
She a l l e g e s i n e a r l i e r q u e s t i o n i r g i r ~t h e e n q u i r y

t h a t h e had s a i d t o t e l l Lalkarnoni t o g e t c l e i r t o Yugoslavia.

This

was l a z e r d e n i e d by Kadoreh.

Kadorah t h e n d r o v e t o E4OEfI GOBEI;

i n Ki?.iiSEVA.C on 28.1C.38.

I n mid

November l985 Rarnzi D i a b a r r i v e d unannounced i n CICEVAE, Y u g o s l a v i e ,


h e was i m m e d i a t e l y i n t o u c h w i t h , and had a m e e t i n g w i t h MOSDI GOBEN

It i s n o t known what was

and M a r t i n Kadorah.

discussed

a t this

m e e t i n g b u t i m m e d i a t e l y z f t e r w a r d s Mobdi Goben upped and l e f t h i s home


and f l e d t o S y r i a .
t h z ~ Ranzi

Diab

Kadorzh remained i n Y u g o s l a v i a b u t it i s t h o u g h t
elso

left

for

IsraelISyria.

Y u g o s l a v i a u n t i l h i s r e t u x t o FRG on 28.11.88
and d e t a i n e d i n c u s t o d y w i z i l J a n u a r y 1983.

He

remined

in

where h e was a r r e s t e d

ANALYSIS

I t is inccnceiveble t h a t Kadcrah. who kqew of Dalkanoni's invclvenent

i n t h e FFLP-GC wes unaware of t h e a c t i v i t i e s he wes p a r t i c i p ~ t i n gi~


o r of whzt t h e g r o u p ' s p r a c t i c e s and a i n s were.

He

has

been

given

money

by

Dalkamoni

for

telephone

expenses,

refreshments ( t e a l c o f f e e e t c ) 2s well 2s f o r buying c a r s , t r a v e l l i n g


expenses e t c .

Dalkamoni

admits t h a t p a r t of

h i s job

is t o

pay

members

of

the

PFLP-GC, he goes on t o s a y t h a t t h e r e a r e no " r e g i s t e r e d menbers of


t h e PFLP-GC i n FRG because it would be t o o expensive".

Kadorzh had t o pro6uce r e c e i p t s t o Dalkamoni t o c l a i m h i s expenses,


t h i s would

explain

the

inordinate

number

of

receipts

fomd

when

Kadorah's f l a t / c a r s were s e a r c h e d .

On

25.10.88,

whilst

under

surveillance.

Ijalkamoni

zrld

Y:lreesat

i n t e r r u p t e d t h e presumably important t a s k of p r e p a r i n g r a d i o bombs t o


t r a v e l from Neuss t o F r v l k f u r t ( a journey of spprox. 4 bows) a d t h e n
spend 2-3 hours s e l e c t i n g a c a r followed by a further

4 hour journey

back t o Neuss.

The c a r was bought by Dalkamoni f o r 600 US D o l l a r s c a s h and was tne.?


driven

away by Kaaorah who was t o g e t rninor r e p a i r s

carried

out

(alterations?).
Having s p e n t what must have been a f a i r l y e x h a u s t i n g day of il hours
t r a v e l l i n g and doing b u s i n e s s t h e o b j e c t of t h e b u s i n e s s was then l e f t
o u t s i d e Kadorah's house u n t i l s e i z e d by BKL. on 20.10.86.

,,.-

v>=

..hp.

s i t u a t i c n 'segs t h e q u e s t i o n a s t o why t x o s e z i o r r e - b e r c

*..,-E

t h e grou;,

i n v o l v ~ d zhemselves

in

a seeningly,

unir.portent t a s k of buying a c e r .

I n the p a s t

cn

the

fzce

of

c:

it,

Dalkanor.i h e s merely

telephoned K a d o r ~ hwith i n s t r u c t i o n s a s t o v e h i c l e purchased.

I t I s probable t h a t Kadorah was used t o c o n t a c t t h e Yugoslavian c e l l

un@er Gobdi Goben a s Kadorah and Goben came from t h e same s t r e e t i n


Danascus

There seens l i t t l e doubt t h a t Mobdi Goben is a f a i r l y s e n i o r member OF


t h e PTLP-GC

a s he

is used

for financial

as w e l l

a s m a ~ e r i e l and

l o g i s t i c s 1 requirements f o r t h e European and Scandanivian c e l l s .

The f a c t t h a t Kadorah immediately c o n t a c t e d him a f t e r speaking t o h i s


wife G a b r i e l l e on 26.10.88
guidz?ce/advice.

would

s u g g e s t t h a t Kacorah was

seekizg

Nothing appears t o have hzppened with e i t h e r Goben

or Kedorah u n t i l t n e appearance of Ramzi Diab i n mid-November

Goben immedietely d e p a r ~ s

t h e h a s t i l y covened meeting took p l a c e .


-

Yugoslavia f o r S y r i a .

where

I t i s n o t i n c o n c e i v a b l e t h a t Kadorah had been

u s e 6 Sy Dalkamoni t o t a k e s. prepared IED t o Yugosiaviz f o r onwzrd


transmission t o i t s eventual t a r g e t .

It may a l s o be t h a t t h e meeting

i n CICEVAi3 f i n a l i s e d t h e p l a n u t o what should be done n e x t t o c a r r y


o u t Dalkamoni

'S

plvls t o fruition.

When Dzlkamoni and L h r e e s a t were a r r e s t e d on 26.10.88

was focnd i n t h e c a r (Ford Taunus AA

RJ 7 3 6 ) .

a TOSHIBA r a d i c
The r a d i o was

prepared as a bomb comprising Semtex e x p l o s i v e s , a timing device and a

Explosive Device ( I.E .D. ) on an a i r c r a f t .

b a r o m e t r i c a l l y o p e r a ~ e d switch which would be used as an Improvisel

?.C
-..-S
;

L..q

r a 2 i o bo-S has crc\red s i ; i l a r

t o 3 e t which exp:c6eE

c n 'cszrd ?zn

Alsc c o n t a i n e d i n t h e c a r b o o t , accor2ir.g t o Acf.-ed

1103.

was a dark-coloured

hard sicied s u i t c a s e .

P~rts of

Sznsonite s u i t c a s e have been r e c o v e r e d i n Lockerbie.


shokn t h a t t h e I . E . D .
within a hard-sided

L,tis~i,

hsrd-sided

1 - ~ a l y s i s has

on boerd PA 103 was concealed i n a 705513A r a d i o


suitcase.

I n v e s t i g a t i o n has revealed t h a t ';here

i s a high p r o b z b i l i t y t h a t t h i s p a r t i c u l a r

s u i t c a s e mey have been

loaded a t F r a n k f u r t a i r p o r t .

Evidence i s a v a i l a b l e t h a t Dalkamoni a?d Khreesat were on "shoppizg


t r i p s " round v a r i o u s e l e c t r i c a l goods s t o r e s engzged i n r h e purchgse
of

tne

necessary

component

parts

to

enable

tine

cons:ruczion

of

explosive devices.

Various people were consulted m d t h e s e inciuded a meering i n

public

park between Dalkamoni and FUA3 IBRJXIK where Dalkamoni q u e s ~ i o n e dh i c


on t h e workings of a simple t i m e r d e v i c e .

ESNAN YOUhiS, who owns t h e p i z z e r i a MOZARELLA i n West Eerlin &?d t h e

'EL liiW ' p i z z e r i a i n Bremen i s

ul

t h e Mozarella as a c o n t a c t p o i n t ,

ABfiSI.
elsewhere

s s s o c i z t e of Dalkanoni., who u s e s

as does BASS&<

RA31 and

XASiiEK

D a l k m o n i , Younes and "nadi t r a v e l l e d widely i n FRG, GP3 m d


on

frequent

basis.

Wnen

Younes'

accress

at

DANKELlWlNST3fiSZ was s e a r c h e d , BKA o f f i c e r s found "2 s l a b s of yellow

sticky subsza~ce".

These " s l a b s " l a t e r proved t o be d r i e d A p r i c o t s and F r u c ~ o s e .

I n view of h i s obvious p a r t i c i p a t i o n w i t h PFLP-GC- it is n o t D-yona t h e


bounds of p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t s l a b s o f Semtex e x p l o s i v e s were s e c r e t e d

d o n g s i d e :Le

" s t i c k y yellow s l i ~ s "of d r i e d z ~ r i c c t s 2x6 frzcrrcse.

The s e a r c h i n g c f f i c e r s s u s p i c i o n s v.ere sufficiently aroused f c r


t o have checks naEe f o r e x p l c s i v e s c- t h e yellow s l z - S fcur.d.
~ i t ht h e c o n s i a e r a S l e amount of

movement cf

hen

Coupled

g r o c e r y i t e c s between

i n d i v i d u a l s connected with t h e PFLP-GC ~ h r o c g h o u t FZG and e l s e x h e r e ,


t h i s would s e e n t o be a f e a s i b l e method of

moving

e x p l o s i v e s from

p l a c e t o p l a c e under cover of f o o a s t u f f s .

Among Younes' business c o l l e a g u e s is one OSKUIB KbDOU21 ( a l s o known ss


ABU Z U t i A I R ) whc worked a s a klziter i n t h e KCZZARZLLA, p i z z e r i z but i s

a l s o a l l e g e d t o be t h e owner of t h e TCSCANA P i z z e r i a i n B e r l i n 2nd i s


known by BASSAK RADI a s working i n t h e p i z z e r i a i n Bremen.

The wife of Johvlnes Kadoran ( P e t r e Xeaoura nee V 2 7 Eaaren) who hes

LT

a d d r e s s i n OSNL3RUCK s o l d t h e K3NThNb 9hR i n OCETRUP ( n e a r biUKSTZ?.) t o

KADORAH on 4.8.88.

No p r i c e mentioned nor where K ~ d o r d n r z i s e e t h e

necessary finence.

In Younes' a c d r e s s / t e l e p h o n e book
X a r t i n Kadorah.

was t h e name u l d t e l e p h o n e nunber of

A f u r t h e r c o n t a c t of Dalkamoni and Younes was BXSSN:

RP31 of HAMBURG.

i n R a d i ' s t e l e p h o n e / a d a r e s s book wzs t h e name of RYAD DYm, who i s

member o f t h e PFLP-GC i n Sweden and who was a r r e s t e d t h e r e on o r aSout


21.5.89.

I n Kadorah's vocabulary book t h e r e appears t h e telephone


ShNk

EL

HAShN

5.11.61

Jordanian

national

whose

F?EI'321CH-V!f LiELfi-VOPi STEUBEN STRASSZ 9 0 , FRANKFURT

nurnber of

address

was

95
;.lsz r e g i s t e r e d as s t r y i n g r ? . c r e s i n c e 10.3.88 is FAY2

-c='zT

2.5.2.

CONCLUSIONS

T h e r e is l i t t l e d o u b t t h a t t h e PFLP-GC have e s t z b l i s h e d a neriiork o f


c e l l s i n Europe/Scandanavia.

I t would a p p e a r t h a t t h e s e c o n t a c t s a r e e s t a b l i s h e d

and n a i z z a i n e d

t h r o u g h a c h a i n o f p i z z e r i a s , g r o c e r y s h o p s , and b a r s owned by eembers


o f t h e PFLT-GC.

T h e r e seems l i t t l e d o u b t a l s o t h a t t h e f i n a n c l n g o f

t h e s e p r o p e r t y p u r c h a s e s a r e c a r r i e d o u t t h r o u g h t h e PFLP-GC.

I t i s e v i d e n t t h a t t h e y a r e f r e q u e n t l y u s e d by members on a c t i v e
s e r v i c e f o r t h e PFLP-GC and t i n a t KkDOXftF1 i s w i t h o u t d o u b t zrl i n c e g r a l
p a r t of t h e PFLP-GC o p e r a t i n g i n t h e FRG.

The p l z n s i a i d down by t h e PFLP-GC and t h e p r e p a r a t i o n s made were w e l l


a d v v l c e d p r i o r t o t h e i r a r r e s t s on 26.10.88 a d t o t h a t of Kado-ah

28.11.88.

cn

There is a d i s t i n c t p r o b a b i l i t y t h a x p a r t of t h o s e p l z ? s

was t h e p r e p a r a t i o n and i n s e r t i o n o f t h e I.E.D.

on board t h e 'rz? AT

F i i g h t 103.

S u b m i t t e d by D.C. John Crawford


Research Eooc Q.

BOYBING OF PA 103

INTERVIEW O F Y A S I N KM-NAKCHE AS SUSPECT

Information on Background/Associates/Activities e t c

Kam-Nakche ( % N I was born and brought up i n Damascus, S y r i a .

He l e f t

h i s wife and two c h i l d r e n t h e r e and moved t o FRG i n 1060 where he


o b t r i n e d emaloyment a s an a p p r e n t i c e e l e c t r i c i a n i n Kannheim.

He has

l i v e d i n FRG s i n c e r n a t time and claims never t o have returner5 t o h i s


native Syria.

I n 1966 he married

subsequently had two c h i l d r e n .

a Gernvl

national

by

~hoi;. he

Since moving t o FRG he has had

number of d i f f e r e n t occupations t h e most s i g n i f i c a n t being between t h e


y e a r s 1973 and 1980 when he was em3loyed by t h U
~S Forces zt Ktnnheim,
d e s c r i b i n g h i s e n g l o y m e n ~on one occasion a s z storeman but on anorher
occasion a s an e i e c r r i c i a n .

Since l 9 6 0 he has come t o t h e no-,ice cf

I n 1963 he committed a

t h e German a u t h o r i t i e s on f o u r occesions.
v i c i o u s r a p e on

Ge-nu! c i t i z e n with whom he had had a r e l z t i o n s k i p ,

i n 1964 he committed a s e r i o u s a s s a u l t by s t a b b i n g a young Gernan man


w i t h whom he c l a i m t o have had an argument, i n 1972 f o r Zoad T r & f i c
Offences and i n 1976 when he committed a breach
a s s a u l t on h i s

landlady a t t h e time.

During

of
the

t h e peace z?d
period

of

his

e m p l o ~ n e n t with t h e US Forces he developed m. a i l m e n t which r e s u l t e d


i n t h e p a r a l y s i s of i--is r i g h t knee j o i n t . He was dismissed a s a r e s u l t
of being a b s e n t from t h i s employment f o r long p e r i o d s .

Eis >resent

employment i s a s a warehouse s u p e r v i s o r / o f f i c e

although he

appears t o be working on a ' l i g h t d u t y ' b a s i s .

mmager

XN kzs s u p p l i e d t h e G ~ r r a na u t h c r i c i e s with txo a d d r e s s e s .

The firs:

of t h e s e and d e s c r i b e d a s ' r 3 a i n r e s i d e n c e ' i s ~t $5 K ~ z t f l e rS Y ~ B S S E . ,


6842 B u s t a d t , t h e second being a t 9 k'iesenweg,

vife

2nd

inaccurate.

family

are

presently

residing.

Sazbsheir., where h i s
This

appears

to

be

The f i r s t a d d r e s s is a s i n g l e bed s i x i n g room w i t h i n a

house occupied by a German couple.

The s e a r c h of t h e roon r e v e a l e d no

i n d i c a t i o n of b e i n g occupied by a male person,

indeed t h e opposLte.

Eowever f o u r a r t i c l e s of meil addressed t o Kt4 were found t h e r e .

i s no doubt t h a t t h i s address i s p u r e l y a mail a d d r e s s .

There

The second

address is without doubt KN's main r e s i d e n c e with h i s wife and f a m i l y .

Between 1960 and October 1386 t h e r e i s n o t h i n g t o suggest t h a t KN h a s


had a y involvement hrith t h e P a l e s t i n e movement.

kie s t e t e s t h a t he

h a s one r e l a t i v e l i v i n g i n t h e FRG nameley Mohaned ,lama1 El Din ( n o t


seen by P o l i c e ) who l i v e s i n Fiockenheim and is

nephew.

Another

nephew of h i s i s F a r h z kwad ( n o t s e e n ) who m t i l r e c e n ~ l yworked for


t h e LLbyvl Peoples fiureau i n Bcnn.

The i n f o r m a t i c z i s t h z t kwad h a s

now moved t o t h e E a s t B e r l i n o f f i c e of t h e szme orgzriisation although

i t may be s i g n i f i c a n z t n ~ at m ~ n g s tmail found a t S3 K e t t e l e r S z r a s s e


was an i n v i t a t i o n t o a f u n c t i o n a t

t h e Eonn c f f i c e o f

t h e Libyan

Peoples Bureau on 15.10.88 i n d i c a t i n g t h a t he meinzains c o n t a c t w i t h


that crga~isation.

One of h i s a s s o c i a t e s i s J i h r i l Abu "Lnlma who

a l s o r e s i d e s i n Mannneim.

KN i s n o t asked t o e x p l a i n h i s a s s o c i a t i o n

with Zulur,a b u t t h a t i n d i v i d u a l s t a t e s t h a t KN i s knovz t o him through


a ' p r o f e s s i o n a l c o n n e c t i o n ' and as someone he meets i n c a f e s .

It i s

~ i ~ n f i c a nt ht a t f o l l o w i n g h i s a r r e s t , KT\' asked t o cake a phone c e l l

and s u p p l i e d t h e P o l i c e with t h e number he wished tc c o n t a c t .

This

number r e l a t e d t o Zanuna and t h e p o l i c e o f f i c e r s concerned disallowed


the c a l l .

93
One o t h e r associe:lcn

in

i n it l ~ . f o r r z t i c nr e l a 7 i r . g t o K z r h'skche

t h e s t a t e r ~ e n to f xhe worria he r a p e d i n 1963 xken she r;,enticr?s a ;erson


an z c q g a i n t a n c e of KX's xho i-,zs ccnnec:ions

'Karwan' ( n o t i d e ? : i f i e d ) ,

abortion f o r her.

i n K a r l s r u h e and s a y be a b l e t o o r g a n i s e

About 2 O c t o b e r 1988 K N r e c e i v e d a t e l e p h o n e c211 f r o n Eashern ASessi


whom he s t a t e s he c o e s n o t know.

After introducing himself

10

KM,

Abassi s t a t e d t h a x he had a Zamir O r f a l i ( n o t s e e n by P o l i c e ) s t a y i n g


w i t h him

a t that

time.

Grfali

p o s s e s s i o n o f KN's a d d r e s s

had

cone

from

t e l e p h o n e number.

KN and e x p l a i n e d t h a t h e had been g i v e n t h e

Syria

and

wts

O r f a l i t h e n spoke t o
address

and t e l e ~ h o n e

number by K N ' s r e l ~ t i v eu l d t h a t he wished t o s e e him.

When asked

which o f KN's r e l a t i v e s he had been g i v e n t h e number by h e


answered 'from t h e f a m i l y ' .

in

simply

'rie a l s o r e f u s e d t o g i v e t h e r e a s o n f o r

t h e v i s i t b u t s a i d t h a t he u o c l d e x p i e i n when t h e y n e t .

iie l e f ~t h e

t e l e p h o n e number 02107 3.306 i s u b s c r i b e r n o t k n o m as y e t ) as a c a l l


back number.

On S e t u r d a y 15 O c t o b e r 1986 k j a s s i a g a i n phoned KN z ~ dinformed him


thzt

he

had

an appointment

in

the

Offenbach/Frulkfurt

arez

the

f o l l o w i n g day and would v i s i t him ~ ~ t e r w a ~ d He


s . gave n o r e a s o n f o r
the visit,

b u t s a i d t h a t he would phone a g a i n when h e

v i c i n i t y o f KN's home.

was

i n the

A t 1510 h o w s on Sunday 1 6 O c t o b e r 1 9 8 8 Abassi

phoned KN and informed him t h a t he was i n Mannheirn.


t h a t during h i s previous

KN t h e n e x p i a i n s

telephone conversation witn Abassi,

had informed him t h a t he was

grocer.

ASassi

KN had e x p l a i n e c t o Abassi

t h a t he had a good f r i e n d wno was a g r o c e r by t h e name of Ahmed Kaplan


( i d e n t i f i e d and s e e n ) who l i v e d i n Hockenhein.

I n the teiephone c a l l

a t 1510 h r s 1 6 . 1 0 . 8 8 Abassi e x 3 r e s s e d an i n t e r e s t i n m e e t i n g K a p l v l as
h e may wish t o p u r c h a s e goods from him.

Yin t h e n phoned Kaplan and

l rj Li
t o l d hi:

t o r e r a i x a t bore 2s he * s s k r i ~ g l n gsozeone t o r e e t h i ? .

K N t h e n t r e v e l l e c t o t h e i r r a n g e d n e e i i z g p o i n t i n K a n c t e i n %here he
met Abassi.

lie *-as s u r p r i s e d t o f i n d t h a t Zamir O r f a l i , who klzs t h e

p e r s o n he was s ~ p p o s e dt o meet was n o t t h e r e .

He found i b a s s i i n t h e

company of two c t h e r men ( i d e n t i f i e d a s Dalkamoni end F i r e e s a t ) , two


women ( t h e i r wives) and a s m a l l boy ( t h o u g h t r o be Abassi ' S s o n ) .

Kn

e x p r e s s e d h i s s u r ~ r i s et h a t O r f a l i was m i s s i n g and was t o l d by 6 S a s s i


t h a t O r f a l i had gone t o Sweden.

The group o f t h r e e men, two women and ;he s m a l l boy t h e n :ravelleC

the

d i s z a n c e of 1 0 r i i l e s from Nannhein t o l i o c ~ e n h e i m t o s e e Mmed Ke;lan.


On a r r i v a l KN e x p i z i n e d t o Kaplen t h ~ ti h e group wanted

CO

buy food

from him and a f i ~ rb e i n g g i v e n something t o e s t and d r i n k b o t h ASassi


and KN p u r c h a s e d food from Kaplan.

Abassi l o a d e d t h e boor o f h i s Ford

motor c a r , which r2s b e i n g d r i v e n by Dalkamoni w i t h t i n n e d food and


tea

describing

tnem

as

samples

a d

KlC

loaded

his

czr

with

his

purchases before leaving t o r e t u r n hom~.

F o l l o w i n g t h i s meeting KN c o n t a c t e d h i s m c l e Abu P.1 Kineir ( n o t s e e n )


i n S y r i a a d t o l d him t h a t he had spoken t o O r f a l i b u t had n o t met
him.

Tnere i s no i n d i c a t i o n i n h i s r e p l y whetner h i s u n c l e h e r Zariir

Orfzli or not.

ANALYSIS

A l l The :nfornation

r e l a t i n g t o Kam Ikitche s:rlows hin t c be a cun9ir.g

2nd d e c e i t f u l i n d i v i d u a l .

-;he

s u p e r f i c i a l i n t e r v i e w c a r r i e d o u t by

t h e BKA cn 26.10.68 l e a v e s nzny q u e s t i o n s t o be znswered ;c t h e e x t e n t


t h a t it r a y be b e t t e r t o r e - i n t e r v i e w him on h i s involver.ent with t h e
PFLP-GC group.

He goes t o l e n g t h s t o d i s a s s o c i a t e himself from t h e

P a l e s t i n i a n movement by c l a i r i n g on one occasion t h a t he i s a S y r i a

and on another t h a t he i s a Kurd i n o r d e r t o show t h a r he has no


affiliation

towards

fie

Palestine.

has

no

knob3

contact

with

P a l e s t i n i a n s d u r i n g h i s s t a y i n Germany u n t i l t h e c o n t a c t by has he^


Rbassi

eround

interesting.

October

His

initial

1988

although

number

of

t r a i n i n g a s an e l e c z r i c i a n

points

are

v i t h BBC i n

Manheim would appear t o have been t h e end of h i s ecp1oyrr:ent i n t h a t


E i s e n p l o p e n t a t the

t r a d e s i n c e he t h e n moves on zo c l e r i c a l jobs.

US Forces base a t Mmnheim would allow him t h e o p p o r t u n f ~ y t o g l e u ;

information

about A m e r i c a Forces

i n Germmy.

The acib-ess

K e t t e i e r S ~ r a s s ei s n o t explzined i n m y way i n t h e
r e q u i r e s c l o s e examination z?d
property.

i n t e r v i e w of

a t 03

i n i e r v i e w and

t h e cou?ie x-ho ouz t h e

H i s account of t h e meeting cf 16 October 1988 c e r t a i n l y

r e q u i r e s c l o s e examination.

It i s l u d i c r o u s t o a c c e p t t h a ~a s t r a n g e r

phones him and a r r a n g e s a meeting with him on behalf


countrymen who s u b s e q u e n t l y f e i l s t o a t t e n d .

of one cf h i s

I t then t r z ~ s p i r e st h a t

he meets f i v e p e o p l e , none of whom he hours and e s c o r t s :hem

t o the

home of another i n d i v i d u a l wnon he h a s n o t seen f o r f i v e y e a r s (based


on

irifornztion

from

Kaplan,

since

KN

is

a s s o c i a t i o n with Kaplan) t o purchase g r o c e r i e s .

not

asked

about

his

T i e r e s p c n s e t o h i s cnery a s t o t h e ~ h e r e a S o d t s of
O r f a l i is t h a z h e ' h z s gcne r o Sweden'.

h i s cc.;T.r?yrr.en

I t i s k n o m i h ~ .45u
t
E l i ~ s

was i n FRG f r o ? Sweden a h , c c ~22nd O c t o b e r I C E 5 a n d p o s s i k i l i y y h a s -;o


be e x a r i n e d o f O r f a l i e i t h e r b e i n g t h e s a n e i n d i v i d u a l zs hbu E l i a s c r
a t l e a s t h a v i n g knowledge of him.

He i s a l s o n e v e r i n t e r v i e w e d r e g a r d i n g h i s a s s o c i a t i o n w i i h J i b r i l Abx
Zanuna o r a s k e d why he wishes t o c o n t a c t him f o l l o w i n g h i s a r r e s t .

It

i s s i g n i f i c a n t t h a t i n a q u e s t i o n p u t t o J i b r i l Abu Zunzn d u r i n g h i s
i n t e r v i e w , t h e q u e s t i o n n e r asked why KN would have s a i d "If
(Abu Zunana) were

Jibri;

i n f o r m e d , h e ' d know what was t o be done".

o t h e r ~ s s o c i a t i o n which r e c u i r e s

further

exarr,ination i s t h a t

'Marwan' r e f e r r e d t o i n 1963 by KN's e x - g i r l f r i e n d .

The

with

I n view o f t h e

s i g n i f i c a n c e o f t h e nzme 'Marwan' t o t h e PA-103 e n q u i r y and a l s o the


involvement of Frznkf-t

i n all o t h e r i n c i d e n t s i n v o l v i n g PFLP-GC,

..
s h o u l d be i n t e r v i e w e d r e g a r c l n g t h i s a s s o c i a t i c n .

KK

10:.;
CONCLUSION

There i s no CooSt r h s r Kar; Aakche i s t e l l i n g l i e s i n r e l i t i o n t o h i s


a s s o c i a t i o n with t h e
O c t o b e r 1588.

individuals

mentioned

and

also

the

I t i s i n c c n c e i v a b l e t h a t an i n d i v i d u a l w'.o

eren:s

or

lived i n

S y r i a u n t i l t h e s p e of 31, p a r t i c u l s r l y d u r i n g t h e 1 9 4 0 ' s 2r.d 1E5O's


when t h e t u r m o i l between I s r a e l and P 2 l e s r i n e was z t i t s h e i g h t s h o u l d
s t a t e t h a t t h e P a l e s t i n i a n movement i s of no consequence t o him.

It

i s a l s o worth b e z r i n g i n mind t h a t he h a s c i o s e l i n k s w i t h t h e Libyan


P e o p l e s Bureau t h r o u g h t h i s a l l e g e d r e l a t i v e who i s c o i n c i d e n t z l l y now
i n East Berlin.

It i s t h e o p i n i o n of t h e r e p o r t i n g o f f i c e r tinat Y z s i n Kam-Kakche i s
' s l e e p e r ' on b e h a l f of one of

t h e P z l e s t i n i a n o r g a n i s a t i o n s +nZ t h e

whole s i t u a t i o n r e g z r d i n g him s h o u l d be t h o r o u g h l y re-examined.

S u b m i t t e d by D.S. P. k v e z t
R e s e a r c h Eoom 9.

BOVBING OF PA 1 0 3
INTERVIEW OF A H W KAPLAN AS SUSPECT

Information on Background/Associates/Activities e t c

AHEAD KAPLAN was born i n S z f a d , P a l e s t i n e on 1 4 . 4 . 3 9 .

: a

h i s name was hhnad Hassen.

A t thz:

tine

Fie a l s o uses t h e d a t e of b i r t h 12.12.3G.

He a l l e g e s t h a t he f l e d t o t h e Lebancn i n 1946 with h i s n o t h e r .

I n 1960 he married 2 i b e I k r e i and they have f i v e c h i l d r e n .

On 1 4 t h A p r i l , 1371, K a p l u l , s t i l l ' K ~ O W I a s Hessan,


Germany.

moved t o West

He a p p l i e d f o r p o l i t i c a l esglun and a f t e r r e j e c t i o n , appeal

a d f u r t h e r r e j e c t i o n he was a d o ? ~ e c by a German c i t i z e n Elizabezh

Kaplan.

He then adopted zne nzme K q l m f o r h i s whole fanily.

I n 1979 he was allowed a r e s i d e n c e permit f o r G e r ~ z n yu l d his wife 276


family joined him i n Germany.

wnen he s u f f e r e d a h e a r t

Be was employed as a welder u n t i l 1385

attack

which

made

him

unfit

for

work.

P.ccorciing t o him he h a s r e c e n t l y been a s s i s t i n g h i s daughter who r u n s


a wholesale g r o c e r s .

Kaplan a l l e g e s t h a t when he was i n Lebanon he was ir,volved with t h e


P.L.O.

but t h a t h i s a c t i v l t i e s

'were n o t worth mentioning.'

he

S-cates t h a t he h a s had no c o n t a c t with m y movement s i n c e moving t o


t h e German Republic.

105
On 1 7 t h o r 18zh S e p t e n b e r , 1968, Ksplzn t r a v e l l e d t o T u n i s i a where he
s t a y e d i n t h e C o z t i n e n t a l H o t e l and r e t u r n e d

14 days

later.

7 .

;E.

s t a t e s r h a t he was buying 0 0 5 ~f o r h i s s i s t e r ' s b u s i n e s s .

On 1 6 t h O c t o b e r , Ka3-lt'akcne t o o k Dalkamoni, K h r e e s a t and Eashen Abassi


t o s e e him i n H o c k e n h e i ~ . ( a ~ p r o x050 K m )

They were accon?enied by

l4rs. K h r e e s a t and V z s .

He i d e n t i f i e d t h e males

f i b a s s i and h e r s o n .

from t h e s e l e c t i o r ? o f 1 7 p h o t o g r a p h s b u t s t e t e s thac. he o n l y h o w s

Kam-Nakche
f o r him.

- into

and t h a t Eibassi w r o t e down h i s name and t e l e p h o n e n u n b e r


He was q u e s t i o n e d a b o u t b u l k y b r o w s u b s t a n c e b e i n g l o z d e c

t h e c a r on ' t h a t d e t e ( o b v i o u s l y from s u r v e i l l a n c e ) b u t he s t a r e d

t h a t t h e y o n l y bought t e a &-c o t h e r i t e m s v a l u e d a r 43 DK.

Kaplan r e f e r s t o Ksm-NAche
26th October,

as Yasin end s t e x e d i n

ul

i n t e r v i e w on

1 9 8 6 , t h a t n e had n o t s e e n h i s f o r 5 y e a r s u n t i l he

~ r r i v e d with t h e

above mentioned

group

'aboct

e week

ago'

(16th

October, 1966) .

On 2 7 t h O c t o b e r ,

1 9 8 8 , on c o n t i n u a t i o n of t h e i n r e r v i e \ r r , he s t a t e d

t h a t he had n o t s e e n Kam-Makche

f o r 5 y e a r s ~ ~ thei al r r i v e d a t h i s

f l a t two months p r e v i o u s l y w i t h Kasim ( n o t i d e n t i f i e d ) znd Mohammed


from S y r i a ( n o t i d e n t i f i e d ) who l i v e i n t h e home f o r asylum s e e k e r s i n
Hockenheim.

When i n t e r v i e w e d on 25th Asril, 1 9 8 9 , Kaplan r e v e r t e d t o t h e v e r s i o n


t h a t h e had n o t s e e n Kam-Eakche f o r 5 y e a r s u n t i l he t u r n e d up a t h i s

f l a t t o buy f o o d .

Pat t h a t i n t e r v i e w he s t a t e d t n a t he c o u l d n o t

remenber Kam-Nakche's

s u - n a a e and he r e f e r r e d t o him a s Yasin whom h e

u s e d t o meet i n t h e k d r i a Cafe i n Manheim.

Vhile

vleving

:he

ph0tograpk.s

b.e

identLfieC J l S r i l

L . Zanur.a

ss

a n o t h e r p e r s o n whom he used t o meet i n t h e A e r i a C e f e .

He f u r t h e r edds t h a t he h a s d i s c u s s e d t h e a t t a c k w i t h ZaZr

32

-.
rzsir,,

an A l g e r i a n , who3 he meets i n r h e A d r i a Czfe.

i-ie r e c o g n i s e d t h e name Abu Z u h a i r a s a man aged a b o u t 50 whor;, he used


t o meet i n O f t e r h e i n d u r i n g h i s

'business t r a v e l s . '

He s a i d t h a c

Z u h z i r had been r e f u s e d a v i s a and had been i n 14elta f o r t h e l e s c 16


months.

( n o t t h o u g h t t o be k5u Z u h a i r who i s a s s o c i a t e of Ycunes).

Kaplan was found i n p o s e s s i o n of a p a p e r w i t h t h e name ' E l i a s ' and t h e


t e l e p h o n e nunber 02325 798777.

He was a l s o i n p o s s e s s i o n o f

the

t e l e p h o n e number 02041 22269 which he e x p l a i n e d was t h a t of' Yussef


Kadorah who h a s a s n a c k b a r i n B o t t r o p .

He s t a c e s t h a z b o t h he and

Z l i a s buy goods from h i s d a u g h t e r ' S company.

I n K ~ ? l & ? ' s house 1 8 0 0 d o l l a r s were found and h e e x p l a i n e d t h a t t h e


money b e l o n g e d tc h i s d a u g h t e r z.nd was t h e r e t o pay f o r an o r d e r which

w a s b e i n g d e l i v e r e d from Lebanon.

I n December, 1988, Kaplan s p e n t 2 d a y s i n Denmark w i t h hLs d a u g h t e r


wnere t h e y were buying 200 c a r t o n s o f c h i c k e n b r e a s t s .

ANALYSIS

Kaplan a d m i t s b e i n g i n v o l v e d w i t h t h e PLO i n Lebanon, b u t d e - i e s

my

i n v o l v e m e n t w i t h any o r g a n i s a t i o n s i n c e e r r i v a l i n Gemany.

He a s s o c i a ~ e sw i t h Kam-Nakche and Zanuna i n t h e A d r i a Cefe a d t h e y


both feature i n the investigation.

The p e r s o n s ' E l i a s , ' Z u h a i r and Kadorah r e f e r r e d t o by h i r a r e n o t y e t


i d e n t i f i e d a s f e a t u r i n g i n t h e e n q u i r y b u t nay do s o a t a l a t e r a z z e .

Dalkamoni,

K'nreesat,

a l l e g e d l y t o buy goods.

Iiashen

A5essi

and

Kam-Nakche

visited

hirn

Having t r a v e l l e d a p > r o x i r n a t e l y L50 Kn from

Neuss t o Hockenheim t h e y o n l y p u r c h a s e 4 3 DK worth o f goods.

Kaplan was found i n p o s s e s s i o n cf 1800 c o l l a r s rind a l t h o u g h he h a s


g i v e n a n e x p l a n a t i o n i t does n z t s p p e a r t o have been v e r i f i e d .

CONCLUSION

httenticn
Dalkamoni,

ar;pezrs t o have been

K h r e e s a ~ , Eashen Abassi

When q u e s t i o n e d a k o u t
worth o f goods.

-,

d r a v . ~ 70 f . z ~ ? ~ by
n
2nd Kam-liakche

cn

his v l s i t h e s t a t e s t h a t t h e y

of

visit

t5.e

i6th

October,

boughr

43

DK

I t seems h i g h l y s u s p i c i o u s t h a t h a v i n g t r a v e l l e d 450

K m s , f r c n Neuss t o iiockenhein, t h e y o n l y p u r c h a s e such a s m a l l arnount


I

cf goods.

T h i s s u s p i c i o n i s s u p p o r t e d by K a p l a n ' s d i f f e r i n g v e r s i o n s

of how t h e g r o u p happened t o a r r i v e a t h i s home.

H i s versions again

d i f f e r from t h a t g i v e n by Kam-Iu'akche who s t a t e s t h a t he phoned Kapian


and t o l d him t h a t a g r o c e r from Neuss ( A b z s s i ) wes about t o visis him
and t h a r he would b r i n g h i n t o s e e Kaplan.

Kaplan musz be c l o s e l y

quesxioned w i t h a view zo e s t a b l i s h i n g t h e t r c t h e5ouz t h i s v i s i t .

K a p l a n ' s 22
i

dzugh~er rcns

wholesale

grocers.

From

K a p l a n ' s answers i t a p p e a r s t h a t s h e i m p o r t s goods from Denmark v l d


Lebanon.

year old

She a l s o s c 2 p l i e s

f o o 6 e s t a b l i s h m e n t s 2x5 t h e

a p p e a r s t o p r o v i d e i a e ~ lc o v e r f o r
may c a r e t o c a r r y ouz.

business

i l i e g z l a c t i v l r i e s which t h e y

I n t h i s c o n n e c t i c n it must be e s t a b l i s h e d who

p r o v i d e d t h e f i n a n c e f o r tine b u s i n e s s as w e l l as d e z a i l s o f v i s i t s ,
s u c h as t h e o n e s t o Dennark and T u n i s i z .

It a p p e a r s h i g h i y u n l i k e l y

t n a t one s p e n d s 1 4 days o r d e r i n g f o o d s t u f f s i n a f o r e i g n c o u n t r y o r
t n a t it r e q u i r e s two t o t r a v e l t o buy chicker. b r e a s t s .

Given t h a t

t n e t r i p t o Denmark was made i n December. 1988, Kapla? must be c l o s e l y


q u e s t i o n e d a b o u t it and any o t h e r t r i p s he h a s u n d e r t a k e n s i n c e h i s
releese.

Fhen

c ~ e s t i c n e d ztout

Kadorah, Ka;?zn

:?.e

t~le?b.one nurker

vhich

g i v e s X ~ ~ c r a h f' us l l naTe a z d e;pezrs

him h a v i n g a s n a c k b a r i n E o t t r c p , whereas wher.

:?E

?.e

..
2scr;:es

to

q u i t e open z b o u t

i s aske?

a5out

' E l i a s ' h e r o e r e l y s t a t e s tk'at h e i s a c u s t o n e r of h i s d a u g h t e r ' s .

He

must be c l o s e l y q u e s t i o n e d t o e s t a S l i s h h i s f u l l a s s o c i a t i o n wizh b o t h
persons.

The man Eadr

Bu K a s i n

must be

identified

discussion ebout t h e a t t a c k e s t a b l i s h e d

and

the

c o n t e n t of

(Dalkamonl r e f e r r e d

to

the
his

c o n v e r s a t i o n w i t h Abu Baar b e i n g l i s t e n e d t o ) .

I n one e x p l a n a t i o n a s t o D e l k a m o n i ' s v i s i t Kaplzn e l l e g e s t h a t Kassim


and Mohammed from t h e home f o r asylum s e e k e r s i n iiockenheim b r o u g h t
Kam-Nakche t o h i s f l a t .

140 one seems t o heve e n q u i r e d es t o k;no t h e y

' a r e , where h e met them, o r a n y t h i n g e l s e .

It may o r n2y n o t be t h e z Kz;;lan


a c t i n g i n t h e g u i s e of

T h i s must be r e c t i f i e e .

i s a c o u r i e r f o r t h e group while

e z r a v e i l e r f o r h i s d a u g h t e r ' s b u s i n e s s but

b e f o r e he can be e x c l u d e d from s ~ s p i c i o n he n u s z g i v e

satisfatory

e x p i a n a t i o n s t o t h e s u s p i c i o n s r e f e r r e d t o above.

D.I. D. lCcNeill
Z e s e a r c h F.oom 9 .

11il
APPEh9IX ' K '

BOKBING OF PA 103

INTERVIEW OF BASSAM R A D I AS SUSPECT

Information on Backeround/~ssociates/Activities e t c

Bassam Kinad ? < u s t z f a h c i , MA XBij LklIS;) is a German c i t i z e n .

He was

born i n Jordz-. anc wwes r a i s e d i n a P a l e s t i n i a n r e f u g e e camp.

I n 1969

he joined t h e PFL? when aged 16.

iie s e r v e d i n t h e Lebanon

a s an

a c t i v e member, mzinly emr,loyed i n t h e propaganda u n i t of t h e 'TLP.

tie

s t a y e d t h e r e u n t i l 1P74 when, he s a y s , he became d i s s i l i u s i o n e d with


t h e PFLP and r e t u ~ n e dt o Jordan.

Fie was immediately due f o r n a t i o n s 1

s e r v i c e i n t h e Jordanian &my.

he was a g z i n s t t h i s 2qd " f l e d "

to

Libya.

He remained i n Libya f o r

f e u monzhs a d

eventually e n ~ e r e d the

F e d e r s l Regublic of Gernvly (FRG) thrcugh t h e u s u a l rouze of Germm


Democratic Republic (CD?

E a s t Germmy) on 1 6 March 1975.

i i ~a p p l i e d

f o r zsylum giving 2s h i s reason t h e f a c t t h a t he d i d n o t wish t o s e r v e


i n t h e J o r d a n i a n Amy.
"programmer"

A t t h a t time he gave h i s occupation as a

He has two b r o t h e r s

MAHMOUD R L 3 1 who r e s i d e s i n AL,SIiUS, Dennark and

ABDEL-FATE RA21 who r e s i d e s i n SkRJZVO , Yugoslavia.

~ n sd i n c e 15en h ~ sst z y e d I n t h e Xanburg z r e 2 .

K i s v i f e gave b i r t h t o t h e l r s o n hIili!ED on 17.8.79

a d s i n c e t h e n Raci

h a s a f f e c t e d t h e n a r e A3U i-3!*E3 a s i s conaon a ~ o n g s tArabic p e o p l e s .

He h a s been unecplcyfd s i n c e 1981 and h a s r e c e i v e d s t a w b e n e f i t s i n c e


t h a t date.

The l a t e s t weekly amount b e i n g 232 DK.

He l i v e d , u n t i l r e c e n t l y , w i ~ hh i s w i f e a t

ITTZI6TfiXSSZ 8

b u t h a s r e c e n t l y moved t o

I E E S T R A S S Z 55

which i s a room ebove an i n n .

The i a n d l o ~ do f zne i n n i s VUiFF.

He i s t h e r e g i s t e r e S o m e r of a BKk! 320 %-CD


minibus W-TL 1304.

1922 m d a Volkswager.

Bought tine c a r i n J u n e 1988.

i n 1986 h e was h a v i n g

ul

&fair

with

a n o t h e r woman

(Katrin? n o t

i d e n t i f i e d ) , t h i s wonan gave b i r t h t o a d a u g h t e r i n 1986 i n s h o s p i t a l


i n Dusseldorf.

Not

k n o m whether

21y s o r t

of

relationship still

exists.

lie f i r s t met AEU KO5hMKED (DALKAMONI) i n December 1086 i n a p i z z e r i a


i n B e r l i n , he c e n ' t remember t h e name o f t h e p i z z e r i a b u t knows t h e
owner as ABU ZXdXIF, ( a l s o h o w n as OSKUNIj K A D 3 U R I ) .

I t s h o u i d be

nored ;hat

Ach-ea

A.bassi

In h i s

s t a t e n e r t r ~ f e r st o

working a s a w a i t e r i n t h e F i z z e r i s orrned by

ZLZA.I3

(t.2Nkli YGU!\YS).

?.;:E
.X

L.%
.

a AS;'

i<e was a f r e q u e n t v i s i t o r t o t h i s p i z z e r i a ( a 6 : ? c ) ~ rjczrne:;

by c a r

f r o 2 h i s hone i n Hamburg) and t h i s f a c t was well k n o w amcngst h i s


acquaintances.

However.

Dalkanoni,

in

his

Damascus i n December 1086.

meeting.

statement

s a y s he

first

met

Radi

in

He s a y s he gave Radi money a t t h e i r f i r s t

iie a l s o s t r e s s e d t h a t he had n o t become acquainted w i t h .

met, o r given cash t o o r paid a cheque t o Radi i n West Germany.

This

d e n i a l was maintained u n t i l h i s i n t e r v i e w on 1413 February 19E9.

He f i r s t met Adnan Younes i n 1982 i n a p i z z e r i z i n Bremen.


i n t h e p i z z e r i a was KHfiiED EL SAmI who was t h e
A h a n Younes ( m a r r i e d t o Younes' s i s t e r ) .

The

COOK

b r o t h e r in-law

of

Has met Younes on a r e g u l a r

b a s i s s i n c e 1986.

The German a u t h o r i t i e s f o n d on 2.12.86

P i l o t F ~ i tTip pens i n E e r l i ~

t h e s e were found t o c o n t a i n d e t o n a t o r s .

Raai

and

Younes

were

suspeczs i n t h i s c a s e b u t Radi was n o t prosecuted with arly o f f e n c e .

I n Harch 1988 he p a i d a v i s i t home t o J o r d m .

Be s t a t e s t h a t he w a s

i n Switzerland i n june 1988 on h o l i d a y f o r 3 or 4 days dwing which he


d i d n o t meet a y of h i s c o w a t r i o t s .

On a a a ~ eunknown t h e r e was i n t e l l e g e n c e received t h a t a meeting took


place

in

elements.

the

Lebvlon

between

the

PFLP-GC

and

Irmian

Kizbulldq

The purpose of t h e meeting was t o d i s c u s s t h e p o s s i b i l i t y

of j o i n t o p e r a t i o n s / a t t a c k s by t h e PFLP GC and t h e HIZBOLLAH, a g a i n s t


t a r g e t s s e l e c t e d (by I r a n ) of Americzn and I s r a e l t a r g e t s .

. .
The neeticg x ~ zr;enceo
s
by

AHIG.9 JiB3IS

( l e a d e r of P F L > X !

ICOIiAI~!bE3 KHFI 2

( A c t u a l CO-ordizatcr of t h e a t t a c k s )

(DkLKAl{ONI?? )
i c o u l d t h i s be Ghadanfar??)

? I<Lp_IL.

he used t h e z l i a s

NASIL KASO'JD.

(Hizbollah).

and v a r i o u s mecbers of t h e I r a n i a n Revolutionary g u a r d s .

It was decided e t t h i s meeting t o hold a f u r t h e r meeting i n j u l y 1968


i n S w i t z e r l a n d t o f i n a l i s e arrangements.
( I t should be z o t e d t h a t t h e s h o o t i n g down of t h e I r a n i a n Jumbo t o o k
p l a c e i n t h e f i r s t week of J u l y ) .

Radi e n t e r e d S r i t z e r l a n d on 24.6.85 az EWKISI-:Offlu' (though;

t o be n e a r

Lake Constvlce b o r d e r a r e a ) .

He 'had bought

Youth E o s t e l Card on P3 June 1985.

He was t r a v e l l i n g d o n e and h i s mode of t r a v e l i s unknown.

He i s i n p o s s e s s i o n

of

a c a r s t i c k e r VIGNETTE

which

u n r e s t r i c t e d passage on t h e motorways of S w i t z e r l a n d
was v a l i d i.12.87

ellows

free

t h i s Vignette

31.1.89.

He a l s o had t h e t e i e p h o n e number of a " l i f t " agency i n Geneva i n h i s


possession.
fee.

This agency a r r a n g e s l i f t s w i t h S w i t z e r l a n d f o r a s m a l l

On a d a t e unkrlo-m he was g i v e n a r a i l w a y t i c k e t (Munich - Harn~urg) by


HAYTXAM EL CHANA o s t e n s i b l y f o r Radi t o s e l l .
(Was t h i s t i c k e r used t o g e t from Hamburg

Munich on h i s t r i p t o

Switzerland?).

I n Augusr; 1988 he was p a i d a v i s i t by SALAH RAMAHA,

P0LENSGA.DE 1,

COPENHAGEN, DENNARK, t h i s man g a v e him a sum o f money i n e x c e s s o f 800

DM and a TV remote c o n t r o l u n i t .
new c o n t r o l u n i t .

He was a l l e g e d l y s u p p o s e d t o buy a

The c o n t r o l u n i t was l a t e r f o u n d i n h i s p r o p e r t y .

About 5 t h o r 6 t h o f O c t o b e r 1988 Dalkamoni phoned Radi a t h i s home i n


Hamburg.

ile s a i d he was i n B e r l i n and a s k e d Radi t o buy a !~!ercedes

c a r i n t h e 7000

8000 DM r e g i o n .

Radi s a i d he would n e e d money.

Arranged t o n e e t i n F r a n k f u r t where Radi was a s s i s t i n g a t a Book F a i r


on t h e 8 , 9 , 1 0 ( S a t u r d a y , Sunday, Monday) o f O c t o b e r 1 9 8 8 .

Radi was " i n s t r u c t e d " t o c a l l t h e M c z z a r e l l a p i z z e r i a (~diiar.Younes)


and a s k ' f o r Dalkanoni.

He would t h e n be t o l d where r;o n e e t Dalkamoni.

On 9 O c t o b e r he phoned and was " i n s t r u c t e d " t o meet Dalkamoni i n t h e


S t a t i o n Restaurant a t Kassel.

He d r o v e up t h e r e ( a 3-4

hour journey)

and n e t Dalkamoni.

Dalkarnoni e x p l a i r e d t h a t he had wanted t o t r a n s f e r money t o " n d i by


cheque b u t d i d c t t

know h i s a c c o u n t number.

He " i n s t r u c t e d "

phone M o z z a r e l l a p i z z e r i a and l e a v e a c c o u n t n c n b e r

there.

a r r a n g e d t h a t t h e money would be t r a n s f e r r e d f r o n t h e r e .

him t o
E-:e had

Arrangements were a l s o nade f o r Dalkamoni t o meet Radi i n Hanjurg on


3adi ' S r eturn.

F o l l o w i n g t h i s n e e t i n g Radi d r o v e back t o F r a n k f u r t
journey)

Two

( a n o t h e r 3-4 hour

days

latlr

transferred

Dalkamoni

it had n o t .

was p a i d i n ( 2 4 . 1 0 . 9 8 ) .

phoned

to

see

if

the

money

had

been

He t h e n phoned e v e r y day u n t i l t h e money


He r e n i n d e d D a l k a n o n i d u r i n g o n e of t h e s e

t e l e p h o n e c a l l s t h a t t h e t r a n s f e r of money was o n l y t o be 4000 DM and


y e t he wanted s 7000

8000 DM c a r .

Dalkamoni a r r a ~ g e da n e e t i n g i n GIESSEN b u t d i d n o t s e t a d a t e .

The

a c t u a l d a t e was a r r a n g e d t h r o u g h t h e " M o z z a r e l l a " f o r t h e e v e n i n g o f


1 9 O c t o b e r 1988.

Radi d r o v e t o G i e s s e n on t h e a f t e r n o o n o f 19.10.88, h e t r a v e l l e d a l o n e
on what would be a 4-5 h o u r j o u r n e y .

He s t o p p e d halfway and agair,

t e l e p h o n e d t h e 3 l o z z a r e l l a i n B e r l i n t o i n f o r m them h e would be 1 h o u r
l a t e i n arriving.

He was t o l d t h a t Dalkanoni would a l s o be 1 a t . e .

They e v e n t u a l l y met a t 2010 i n t h e r e s t a u r a n t o f t h e s t a t i o n .

Radi

h a 6 a m e a l , D ~ l k a c o n i handed o v e r 3000 DM a n d t h e n b o t h went f o r a


walk.

They h e l d an "animated" c o n v e r s a t i o n f o r a b o u t 20 m i n u t e s on a

f o c t b r i d g e over t h e railway t r a c k s .

Radi t h e n drove hone, a r r i v i n g t t e r e i n t h e e a r l y h o u r s of t h e a o r n i n g


of t h e 20 O c t c k e r .

On 24/25 October b o t h 2 a d i and h i s w i f e becane aware of b e i n g f o l l o w e d

and c o n t a c t e d t h e i r l a w y e r .

Cn 25 O c t o b e r 1988 t h e house a ~ dc a r of Radi


G e r ~ v la u t h o r i t i e s .
c u s zod y

was

s e a r c h e d by

the

Radi was a r r e s t e d a 1 1205 and t a k e n ; n r o p o l i c e

He 7.ade a s t a t e m e n t and was a s k e d v a r i o u s q u e s t i o n s .

Se was asked

v h e ~ h e rh e 'mew t h e f o l l o w i n g : -

ABU XOHAMMED (DALKAMONI )

XAFSZ MOHAM!rED HUSSEIN (DALKAMONI)


ALCEA B A A N I
COVA

( GHADANF m )

KHREZSAT
YOU?ES
HASXZM ABASSI
MARTIN KADORAH
KAM-NAKCHE
AHbEil AL AC'rIMED

HAJ HASSEM DALKAMONI


ABDUL FATTAH GHADANFAR

I n xhe b o o t o f h i s BWd c a r a n ADLER bag was found which c o n t a i n e d a


jacket.

Within t h e j a c k e t were v a r i o u s a r t i c l e s i n c l u d i n g a p a i r of

g l a s s e s and a number of k e y s .

One o f t h e s e keys f i t t e d t h e l o c k of

t h e d o o r t o SAFDWEG 28 where a c a c h e o f weapons e t c were found.

?.ad:
well.

d e n i e d knowledge of t h e j a c k e t .

He ' r i e d

He does n o t however wear g l a s s e s .

i t on and i t f i t f e ? h i n

11'7
He gave t h e e q l a n a t i o n t h a t
n i s e a k e a:

the

bag ha6 been

put

in his

c a r by

a seminar he had o r g a n i s e d t h e p r e v i o u s week-ezd

(22/23

Adnan Younes had a t t e n d e d t h i s seminar a s a member of t h e a u d i e n c e but


Dalkamoni had n o t .

It

later

zranspired

ill-fitting)
newspapers

t h a t Dalkamoni

and c o n t e n t s

were

claimed

his.

AL XAJkLSA and AL FO3SAN

In
(Z

the
the

jacker;
jacket

wonder

what

(which was
were

date

was

Arab
on

these?).

Examination of

h i s passport

revealed

substantial

f r e q u e n c y , which, f o r an unemployed man did n o t f i t .

travel

a d

of

When q u e s t i o n e d

he s a i d it was because he was a " j o u r n a l i s t " and he had a b r o t h e r i n


Denmark and one i n Yugoslavia.

The amount o f t r a v e l through t h e GDR i s p a r t i c u a r l y f r e q u e n t and would


appear t o perhaps be h i s many v i s i t s t o t h e Mozzarella p i z z e r i a of

Adnan Younes.

Radi was again s e e n i n January 1989 and A p r i l 1989 b u t r e f u s e d t o g i v e


any s t a t e n e n t t o t h e a u t h o r i t i e s .

ANALYSIS

3alkamoni i s a s e l f - c o n f e s s e d s e n i o r o p e r a t i v e o f

t h e PFLP-GC.

His

d e p u t y Abdel G h ~ d a ~ f awculd
r
a l s o a p p e a r t o be q u i t e s e n i o r i n t h e
set-up

( b u t j u n i o r t o Dalkamoni).

When a r r e s t e d on 26.10.88

ci' 2 a l k a m o n i t s (who was a r r e s t e d

with

Kreesat) vehicle

TOSHIBA 3ombeat r a d i o i n t h e b o o t o f t h e c a r .
2s

a search

revealed

T h i s r a d i o was primed

a bomb f o r u s e i n an a i r c r a f t and was s i m i l a r t o t h e o n e which i s

s t r o n g l y s u s p e c t e d o f h a v i n g been p l a c e d on b o a r d Pan h 1 0 3 and which


l a t e r e x p l o d e d b r i n g i n g down t h e p l a n e and k i l l i n g 259 p a s s e n g e r s and

11 o t h e r p e o p l e on t h e ground i n L o c k e r b i e .

Dalkamoni, t h r o u g h h i s p o s i t i o n a s a s e n i o r o f f i c e r o f t h e ?FL?-GC had

a wide

ranging

and

extensive

list

of

contacts

who

although

not

" o f f i c i a l " members were p a i d money t o assist i n a c a u s e i n which t h e y


b e l i e v e d i e The d e a t h and d e s t r u c t i o n o f I s r a e l i and American t a r g e t s .

One o f t h e s e c o n t a c t s i s BASSAM AHMAD MUSTAFA RADI a l s o known a s ABU


AYMED. - R a d i was w e l l known i n PFLP c i r c l e s and was on a c t i v e s e r v i c e
i n t h e Lebanon f o r 5 y e a r s up u n t i l t h e a g e o f 21.

He h a s o b v i o u s l y

been s e l e c t e d by t h e l e a d e r s f o r t a s k s o t h e r t h a n b e i n g a mere f o o t
soldier.
October

H i s o r g a n i s a t i o n s k i l l s ( h e o r g a n i s e d t h e Seminar on 22/23
1 9 8 8 ) were

good,

h e had

contacts

ir.

Sweder.,

Dennzrk

ard

Y ~ g o s l a v i aa s w e l l as i n FRG and w a s u n d o u b t e d l y s e n t by t h e PFLP-GC


a s a s p o n s o r e d i n d i v i d u a l i n t o FRG t o o r g a n i s e a P a l e s t i n i a n c e l l o f
t h e TFLP-GC i n t 5 e n o r t h of Geraany t o c o ~ p l i m e ~t ht o s e alread:r s e t up
b:y Younes i n B e r l i n &id Abassi i n F r a n k f u r t and t h o s e p l a r n e d f o r t h e

f u r u r e ( Y a r t i n Kadorah i n X0ntar.a Bar

Osnabruck).

2adi

is p o s s i b l y t h e link-man

between t h e P . G groups

and t h o s e i n

The 3 o r 4 day t r i p t o S w i t z e r l a n d a l o n e ( i e wichout h i s w i f e / c h i l d )

i s a l s o s i g n i f i c a n t when it i s coupled w i t h t h e i n t e l l i g e n c e g a t h e r e d
r e g a r d i n g a meeting i n Geneva between

PFLT-GC

hierzrchy

mLd Irvl

H i z b o l l a h group.

Ee was r e l e a s e d from custody a f t e r a few days around about t h e end of


October 1388.

CONCLUSION

Of a l l t h e c h a r a c t e r s i n t h e PFLT-GC group who were a t l a r g e p r i o r t o


21.12.88,

3adi

must

be

one

of

the

top

or

who

had

the

o r g z ? i s a z i o n a l a b i l i t y t o c a r r y o u t those i n s t r u c t i o n s a l r e a d y given
by Dalkamoni.

The meetings t h a t he had w i t h Dalkamoni w h i l s t under

s u r v e i l l a n c e on 19.10.88 nay have been t h e meeting t h a t decided t h e


hand-over of t h e I . E . D .

f o r t h e s e l e c t e d t a r g e t s from t h e p r e p a r a t i o n

team t o t h e m i l i t a r y wing.

S i n c e t h e bombing he has r e f u s e d a l l

r e q u e s t s fo? s t a t e m e n t s on a v o l u n t a r y b a s i s .
contact

wi:h

Adnan

Younes

a d

perhaps

He h a s maintained c l o s e
even

more

significantly

Dalkamoni has gone t o g r e a t lengzhs t o deny any c o n t a c t whatsoever


with RADI, i n t h e F e d e r a l Fiepublic, u n t i l l a t e r i n t e r v i e w s perhaps i n
an a t t e m p t t o exclude RADI from t h e a t t e n t i o n of t h e a u t h o r i t i e s .

He i s an extremely a c t i v e and e x t e n s i v e l y

travelled

person

who

is

probably on t h e middle-management s t r u c t u r e of t h e PFLP-GC and a s such


must be regarded as a s t r o n g s u s p e c t i n t h e bombing of PA103.

Sgbrnitted by D.C.

John Crawford
Research Room 9

121
APPENDIX ' L '

BOMBING OF PA 1 0 3
INTERVIEW OF PETER GUSTAV THIEL AS SUSPECT

I n f o r m a t i o n on ~ackground/~ssociates/~ctivities
etc

P e t e r T h i e l i s a s i n g l e man who C O - h a b i t s w i t h C h r i s t i n e D r a i s b a c h ,
born 18.10.66,

a t 1 0 Reichenberger S t r a s s e , Kelsterbach.

m i l e s from F r a n k f u r x A i r p o r t ) .

(approx.

1%

i s a 5asement f l a t owned by

This

D r a i s b a c h ' s f a t h e r who r e s i d e s i n t h e upper s t a r e y a t t h a t a d d r e s s .


1 0 Reichenberger S t r a s s e , T h i e l has a garage i n

I n t h e v i c i n i t y of

which he c a r r i e s o u t r e p a i r s t o motor v e h i c l e s a s a s i d e l i n e t o h i s
main o c c u p a t i o n o f v e h i c l e s e r v i c e a t t e n d z ~ t . T h i s g a r a g e a p p e a r s t o
be

well

equipped

vehicles

if

to

carry

required,

out

major

its

although

repairs
exact

and

alterations

wherozbouts

are

to
not

specified.

Thiel

i s known t o M a r t i n Kadorah

(idenzified) i n his

c a p a c i t y of

He w a s d e t a i n e d by BKA o f f i c e r s on 2 6 t h October

vehicle repairer.

1988 and a s e a r c h was made of h i s f l a t .

I t was found t h a t he h a s an

a n s w e r i n g machine a t t a c h e d t o t h e t e l e p h o n e t h e r e and t h e r e c o r d i n g
t a p e was

seized a s

Production.

There were

found t o be

nine

i n c o n i n g c a l l s on t h e t a p e , t h e f i r s t o f which was f r o n a p e r s o n by
t h e name o f Menhaus

( i d e n t i t y unkr,o3n) who s c g g e s t s t o T h i e l t h a t a

' m a t t e r ' h a s been s e t t l e d by Menhaus' w i f e by t h e p a y c e n t o f 2000 DM.


The n e x t two c a l l s a r e f r o n an i n d i v i d z a l xho g i v e s t h e home t e l e p h o n e
number of M a r t i n Kadorah a s k i n g t h a t T h i e l c a l l him back.

A further

two

as

calls

are

fron

female

who

identifies

herself

'Gabi'

two

calls

are

from

female

vho

identifies

herself

as

'Gabi'

{ G a b r i e l l e Kadorah, w i l e o f M a r t i n ) and s t a t e s s h e i s t h e g i r l f r i e n d
of

Ahned.

photograph).

(Thiel

later

identifies

Xirned

as

Martin

Kadorah

by

Gabi i n f o r m s T h i e l t h a t s h o u l d Ahrned (Kadorah) c o n t a c t

him he s h o u l d t e l l Ahmed t o phone home i n m e d i a t e l y a s a f r i e n d from


L l n d e n f e l s (Dalkamoni) was a t t h e house w a i t i n g f o r him.
again

and

left

the

message

3.20

"At

at

the

Gabi phoned
Pendy

Xarkt,

3 e r n a d d o t t e s t r a s s e " and i n a l a t e r c a l l s h e i n d i c a t e s t h a t something

is on i t s way t:, T h i e l by 2.30 p.m. when


-md he s h o u l d c o n t a c t X a d o r a h ' s number.
z? u n i d e n t i f i e d male xho r e q u e s t s

27

a p p o i n t m e n t h a s been made

F u r t h e r c a l l s a r e made from

t h a t 3 i e l s h o u l d phone h i n back

l a t e r t h a t evening.

During t h e i n t e r v i e w o f 26.10.88

T h i e l s t a t e s t h a t t h e p e r s o n he 'mows

a s 'Ahmed' r e f e r r e d t o i n t h e t e l e p h o n e c o n v e r s a t i o n i s a c a r d e a l e r
whom h e met i n a b a r .
identifies

Martin

When shown p h o t o g r a p h s o f t h e PFLP-GC group he

' Ahmed. '

as

Kadorah

When

asked

about

a p p o i n t m e n t t h a t a f t e r n o o n T h i o l g i v e s two d i f f e r i n g a c c o u n t s .

the
On

26.10.88 he s t a t e s t h a t he met an unkyom woman and man i n F r a n k f u r t


where he l o o k e d a t a Volkswagen P a s s a t w i t h a view t o c a r r y i n g o u t a
r e p a i r t o t h e exhaust.

On 25.1.89

he s t a t e s t h a t he met Ahmed's

g i r l f r i e n d , who was on h e r own a t t h e t i n e .


T h i e l was u s i n g and t h e y

drove

around t h e

She e n t e r e d t h e c a r
Bernaddottestrasse area

l o o k i n g f o r t h e Volkswagen P a s s a t which was t o be r e p a i r e d b u t were


unable t o f i n d it.

Thiel

denies

t h a t he

received

a n y t h i n g from

r h n e d ' s g i r l f r i e n d a t t h i s meeting.
2 . e Volkswagen P a s s a t motor c a r r e g i s t e r e d number FB ED 675 was s e i z e d
by 3KA

i n Bernzddottestrasse

graznes of heroin inside.

and found t o c o n t a i n
m.

l n i s vehicle

was

a bag w i t h 48

purchased

by Martin

Kaiorah i n a p r i v a t e s a l e from a T u r k i s h n a t i o n a l Ahmed Boz!&urt,

born

123
6.1.25

who r e s i d e d

i2

3ad Net~skeirn and h a s n o t Seen i n t e r v i e w e d by

P o l i c e a s he d e c i d e d t o r e c u r 2 t o Turkey by bus e a r l y i n O c t o b e r ,
1988.

ANALYSIS

T h i e l ' s hone t o m of K e s l t e r b a c h l i e s i n c l o s e p r o x i m i t y t o F r a n k f u r t
Airport.

The

exact

location

of

h i s garage,

the

nature

of

his

o c c u p a t i o n a d a l s o t h e t y p e of b u s i n e s s conducted by h i s employers ( a
nay be s i g n i f i c a n t t o t h e e n q u i r y .

company c a l l e d Pans-Europezn-Car)

With r e g a r d t o t h e answering machine, T h i e l s t a t e s t h a t he checks t h e


t a p e f o r incoming c a l l s from ' t i n e t o t i m e ' s u g g e s t i n g t h a t he has no
regular

rouzine

in

this

respect.

This

makes

it

difficult

e s t a b l i s h when t h e v a r i o u s c a l l s on t h e t a p e were made.


defeats

the

purpose

of

having

i r r e g u l a r l y a s he makes o u t .
meeting a t 3.20 p.m.

the

machine

if

he

checks

to

It a l s o
it

as

The c a l l from ' G a b i ' r e l a t i n g t o t h e

a t Pendy ?*larkt which T h i e l s t a t e s was f o r 2 1 s t

October 1988, i n d i c a t e s t h a t t h e t a p e must have been i n t h e machine


f o r a minimum of f i v e days w i t h o u t being c l e a n e d .

With r e g a r d t o t h e c a l l s on t h e t a p e each of t h e i n d i v i d u a l s r e q u i r e
t o be i n t e r v i e w e d t o examine t h e i r p o s s i b l e c o n n e c t i o n w i t h T h i e l or
t h e PFLP-GC c e l l .

The i n d i v i d u a l 'Henhaus' s t a t e s i n t h e f i r s t c a l l

t h a t t h e ' m a t t e r ' h a s been s e t t l e d by t h e payment of 2000 DM t o Thiel


by Menhaus' wife.

I n a n o t h e r c a l l t h e t e l e p h o n e number 57600 i s l e f t

by t h e c a l l e r a s a c a l l back nucber.

A s u b s c r i b e r check i s r e q u i r e d

f o r t h i s nunber a s it i s unknown i n t h e Gernai i n f o r m a t i o n .

When shorn photographs of t h e pe-socs

a-rested

on 26th October. 1988,

T h i e l i d e n t i f i e s Martin Kadorah a s t h e person he knows a s 'Ahned'.


The

fenale

girlfriend'

c ~ l l e r who

identifies

herself

is t h o u g h t t o be G a b r i e l l e Kadorah,

as

'Gabi,'

Ahmed's

t h e wife of' Martin

P , i e l i s on f a i r l y c l o s e t e r m w i t h Martin Kadorah ayd must

Xadorah.

It is u n l i k e l y t h a t i f Gabi was G a b r i e l l e Kadorah s h e

l ~ o wh i s w l f e .

I t a a y be

would d e s c r i b e h e r s e l 2 a s Ahrned's g i r l f r i e n d on t h e phone.

t h a t T h i e l has t a k e n t h e e a s y o p t i o n by t e l l i n g BKA t h a t Kadorah is


L5med r a t h e r t h z n r e v e a l =he t r u e i d e n t i x y of t h a t i n d i v i d u a l .

I n t h e 26.10.88 i n t e r v i e w T h i e l informed 3 K A t h a t when he went t o t h e


pre-arranged

meeting

place

he

net

an

unknown

man

and

wonan

and

examined a Volkswagen P a s s a t with a view t o r e p a i r i n g t h e e x h a u s t .


During 25.1.89 i n t e r v i e w he s t a t e s t h a t he met Ahmed's g i r l f r i e n d who
was on h e r own.

She e n t e r e d t h e v e h i c i e he was d r i v i n g a t r h e time

a i d t o g e t h e r t h e y drove =ound

the Bernadottestrasse area iooklng f o r

t h e Volkswagen P a s s a t which he was t o r e p a i r .


r e c e i v e d m y t h i n g e i t h e r from t h e
girlfriend.

couple

T h i e l d e n i e s c h a t he

he

met

or

from

Ahmed's

This meeting a p p e a r s on t h e f a c e of it t o be c o c 3 l e t e l y

pointless.

The Volkswagen P a s s a t motor c a r r e g i s t e r e d number F8 ED 675 was s e i z e d


by BKA o f f i c e r s on 26.10.88.

On examination it was found t o c o n t a i n


T h i s v e h i c l e was purchased by Martin

a Sag of 48 grammes of h e r o i n .
Kadorah from

Turkish

national

Ahmea

Bozkhurt,

born

6.1.26

r e s i d e d i n Bad Naushein w,d h a s n o t been i n t e r v i e w e d by P o l i c e .

who

He

r e t u r n e d t o h i s n a t i v e Turkey by bus i n e a r l y October 1988 l e a v i n g h i s


f a x i l y i n Germany.

On 24.10.88 Martin Kadorah l e f t FRG t o t r a v e l t o

Ycgoslavia on t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s of Dalkaaoni.

Kadorah s t a t e s t h a t t h e

Vclksvagec ? a s s a t was t o be r e p a i r e d du-ing h i s a b s e n c e , howe-.'er,


aFpears

that

Thiel

did

not

receive

the

car

prior

to

it

Kaciorah's

d s 3 a r t u r e a s it xas icgouzded i n F ~ e r n a d o t t e s t r a s s e , F r a n k f u r t .

.
S e z r i n g i n r i n d t h a t i.b.1 F l i e s was k z c m t o te ir. :rer.kf,?

t i ~ eo f

he m e e t i n g which T h i e l d e s c r i b e s , i t r.ay

~ r 0 l ; r . i -,LE

tnzt i d e n ~ l f i c a t l o n

2nd i n t e r v i e w of tb.e unknown f e m a l e wouid s h e d so7.e l i g h t on t h e r z l e


(unidentified) a t the reeting.

T h i s f e n a l e was g i v e n T h i e l ' s name

and a d d r e s s by T h i e l ' s f o r m e r b o s s a d s h o u l d n o t be
trace.

difficult to

CONCLUSION

B e a r i n g i n ~ l n d t h a t G a b r i e l l e Kzdcrah
heroin

addicts

a n 6 t h e f i n d i n g of

the

and h e r

s i s t e r Marion are

quantity

of

heroin

in

the

Volksragen P a s s a t , i t Fay be t h a t T h i e l i s i n v o l v e d w i t h t h i s g r o u p
through fund-raisirg

by

the

supply of

drugs r s t h e r

active participvlt in terrorist activities.

the? b e i n g

an

T h i s q u e s t i o n and t h e

many o t h e r q u e s t i o n s which a r i s e a s a r e s u l t of t h e d i s c r e - , a n c i e s and


a n o m a l i e s i n h i s s t e r e m e n t s c a n o n l y be answered by a r e - i c r e r v i e w .

S u b m i t t e d by D e t e c t i v e Sergeant P. Avent.
R e s e a r c h Room 9.

BOMBING OF PA 103

INTERVIEW OF ADNAN YOUNES AS SUSPECT

Information on Background/Associates/Activities e t c

Adnan Younes w a s born on 8 t h March 1954 i n Homs,

Syria.

fie

is

P a l e s t i n i a n r a t h e r t h a n S y r i a n and i s d e s c r i b e d a s s t a r e l e s s on h i s
passport.

h e i s one of t e n c h i l d r e n .

l i f e but h i s call-up

L i t t l e i s known cf h i s e a r l y

f o r t h e P a l e s t i n i a n Army was d e f e r r e d i n 1973,

because he was s t i l l a t s c h o o l / c o l l e g e .

His

activities

apparently

between

involved

1973

military

and

1979

training

s t a t e m e n t s made by Haj Dalkamouni

are

largely

unknown

and

experience.

and 3aschom A b a s s i ,

but
From

curing t h a t

p e r i o d Younes worked a s a? i n s t r u c z o r a t a P a l e s t i n i a n r a i n i n g camp


and i n

ul

e x p l o s i o n r e c e i v e d s u 5 s t v l t i a l i n j u r i e s whereby he l o s t a l l

t h e f i n g e r s of b o t h hands u l d h i s l e f t eye.

I n 2anuary 1980, Younes s r r i v e d . i n West Germany 2nd v e r y q u i c k l y


married a German g i r l , EDELTRAUD JOHANNA WICK o r YOUNZS, born 22.1.51

a t Walldeun.
c h i l d r e n of

They were married i n A p r i l , 1989.


the

union,

FILISTIN ,

born

27. E . 8 2 ,

There a r e zwo

z?d

K.:2IAK,

born

25.2.84.

HASCEEK L-BASSI a r r i v e d i n Germany i n 1983 a d zwice s t a y e a w i t h Younes


i n Berlin.

-,

12
I n l a t e 1583, Younes was z b l e t o l e a s e t h e p r e n i s e s FIZZZF.IA. E L K.:.3E,
Vor dem S t e i r i t o r 1 3 2 , 26C3 Ereren.

5213 he

r.ot

i - a r r i e d a Gerr!an

n a t i o n a l t h i s would n o t have been p e r m i t t e d due t o r e s t r i c z i o z s on


f o r e i g n e r s i n cornnerce.

The p r i c e of t h e

was D . M .

establishment

,here a r e
"

6 8 , 4 0 0 ( 3 0 , 0 0 0 ) , a s u b s t a n t i a l sum, even more s o i n 1983.

no i n d i c a t i o n s where t h e funding f o r t h i s e n t e r p r i s e o r i g i n a t e d from,


no s i g n s o f bank l o a n s e t c . ,

i n h i s p e r s o n a l p a p e r s s e i z e d by B . K . A .

f o l l o w i n g s e a r c h e s of h i s premises.

There a r e no t r a v e l documents a v a i l a b l e f o r Younes p r i o r t o 1986, b u t

-.

s i n c e t h a t time h i s p a s s p o r t shows a t o t e 1 of f i f t y e n t r y / e x i t s t a n ? s ,
proof

of

Austria,

extensive
Sweden,

travel.

Greece

and

Countries
Arab

visited

countries.

include

His

Denriark.

p a s s p o r ~ is

c u r r e n t l y t h e s u b j e c t of a n a l y s i s .

I n December 1986, a number of f e l t r i p pens were r e c o v e r e d i n


B e r l i n a r e z which were found

TO

contain detonatcrs/primers.

the

IT i s

b e l i e v e d t h a t t h e s e d e v i c e s were t o be used i n a t x a c k s on z h e Jewish


Community o r t h e E u r o p a c e n t e r , B e r l i n .
Younes , h i s g i r l f r i e n d

Kuadelsmann,

Accused i n t h i s i n c i d e n z were
Ha j Dalkamouni 2nd

mother

of

Younes' c l o s e f r i e n d s , Bassam Radi.

On 1 3 t h June 1987, h i s marriage was d i s s o l v e d and he a p p a r e n t l y took


up r e s i d e n c e w i t h n i s " l i f e t i m e companion" WIEBKE SUShNNE KLDLZLSiGNN,
born 1 6 . 8 . 59

a t Walsrode, h kjeiberp 3, 3032 F a l l i n g b o s t e l .

Kudaelsmann i s a e s c r i b e d

Viss

as t h e owner of t h e P i z z e r i a K o z z a r e l l a ,

Johann S i g i s m u n a s t r 1 3 , 1000 B e r l i n 3 1 , a l t h o u g h Younes is b e l i e v e d t o


be behind t h e b u s i n e s s .

I n mid iC57, Y c ~ r . e s , who i s a l s o k n o m k:*. t h e rame ASu Ysrek. s x a y e d


w i t h Easchern ASessi a t 1 6 I s a r s t r a s s e , Iieuss,

here

2alkarnc:r.i

axd

K h r e e s a t s t a y e d u h i l e making e x p l o s i v e d e v i c e s .

Younes a p p e a r s t o have a n e x t e n s i v e l i s t o f a s s o c i a t e s , t h e r . a j o r i t y
Palestinian.
particuler.

Xe is c l o s e l y a s s o c i a z e d u i t h Dalkamouni a i d F.sdi i n

ANALYSIS

From

yoath,

Y o u ~ e s appezrs

to

hrve

had

en

~ n ~ c l u e ~ , fx ~i t.hz t h e

P a l e s t i n i a n cause r e s u l t i n g i n s e v e r e i n j u r i e s followizg m explosion


i n a P a l e s t i n i a n t r a i n i n g caEp between 1 9 7 3 and 1970.

es

"robably

r e s u l t of h i s d i s a b l e m e n t end h i s commitment t o t h e c a u s e , h e was s e n t


t o K e s t Germany where

he

background i n B e r l i n .

He s p e n t t h e n e x t two o r t h r e e y e a r s g a i n i n g

quickly

married

and

c r e d i b i l i t y and a f t e r s e v e r a l a t t e m p t s managed

*a

becane p a r t

TO

of

The

overcome o f f i c i a l

d i f f i c u l t i e s and was a l l o w e d t o buy a P i z z e r i a b u s i n e s s i n Bremen.


T h i s b u s i n e s s c o s t 3.K. 6 8 , 4 0 0 ,

substantial

layout

there

2nd

is

n o t h i n g t o i n d i c a t e t h a t i t was f i n a n c e d by l e g i t i m a t e m e a s .

It

appears

pastime.

that

Younes

travelled

extensively,

again

zr~ e x p e n s i v e

h e t r a v e l l e d t o Sweden and Denrnzrk where PFLP-GC

knoun t o be e s t a b l i s h e d .

Younes

'

cells are

s i s t e r i s married t o Kadir Abassi

w h i l e Haschen A b z s s i ' s w i f e and D a l k a m o u n i ' s w i f e a r e s i s r e r s , s o t h e


t i e s b e ~ w e e nthem a r e q u i t e s t r o n g .

Younes i s known t o be a c h v l n e l o f communication betweec members.


Messages

are

left

with

him

between

Dalkamouni

vld

Radi.

These

messages i n c l u d e d a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r m e e t i n g s and bank a c c o u n t numbers


s o that

money

couid

be

transferred

from

Dalkamouni,

the

finance

o f f i c e r of t h e PFLP-GC.

Younes' d e t e n t i o n f o l i o w i n g t h e f i n d i n g o f d e t o n a t o r s i n B e r l i n , a l o n g
with

his

girlfriend

Kuddelsmann,

indicates

i n v o l v e m e n t w i t h t e r r o r i s m &id PFLP-GC.
l i n k i n g Younes t o t h e

'pens '

incident.

t h a t a c e r t a i n P.bu Zhanarr, r e p o r t e d

further

recent

active

Other informetion e x i s t s

I t was l e a r n e d o f f i c i a l l y

t o Dalkamouni

on

26th

October.

1988, t:-..at he ;-..ad 1 4 -,er,s,


ra~e82n.

13 of

~:?;ch t.e !-.as g i v e n t o a c e r r a i r .

I n k'0ur.e~' t e l e p h o n e index i s t h e n a r e ar,d acidress K?:?nee

F,arnz&in, K n i e h c f s t r e s s e 26, l 0 0 0 B e r l i n 42.


S

When Younes' house xes s e a r c h e d and he was d e t z i n e d i n O c t o b e r , 1968,


t h e r e were f u r t h e r e x h i b i t s t r a c e d which i d e n ~ i f ghim t o o t h e r memSers
Tnese i n c l u d e :-

of t h e FFLP-GC.

Several

references

Dalkamouni

under

in
a

notebook

number

of

2nd

address

his

aliases,

c o n t a c t t e l e p h o n e numbers i n B e l g r a j e

and

book

to

including

elsewhere.

When Dalkamouni was a r r e s t e d i n October, t h e v e h i c l e he


was u s i n g w a s found t o c o n t a i n a Toshiba r a d i o c a s s e t t e
which

recorder

had

explosive device.

Several
Ei2ssa.q

converted

into

an

in

nozebooks

~ r l d address

c i o s e a s s o c i a z e of
evidence

linking

to

Bassarii

Youyes and Dalkamouni.


Radi

Dalkamouni a a m i t s t o membership.

with

PFLP-GC

wkile

RaBi was a l s o found. i n

p o s s e s s i o n o f bank s t a t e m e n t s and r e c e i p t s

relazing t o

Kuddelsmann bought a c a r from Radi.

References i n notebooks t o Haschem Abassi,


and

books

F a d i a i d h i s b r o t h e r Kanmoud i n Denmark,

is

Younes.

improvised

h i d e n t i c a l d e v i c e was used t o d e s t r o y

references

Radi i s
There

been

Mchammed

Scancanavian

Abassi.
telephone

Nadir
numbers

Nadir

z?d

Mohammed

beside

their

Abassi
nave
names.

Haschem Abassi occupied t h e f l a t a t I s a r s t r a s s e 10, which


he allowed Dzlkanouni and K n r e e s z t t o u s e f o r t h e p u r p o s e
of making e x p l o s i v e d e v i c e s .

,-n
?.ET~ r e z c e st o !-Itr"

-ca!kacouni

Xadorah who i s a n o r k e r a s s o c i a z e c f

and ~ l s ob e l i e v e d a mer,jer o f t h e TTLF-GC.

A l e r t e r from Younes t o "Georges"

! p c s s i D l e George Ea'c\as:?,

t h e l e s d e r o f FFLP) e s p o u s i n g t h e P a l e s t i n i a n c a u s e , which
ends " V i c t o r y t o t h e r e v o l u t i o n a r i e s a d c p p r e s s e d . "
A. t e l e p h o n e n u r h e r and c o n t a c t a d d r e s s f o r Abu Zuheir
,-.

ioscana P i z z e r i a ,

1000 B e r l i n 51.

Dalkanouni

st

arraaged

n e e t i n g s w i t h R a d i , t h r o u g h Younes, a t t h i s e s t a b l i s h m e n t .
i k ~ h e i rwas a l s o employed a t t h e P i z z e r i a M o z a r e l i z and i t
r,ay w e l l be t h a t Younes i s b e h i n d t h i s b u s i n e s s a l s o .

-r r o n

brief

examination of

h i s bank

accounts,

Younes

r r a n s i e r r e d l a r g e sums o f money on a r e g u l a r b a s i s t o t h e
I'iddle

East.

Vnen t h e p r e m i s e s

a t Danckelnannstrasse

were

searched,

o f f i c e r s found 2 s i a b s o f a y e l l o w s t i c k y s u b s t m c e which
t h e y t h o u g h t might have been e x p l o s i v e o r d r u g s b u t which
t u r n e d o u t t o be c r i e d a p r i c o t s and f r u c t o s e .
51 m u s u a l

T h i s was

f i n d g i v e n t:he c i r c u m s x a n c e s 27d t h e shape cf

the a r ~ i c l e s .

The normal u s a g e cf s u c h f o o d s t u f f s would

n o t be a s s o c i a ~ e d w i t h a s i n g l e man,

seldom a t home.

Tnere h a s been a c o n s i d e r a b l e movement o f g r o c e r y p r o d u c t s


back

md

forward,

including

Dalkamouni

and

Khreesat

t r a v e l l i n g l o n g d i s t a n c e s a p p a r e n t l y t o c o l l e c t them.

It

i s p o s s i b l e t h a t t h e movement o f g r o c e r i e s were used t o


c o v e r t h e smuggling of e x p l o s i v e s and t h e " s l a b s " b e i n g

fo;md i n Younes ' p r e m i s e s would s u p p o r t t h i s .


From o t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n a v e i l a b l e , it w a s l e a r n e d t h a z or!
20.10.88,

" i n t h e town o f a c e r t a i n D r . F i a j i , a f e s t i v a l

is t o t a k e p l a c . l'

The same i n f o r m a t i o n r e f e r s t o "Xbu

7 a k f i k t ' s t a y i n g i n t h e same p l a c e .

The word " f e s t i v a l "

is b e l i e v e d t o ceen

that

an

-,n

a - i t a r k iias rler.zf5.

Yoznes' a d d r e s s book i s a n e n t r y r e 1 a t i r . g T S Aka Yawfik,


6100 Z e r n s t a d t , which i s q u i t e c l o s e t o F r z r k f ~ r t .
e r e a l s o i n d i c a ~ i o n st h a t D r .

-3ex-e

F.

2 a j i nay be a p e r s o n D r .

N a j i who a l s o r e s i d e s - i n F r a n k f u r t .
Younes h a s a n o t e b o o k ,
which

contain

numbers.

lists o f

e d d r e s s book and t e l e p h o n e i n d e x
persons

These i n c l u d e P.L.O.

including Berlin,
Bureaux.

Palestinian

and o v e r

~ l i a s ".

o f f i c e s around. t h e w o r l d ,
camps and

Information

already

exists

handed o v e r a c o n p l e t e d e x p l o s i v e d e v i c e

F u r t h e r e n q u i r y i s b e i n g maae.

Lllas."

c o n t a i n c o n t a c t numbers f o r " O m a r "


Khreesat

telephone

Libyan

Peoples

They a l s o i n c l u d e r e f e r e n c e s zo p e r s o n s c s l l e d

ItL

m.

6SC)

t h a ~Dzlkamouni
TO

a p e r s o n "kbu
The books a i s o

and "I.la?war." ( p o s s i b l y

t h e bomb maker) and a c o n t a c z t e l e p h o n e number

f o r kbu N i d a l

CONCLUSION

There i s n o d o c b t t h a t Yozzes is h e a v i l y i n v c l v e d i n ?FL?-GC, p r c 5 a k l y


a s .zn c r g a n i s e r and a c o n d x i t f o r o t h e r meobers.

%he p i z z a b u s i n e s s

t h a t he ohns and t h e o t h e r s t h a t he has i n v o l v e r , e n t i n a r e t h e i d e a l


camouflage f o r a c t i v i t i e s , c o ~ i n g s.aid g o i n g s ar,d rneetizg p l a c e s f o r
o t h e r members w i t h o u t a r o u s i n g s u s p i c i o n .

Younes h a s s t r o n g c o n t a c r s with o t h e r s u s p e c t e d members of PFLT-GC,

p a r t i c u l a r l y Dalkamouni,

the self-confessed

finzqce o f f i c e r f o r the

o r g a r i s a t i o n , who d e s c r i b e s Younes a s a good f r i e n d .

Yoanes t r a v e l l e d

e x t e n s i v e l y t h r o u g h o u t t h e world t o o t h e r a r e a s where ?'L?-GC

cells

s r e Laokn t o e x i s t .

He i s o b v i o u s i y c u r r e n t i y a c t i v e ziong w i t h

his

Kudaelsmznn, t h i s is shown by t h e i r invoiverner,;

i n t h e " f e l t t i p pens"

girlfriend

Wiebe

incident.

H i s t e l e p h o n e i n d e x o f o v e r s i x hundred names, which h z s n o t y e t been

p r o p e r l y checked, shows c o n t a c t s w i t h o t h e r FFLP-GC members and it is


zppcent

that

his

invclvement

is

ongoing

z?d

his

contribution

substantial.

I n t e l l i g e n c e s o u r c e s i n d i c e t e a planned a t t a c k which was p r e v e n t e d by


E.K.L..

a c t i o n b u t Younes hzs l i n k s with t h e p e r s o n s nameri.

l i b e r t y on 2 i s t December, 198E, t h e d a t e o f =he A

He was a t

103 i n c i d e n t a d

has connections with Frankfurt.

He h a s d e c l i n e d t o submit t o u
i i n t e r v i e w even when i n v i z e d t o e z t e n d
by p r i o r arrangement w i t h a l e g a l r e p r e s e n t z T i v e and h a s r e f u s e d t o

r a k e any s t e t e c e z t r e g z r d i r g t h e s a E T e r .

I t cc:,c

-.

be cr:s~rxe5

:,at

h i s r e l u c t a n c e t3 be s e e n by t h e p o l i c e i n c i c a z e s a h i d c m i n v c l - d e r . ~ z t
i n t h e Ph 1 0 3 p r c c e e e i n g s .

For

these .reascns

it

is

requested

t h ~ t Younes

questioned r e g a r c i n g h i s a s s o c i a t i o n with
i n FRG 29d h i s

novenents

and

be

! G ~ O ~ - T I members

a c t i v i t i e s round

detained

ar~d

of t h e "LP-GC

about the

zines

in

question.

S u b m i t r e d by I j e t e c t i v e S e r g e m t F. 'ayrne
R e s e e r c h Zoon 9 .

APPENDIX

'N '

BOMBING OF PA 103
INTERVIEW OF A H E D ABASSI AS SUSPECT

I n f o r m a t i o n on Backeround/Associates/~ctivities

khmed Abassi was born i n Damascus, S y r i a , on 1 8 December 1566.


l i v e s a t Brunoli j e f o r s s t r
A b a s s i , d i e d i n 1969.

45,

U p ~ s a l a , Sweden.

His

He now

f a t h e r Khalif

H i s mother, Naznexh and h i s b r o t h e r s N a b i l ,

Nadir and Munamned l i v e i n Goteburg, Sweden.


Abassi l i v e s i n Neuss.

Nadir

ASassi

H i s b r o t h e r , Hascher.

i s married

t o Ahan

Younes'

sister.

Ahmed Abassi moved t o Sweden i n 1981 wlth h i s mother.


Muhammed and Nadir were a l r e a d y l i v i n g t h e r e .

H i s brothers,

Nadir coved t o Sweden

i n 1979 and Kuhamned i s believer5 t o have erriver5 a r o u n l 1983.

Ahmed Abassi had ?! y e a r s elemenzary s c h o o l i n g In S y r i a & ~ dwhen h e


went t o Sweden he r e p e a t e d h i s l a s t two y e a r s .

A f t e r leaving school

he went t o a Swedish c o l l e g e where he s t u d i e d E n g l i s h , l ~ k t h e m a t i c s ,


Chemistry, Physics and Sociology.

f o l l o w i n g t h a t he d i d a two y e a r

v o c a t i o n a l course a s a car mechanic.

He wzs u n a b l e t o f i n d work i n Uppsaie.

.ne
.
wen:

t o fiaschen Abassi and

s t a y e d w i t h him i n I s a s t r a s s e , Neuss i n 1986 t o h e l p him stsrt o f f t h e


Morgenlana Grocery Shop.
went t o Gotet=&,

He s t a y e d t h e r e f o r 1 o r 2 months.

Sweden, and g o t a j.o s.

i n a factory there called

ESAB, where h i s b r o t h e r Nadir was a l r e a d y working.

1987 vinen he was l a i d o f f .

Then he

This l a s t e d u r , t i l

He r e r u m e d t o L'ppsala where he g o t a job

a s a mechanic ' S f i t t e r w i t h SAAB.

I n e ~ r l ylog9 he # a s a r r e s r ~ d'cy t!-..e F o l i c e i n L'-,;s~!a


with s x e a i i n g c a r p e r t s .

.he
. wes c o n v i c t e d end has

one y e a r s i r p r i s o n n e x t .

Fe has

~ n dc k a r z ~ 5

been s e n t e ~ c e d r o

been r e l e e s e d mear.tine,

waiting a

p r i s o n 'vecancy' t o s e r v e h i s senTence.

Ahned Abassi was s t a y i n g w i ~ hh i s b r o t h e r , 'riescnern I n Neuss end gst


caught up i n t h e e r r e s z s cn 56 Octobel-, 1988.
on rwo o c c a s i o n s s i n c e h i s e r r e s z .

:he

ile h z s been i n t e r v i e r : e e

f i r s t t i n e wzs a c t u e l l y on 26

October, i n n e c i c ~ e l ye f z e r h i s a r r e s t , ( h e was r e l e ~ s e d on 27 O c ~ o S e r
and went s t r a i g h t back t o Sweden) and tine second Tine was a s z r u c t u r e c
i n t e r v i e w by t h e Swedish S e c c r i t y P o l i c e on 21 ant2 22 k.?ril,
Uppsria

in

tie

presence

ol

Detecrive

Superintencenr

198G, i n

Ccnnor

zd

D e t e c t i v e S e r g e a c t 14cCowz:.

Ab2ssi1s psssport

indiceres

thzt

he

hes

been

in

6erlin

o c c a s i o n s , namely 31 Kay 1965 t o 2 j * m e 1987 and 1 hk-ch


March 1986.

He h a s g i v e n cor,'lic=ing

two irrterviews.

Apar:

on

two

1988 t o 2

a c c o u n t s of t h e s e v i s i t s i n zne

f r o n g e t t i n g r,ixed up i n t h e sequence of t h e

v i s i t s he s t a t e d t o t i e %:G on 26 G c ~ o b e r , t h a t he made i.2~first


v i s i t on 31 K2y 1967 z l o n g ~ 5 t ht h r e e k a b f r i e n d s cf h i s , who a l s o
l i v e i n Uppsalz c e l l e i Mo52n?ed 2rem Easszq, Hassun &-id k;inad Laka~,.
krnen i z t e r v i e w e d i n U;?salz
not

accozpeny

bin

tc

he s t e t e a = h a t t h e s e t k e e i n d i v i d u a l s did

Eerlir;

in

eitner

of

the

. -'
t h e r e z f z e r e s k e c t o go tkrc-gk e c c 5 v i s i t i n of--&CL&
.

visits.

iie

wes

Ee

. tk~:

h F.zj

first v i s i t cf 2 1 I.:zy 1'.9:,

S;.ed~n

. .
;.iyn

h i s n s t h ~ r2nd b r o r h e r , f<checzed t o v i s i t Ceuss ~ r c ~ 7 .24


5 ! < ~ y . :>.=y
s p e n t ~ S o u tone week e t Ezschen / . 5 z s s l t s f!st
h i s (A.hned's) SaaS on 31 Kay.

i k e y ir.tended

t k ~ e n drove t~ Zerlin
TO

s z ~ y~ i ; h Yo-~nes (w5.0

ASassi c a l l s 'Abu ' i a r e k ' ) 2nd t e l e p k c n e d him b e f o r e l e a v i n g t o

hi= t h a t t h e y were c o z i n g .

'- ,7

ell

k'nen t h e y a r r i v e d i n S e r l i n t h e y d i d n c t

know where t h e Wozzrella P i z z e r i z wzs 2nd s t o p p e d a t


here t h e y t e l e p h o n e d Younes who n e t t h e n t h e r e .

p e ~ r o ls t z z i c n

They had s o n e t k i n e-.

P i z z e r i e an6 t h e y n e t Ycunes' "wife or CO-habizant".

t o e e t .zt :he

Abassi s a y s he met

Lebanese w z i ~ e r c a l l e d Abu Z u h z l r and a cook

c e l l e d Sziirn b o t h o f whon worked ir! t h e P i z z e r i z .

Ee a l s o ~ a : ~ e s

mention of h i s b r o t h e r R e d i r and h i s ~ i f be e i n g t h e r e buz he does z c t

say how t h e y came t o be t h e r e .

Aboct 3.00

C.&.

on 1 J u n e , h e s z y s he wen; t o z d i s c o ~ i t hYounes a d

some of his s ~ ~ Tney


f . net
c i s c o ~t 5.00
breakfast.
Pizzeria.

2.m.

tn

un-zamel

I r a n i a n t h e r e ~ n di e f ~ =he

w i t h t h e I r a n i z r ~ who t o o k t h e n r o h i s fie-, f o r

T h i s Iranian was z p p e r e n t l y a r e p i =

customer a t t h e

L a t e r i n t h e morning Ahmed k b a s s i went bzck z o Younes'

house a d s l e p t till i t t e i n t h e day.

iie r e t r n e d

TO

the Pizzeria

a b o u t 4.00 c? 5.90 p . ~ ,. had sometking t o e z t z n d Younes t o o k him on


tou-

of B e r l i n .

-b e r l i n
cay

Mctking e l s e r e ~ e r k a 5 l ehappened and he drove from

C r e c t i y t o Sweden w i t h ;?is mcther and K ~ h t ~ z et 6h e folio.u:ing

Tne seccnd v i s i t TO E e r l i n c n l !.Iar:?.


l e f t U a ~ s a l aaicng wiyh h i s no-,:-.er

1568, Segzn f r c n S ~ e 5 s ni;:-.en

and broihers l i z d i r arid

They i n ~ e n a e dTO v i s i t Rascken a t h i s f l a t i n iieuss.


t h e r e zrcund 2 5 F e B r u ~ r y1PES.

I t a;pesrs

k.e

I ~ . , ,.....
. ~,,?.

"%,'---=

They ~ r r i u e d

x h a t Kadlr and Ezschez x e r e

n o t getting on % e l l Together and be 2nd Nacir i e f c a few czgs l ~ ~ e r ,


d r i v i n g t o a corn c z l l e d l i ~ i r o ~ zwhich
h
Neuss.

The i n t e n t i o n was t o v i s i t

whose forename i s 'Samih'.


eround 5.00 ?.m.

is about

450

s o c r h of

h a l f b r o t h e r of t h e i r l a t e f a t h e r

They l f f t i-;aschernls f l a t on 27 Tekruary

end began r o s e ax::

f o r t h e housf i n Beircxrh ~ ' 3 o x f

9.00 2.r.. t'ne f c l i o w i n g day oniy t c l e a r n t h a ~Samlh was i n ; r i s e n

apperently
elsewhere

for

asseul~ing2

s u g g e s t s he

was

in

woxz
for

in

crug

pub.

(Informarion

r e l a ~ e d offences).

..
t r a v e l l e d from t n e r e c ~ r e c t l yt o B e r l i n t o v l s i t Younes.
n o t want t o s e e Easchern agair,.

fro2
They

Kadir did

Tney ~ r r i v e da t B e r l i n t h e f o l i o w i n g

day having s p e n t sone time s l e e p i n g in t h e c 2 r .


( T h i s was 1 Kerc3).

f i ~ tand retlx-ned
t o make h i s

oh?

k i ~ a e dXbassi s a p s he s ~ e y e done n i g h t i n Ycsnest

home t o Keuss t h e n e x t d a ~( 2 Karch) l e a v i n g Pizdifie himself r e t u r n e d wit'n

w2y Sack t o Swedei..

his

mother 2nd h i s b r o t n e r t o Sweden a few days i z t e r .

Be d e s c r i b e s r e i z t i o n s between Youner a d ris b r o t h e r Nacir as good.


fie s a y s he does n c t know whetiner o r n c t Haschem iclows Younes.

On 26 Ocrober,

1998, Aimed h j a s s i res = r e s t e i

i n t h e !Ccrger.ianc

G ~ o c e r ySkop c s r i n g t h e 'Aiifll2~ Leavest o p e r ~ t i c r , . 5e s a y s =5zt t h e


r e z s o n he was making a

17;.
,
Lc

;t

zt

+
L;' .

. . ~ ~

=:me
'

was t h z f e f e w weeks b ~ f c r e

he was i n t h e home o f a Y u ~ c s l a v i a n i r i e n d i n k p s e i a c a l l e 5 !.:Lro,

when he o e t z ~ o t h e rYugoslavia:.

c ~ 3 1 e tT c n i .

Tiis Tcni mezricned r o

. .
, .-hdCssi
c h a t he ir.:~r.:c:

r-other i n Frenkfurt.

:3

:ye:-cl

70

G~yzr:;

S ~ C Y : : ~

. .

-,-IS::

:.S

Ee z f f e r e d t o t a k e A b ~ s s ia t 5 h i 3 c n The ~ r i ; ,

kno*h3ir,gt h a t Abessi had a b r o t h e r i n Gerreny.

They l e f t Sweden on 22 o r 2 3 October a f r e r Tozi h a d f i n i s h e d a t t h e


' F l u s t r e t ' discotheque wnere he worked.

They t r a v e l l e d with t h e o t h e r

Yugoslavian, I7:iro and h i s f a t h e r c a l l e d 6 e i r o who i n t e n d e d t o v l s t i


1:irois

s i s t e r i n Hanbcrg.

They s t a y e d one n i g h t a t t h i s house i n

Hznburg t h e n Lhmed and i c z i continued s o u t h z l o n f .

fie g o t cropped cff i n Coiogne from where he r r a v e i l e C t o Dusseldcrf jp


t r z i n and t h e n t o IG~ussby traiii.

-.

He a r r i v e d a t =he 14orgenland Grocery

j u s t z f t e r 6.00 p . ~ .where zaschem and h i s

.-

FLIE

S o m a j ~ were s x i l l

working.

tie w e r t from t h e shcr,

t h e f l a t ai I s a s ~ r a s s ewlzh Seschem and cr.

G:

t h e way Easchen t o l c him t h a t he had c v i s i t c r b-ct he a i d n o t t e l l kic


who tine v i s i t o r was.

rie s e y s t h a t uinen he e n t e r e d t h e f i e t he saw

nan who ne had never seen b e f o r e s i t t i n g zt s desk i n


just o:

tine r i g h t i n s i d e tine e n t r a n c e door t o t i e f l a t .

up, cane i n t o t i e hallway, s ~ i dhe was 'Aju S<f&'

a b r i e f ' h e l i o ' he wen:


wfist he was

small becroon
T n i s nui g c t

(YAreesat) ;

zfrer

beck t o ;?is room. h m e d Abassi could n o t s e e

aolng i n t h e room a t t h i s s t a g e .

living-room and s a t dolrri.

rie went i n t o t h e

:his

nan joined then f o r d i n e r L a t e r an5 e t i h i s sxege J.S2ssi l c e r n e d

:hat

he had come t o t h e f l a t a l c n g w i t h a n m who Ahned Akessi knoiis

2 s A ~ u I*:ohanned

previous :rip
of 1967.

(3zlkancni).

Ahaed Abacsi f : r s t

n e t Dalka,gni cn a

t o Iieuss which l a s z e d f o r z5out 6 weeks towzrds :k.s

eend

Dalkanoni had come with h i s w i f e zrid 3 c h i l d r e n , ~ n ee l d e s t

of whom was Kohamned.

i-ie was awzre t n a t Dalkamoni's wife ar.5 k s c h e x

R b a s s l ' s wife were s i s x e r s .


from S y r i z .

Xe was under t h e i n z r e s s i o n zney nae co?e

During t h i s v i s i t D z l k a c o n i ' s wife and c h i l d r e n s t e y e d in

t h e f l a t i n Neuss b u t Dzlkan3ni himself was awey f c r l e r g e p a r = s of'

f i e t i m e , s t a y i n g f o r 3 o r C n i ~ h z s , c o c i n g back f o r one n i g h t then

c l.s a p p e a r i n g f o r 3 o r 4 nigh75 .%,-air..


ebout where h e was when he was abseiiz.

fie n z i n t a i n s he knows n o t h i n g

..
ne i s c e r t a i n t h z t Sa1~amor.i

m d h i s f a m i l y l e f z t i e f l a x t o r e a m t o S r i 2 before he iffz

CO $0

back t o Sweden j u s t b e f o r e Chrisznas.

PZter t h e y had f i n i s h e d tinis m e ~ iw i t h YLk?eeszt,


+'

&me2 A'sassF r e c a l l s

h i s b r o t h e r , Xascheri,, s r a r x e d t o p l a y about w i t h

-A

'Gr~ncig'

r a d i o which he had r e c e n t l y bought, t ~ i n -&


g g e t ELidCle E a s t e r n r a d i o
sL-b=clons.
'

Y3eest-L helped him bct t h e y had no s u c e s s .

D z e e s a t r e t u r n e d t o t i e be&oor;! a n d s h ~ tt h e door.

After t h s t
khmeh ASassi

s i e p t i n t i e l i v i n g - room t n a t n i g h t znd s e i d t ' n ~ =he always s l e e p s ia


~ n eliving-room when he v i s i t s h i s b r c t n e r .

C.

Fie s a i d he went i n t o t h e

second of t h e two s 3 a r e bedrooms t o g e t s o n s S l u l h e t s b e f o r e se::ilnE- .


dam a d i; 2 2 p e ~ r e Et h a t t h i s becroor. %as n s r c r ~ e n t i ybeing

US~C.

He ~ o k et h e r.exT c c r n i z g ( 2 5 @c:z5er

1s")

u.as i n t h e f l a t .

t o o erid he ies get1ir.g d r e s s e b .

I:hreesat

XES

::.ere

Dalkamoni o f f e r e d Ahrned :.tessi

z t 11.03

27.2 S~;ks:c:,i

2.:.

of I;ezss

and

Xbassi r e f c s e d 5ccezse he s s i d h e i n ~ e n d e dt o shower end t i d y o;

the

l i f t t o t h e cen:re

flat.

k b a s s i l a t e r l e f t t h e Z12t, we7.r zo t h e shop then v e n t f o r a walk


zround Iieuss, z r ? i v i n g bzck a t r h e shcp about 5.00 p . r .

vhen he wenx

dokm i n t o t h e beser.ent iihich appears t o heve served 2s f z c i i y q u e r t e r s


within the

shcs.

Jus:

b e f o r e 5.00 p.m.

basement e n d esked Abassi t o

Dalkamoni

cane

i n ~ ot h e

wit;? him i n t o t h e t o m because he

( A b a s s i ) could speak ' 2 l i t t i e German'.

Delkamoni wznted A'sessi

to

h e l p him a 1 6 Khreesat t o purchase c s t e r e o s e t .

Abassi agreed tc t F - i s

t n e he

went

to

the

,.
-..*-c
Dalkamoni z?d K t r e e s a t I.n 73e
,- "scl?nis.

shops

cenxre

of

lieuss

They went t o two r a d i o

one which Rhassi knew and one which Dalkzmorii kneii.

says t'nat

with

Abassi

it was s p e c i f i c a l i y a t u n e r which Y h e e s e t wzs w z ~ t i n g t o

~ u y . (By Ykis t i n e it had becoine obvious t h a t I C n r e e s ~ twas t h e one


wno was l a y i n g dokm t h e r u i e s ebout what was r e q u i r e d ) .
shop t h e y went i n was t h e one wkich Abassi knew.

with hirr, md Daikmoni remained o u t s i d e .

T i e first

K h r e e s ~ t went i n

Tine t u n e r which Knceeszt

wanted t o buy wzs J a ? u l e s e b u t Abassi s a y s he cannot remember


n a u l a c t u r e r ' s naae.
.
wantec j u t :r

This f i r s t shcp c5d n o t nave w h ~ t Wreesa-,

-.

czc s r o c k g ~ o c szv
::

t h e same b r a n c name.

showed ther. e viicie s r e r e o syczerr., however,


E n g l i s h , t h z t it ~ 2 sonly
incroporare the

?:E
;

the

fireesa;

tune? h e uarited and tha;

of runer r e c ~ i r e c .

'he

assistant

e q l ~ i n e di n
s y s z e z did n o t

They ~ e n t o tk.e second shop and again o n l y he er,d i:hreesaz wezt i n .


This shop d i d ~ o have
t
what Ehreesat r e q u i r e d e i t h e r .
and went S ~ c kzo zhe f l a t a t I s a s t r a s s e .
had a key t o t h e f l a t .

!.bassi

7heg l e f t t h e r e

saw tha:

When they v e n t i n Khreesat went s z r a i g h ~inco

t h e rooa he s p e n t t h e whole of t h e previous evening i n .


i n t o t h e living-roon.
t h e n wen;

3alka~oni

Xbassi wen:

Dalkamoni only s p e n t a few e i n u t e s I n t h e fla'.

away a ~ dAbassi f e l ;

t h a t he o n l y wen7 :here

wi:h

then t o

l e t them in 5ecanse he had no key a d ir appeared t h a t Kk-eesat did


n o t hzve cne e i t h e r .

Some time

after

:hzt

Abassi

saw YL!.?eeszt

e l e c t r o n i c conponenzs 2nd he saw t h a t

in his

there

were

components and w i r e s on t h e t a b l e i n f r o n t of h h .
e l e c t r i c s o l c i e r i n ~rron i n h i s iiznd.
m y essenbied e l e c z r i c a l items.

ict

05 such

Fie was n o l c i n g

Ee s a y s he 6ic n o t ask YL!reeszz kkz;


when kis b r o t h e r Heschen

hone he t c l c h i n whzt he had s e e n and zskec S i c

t h z t K w e e s a t had been aoing.


together

soldering

Abassi does nc-, remenjer s e e i n g

he w a s doing Su-; lzter t h e sane evening,

=riveE

rocc

W"-'
*'=L

it w2s

tiaschem z o l d hin t n e t he was ' p u t t i n g

m ? l l f i e r ' from p z r t s t h a t 22-e

only o b t a i n a b l e i n Germvly

and n o t where K k e s s a t comes f r o m b u t he d i d n o t s p e c i f y k5ere it was


t h a t Y k e e s a t had cane from.

Agcin K z ~ e e s z ts p e z t t h e whole evening i n h i s rcoz.

;he folloi.ir,g c2rnir.g F:?ned

A5assi s ~ y s?:e i.c.;-.e a t 1C.00 c r 1: .G3

; . ' , r e e s ~ t isis i l r e e 3 y a;.ike

and Dalkincni wzs j u s t e n t e r i n g t h e f l a y .


and o a t of bed e-d

ihey both t o l d Abassi :hat

t r a v e l hor:e ihax Cay.

2.1.

:-::Treesat intended r3

Xhmed Xbassi wes ~ l s oCue

70

neet h i s f r i e r , ,

Toni t h a t d a y i n Cologne f o r t h e r e t u r n Journey t o Sweden.

Dzlkanoni ices t i k i n g Rhreesaz t o t h e zirpor:

2nd Xbassi asked him fcr

a l i f t t o t h e shca.

-.
L!hen

t h e y l e f t The f l a t Kcreesat c z r r i e c h i s own bag

and

Xbassi

c a r r i e d h i s u n t i l tney g o t t o t h czr
~
whereapon Dclkamoni ~ o o ki; fro:
him a d p u t it i n t o t h e boot.

He cannot ~ e a e n b e rwhere Y h r e e s a t ' s b i g

w a s placeE i n t h e c a r .

he r ? d Ll--s~s=:

They t r a v e l l e d r o f i e shop 2nd on t h e i r =;ivc!

o u t of t h e c c and Dzlkamoni remained i n i z s a p n g he


park t h e car.
opening

L-k~assl went t o t h e boor

TO

it he saw t n z t t h e r e was zrozhe?

W ~ S going

pc:
c;

r e c o v e r his bag a d c2
c a s e i n t h e boot.

d e s c r i b e d t h i s as being brokn o r d a r k i n cclour

a b o u t t h e s i z e :c

-.
n=
E

c o n v e n t i o n a l s u i t c a s e (he could n o t be t i e 2 a o w t o e x a c t Zimensiors


2nd i n d i c a t e 6 t h e s i z e w i t h k i i s h e n c s ) .

After he k ~ dbeen i n t h e s3cp f o r about 5 n i n u t e s he s a i d Kkreeszt


went o u t and he never saw ?,in z g a i n .
decided t o go fcr

wzlk

in

YOK-I

As soon a s Khreesat l e f t !-,e

and he t o o

l e f t t h e she?.

Fe

r e t u r n e d about 35 c i n u t e s l z t e r and zbo-t 10 minutes e f t e r h i s r e t u r n


the

Police

came

in

2nd

arrested

him.

he

wes

released

after

q u e s t i o n i n g t h e foliowing dzy and he r e t u r n e d t o Sweden ~ f i e rg e r t i n g


i n touch wih Soz;rE~A b ~ s s i i n order t o

some money f r o n h e r .

,
Cf
.A-

t r a v e l l e d back t o Sweden by :rain.

Iie h a s been t o Gerneny once s i n c e t h e n ant' t h a t was sometime i n


November, 1988, t o f e t c h h i s mother who ha6 t r a v e l l e d t h e r e f o l l o w i n g
the arreszs.

.-.
zls .o r o t h e r had n o t y e t been r e l e a s e d and he n a i i i t z l n s

t h a t he re:-ned

s c r ~ i g h - ,Sack t o Sweden, I n f e r r i ~ g t h a t he did ncj:

see h i s broiner.

(Eeschem L-bassi wzs r e i e a s e d on 17 November, 1982).

Wnen q u e s ~ i o n e ei n g e n e r ~ lz e r m a b o ~ vt a r i o u s p e r t i n e n t p o i n ~ si n i h
enquiry he renZked
stool for.

t'nzt t h e c i d no-, h o w what +he l e t t e r s '??LP G C '

Frca The f a c t t h a t n o t h i z g hzs h e n l e a r c e d s i n c e A.hnfd A b ~ s s i ' sf i r s t


i ~ t e r v i e n 'on 26 O c t o b e r , lCZe, xhich c o n t r e d i c ~ s w h t t he s a i d :hen,

a?.a

.:,at

7--

he a ~ p e a r st o have seer: f r a n k e j o u t w h z ~he saw ir. t h e f l z t

a t I s a s t r a s s e and what he did on b e h a l f o f D ~ l k a n o n i and I::lreesat

it

w i l l be d i f f i c u l t t o s u s t a i n en argument t o have n i n i n t e r v i e w e d 2s a

suspect.

However,

c e r c a i n a s p e c t s of what he s a i d s h o u l ~be h i g h l i g h t e d and

q u e s t i o n s r a i s e d by them s h o u l d be followed u?.

It i s d F l f i c u l t t o b e l i e v e r h a z he was g e n u i n e l y mixed up abou-,


a c c o ~ p e n i e dhim on h i s f i r s z t r i p t o B e r l i n .

who

Ir. h i s i n z e r v i e v wiz:?

t h e B-U. he s z i d he was w i t n t h r e e k z z b i c f r i e n d s from U?psala named


Nonmrne2 Z r e z , Hessan Bassu? and khmad Lahac, ill of. whom 7 r e v i o i l s l g
l i v e a i a Berlin.

.a

Vnen he r2s Lrterviewe.5

in :.?ril, 1989, by t h e

S w e e s h S e c u r i r y P o l i c e he s a i d he w 2 s miscaken and on h i s ii-st z r i p


'

he

WES

accompanied by Piis m ~ t h e rma h i s b r o t h e r i.:ilamed

( z l t h o u g n he

mentions h i s b r o t h e r Nadir and h i s w i f e !Younest s i s t e r ) being t h e r e


when he l a t e r d e s c r i b e d t h e cows o f evenTs a t t h e P i z z e r i a on 'he

first n i g h t .

A s a f c l l o v on t o <?is, he q p e a r s r o denor.szrate ;hat

h i s brother

G-

I i a e i r is c l o s e l y c o n n e c t e d v i ~ hYounes
f r e q u e n t v i s i t s t o nim i n 5 e r l i 2 .

and

appezrs

to

nave

~ade

The f a c t t h a t he s a y s he d o e s r,ot h o w what t h e l e t t e r s

'TFL?

C-':

s t a n d s f o r t e n d s t o undernine h i s g e n e r e l c r e d i b i l i t y .

Gne o t h e r f a c - i o r a b c n t h m e d L.bassi ~ h i c hmay s u g g e s t t h a t ne had a


d e e p e r u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e s i t u e t i o n t h z ? he would c a r e t o a d ~ i tx a s
t h a t a t one p o i n t c u r i n g tine i n t e r v i e w i n Sweden h e t u r n e d t o

the

S c o t ~ i s hO f f i c e r s p r e s e n t and a s k e d t h e s i n E n g l i s h q u i t e f o r c e f u l l y
why h i s

b r o t h e r Haschen was k e p t i n

following t h e October a r r e s t s .

cilstody

longer

than

Khreesat

CONCLUSIONS

3ssed on t h e knoiile2ge c u r r e n t l y h e l d i t would be Gore :cgiczl


t r e s t bhred hbassi is a : o i ~ n t i a l wi:ness
He speeks o
:

2s

sn eccuscd perscn.

i i ! r e e r ~ : being t h e ~ a i nt e c h n i c a l r 2 n behind :he

recovered by t h e BY&
Rzscheo b b z s s i aokn

thtn

to

itezs

i n E-schem 6 5 a s s i ' s house i n I s s s r r a s s e ; he r i e s


10 hai7ing

more k ~ o w l e d p e s b o u t what was poin;

c?

t h a n he i d i l i t t e d t o when interviewed by t h e P o l i c e on t h e v n r i o s s
occasions scbsecuent t o h i s t r r e s t +na he z l s o aesc?ibns D z l k s = a n i ' s
e f i o r r s t o a c q u i r e e r a d i o r c n e r r o ;he

s p e c i i i c a ~ i o n swhich YL??eesz:

l e i d down.

There -e

however. z c 3 I p i t i e s i n bd5me2 A b a s s i ' s s z ~ t e m e n tc

been h i g h l i g h t e d i n ;re

:hese

~ 3 b i g c i t i e . scnd

A?tiysis.

;U:

CL-selves

-.
k l r 12s:

on

have

i n t e r v i e w ~y t h e SveCish

b e i t e r foo;ini

-,o in;eririer.

?-LEi n t h e f u t u r e , I e t z e r s and G
c
'
. ~ ~ l o have
ns
been zlloce-ied

TO

Swedish P o l i c e and t h e X:. i o have everybody he refe.-s

io h i s

szeiemezt t r a c e d and irieririewed 2 ~ c

TO

rne

t h e s e i n d i v i d u z l s bcve been

k l l y i d e n t i t i e d t h e y rill be cross-cnecked

f o r m y othe;

howledge

held i n r e s p e c t of t h e n on t h e mzic a a t a b e s e .

-.

Li

i s recommended thi:

t h e q u e s t i o n s i n r e s p e c t o f h m e d Ahassi be

once

these

actions

tie

I z f c m z t i o n t h e r e i n h2s beer, a n z l y s e d .

perso?.s r o be ideri:ffec,
z r z a c n e i schedule.

z r + c e i an6 inxerviewe2 r - s l i s i e i on t h e

I t i s t l s o e s s ~ r ~ t i zt kl z t r h e ; a t e r . t : ~ l s i g n l f i c z n c e cf :?.e

r s n Sz-hi

be i n v e s t i ~ a t c ? . Fie i s z ~ p a r e n t l ya h.alf b r o t h e r of

o r S a n i h :.Sessi

khned L.Sassits l a t e f a ~ h e ran5 u a s r e c e n t l y i n p r i s o n s o s e ~ 5 e r ene2r


:iur~r-berg.

/.S

an e s i c e , Ahrned Abassi t o l d h i s Swedish i n t e r v i e w e r s

t h a t he was imprisoned i n conr.ection ~ i t han z s s z u l t on a w o c a i n a


pub, however, t h e r e i s a s u g g e s t i o n t h a t he was i n p r i s o n charged w i t h

drug r e l z t e c offences.
E

There

2s

zlso

p o s s i b i l i l t y t h a t t h i s Fan h a s

connec~io:, wixh A&an Yocnes because t h e r e w ~ cocumentaticn


s
found

i n Younes' kouse r e l a t i n g t o

' S t n h i .L.Sbas' and t h i s could ~

~be l

zne same person.

It i s d i f f i c u l t t o reach a c o n c l u s i o n on tine b a s i s of t n e i n c c z p l e t e
i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l a b l e i n respec:
I-, must be t&en

oF t h i s a s p e c t of t h e i n v e s t i ~ a t i o r ~ .

s e r i o u s i y t h ~ ; h n e d h b a s s i mentioned t

'0ror-n o r

d a r k ' cclolrred s ~ i t c a s ewhich he sax i n t h e boot cf Delkanoni's Ford


Tzunis cn t'ne mornizg c:

26 October 1082, wnen he r ~ s r i e v e c rAs o\in

bag from I t , o ~ t c i d et h e MorgenienZ Groce,y.

Tnere i s t i e r . a p e r i o d

of t i m e when Selk2moni i s a l l e g e f i y away ' p ~ k i n gt h e


prior t o the =rests

-~ it~ w u

CL-'

inrnesately

but this c o c l d nave been anything up t o h a l f

ul

c e r t a i n l y l o n g enough f o r Phned Abassi t o g o i n t o t h e

shop, remzin t h e r e f o r ' a b o u t 1 0 n i n u t e s ' , go f o r a w ~ l kt h e n r e 3 . m .

Vitnout the b e n e f i t of t n e BIG. s i - v e i l i a n c e n o t e s , it i s i r n p o s s i t l e t o


know what D~licamcni was doing aTc-ing t h i s ;in,
accountee f o r .

:he

:F&.

I I I ~i--,,.,G~~.

i f indeed he

DE

t h a t k1.5er, they sezrched t h e F o r d

? a m i s t h e r e w u no s c i z c a s e ir. t?.~,
boot.

..,

5earir.g i n r.:.i;.i t k , i t d::i--

one ir.:?rviex,

Dalk~r2r.i

SE:C.

. ;:.at.

;3

c o n s t r u c t cne r a d i o 50-5, t u o r a e i o s of t h e s e r e type c c s t 'SE used and


t h a t t h e ZKA -&-'
, ~ . i ~ ~ o g r a ?of
h s I b r e e s a t ' s bedroon snow a Toshi'ca r a d i o
s i c i l e r t o t h e cne ::?ought

i o hzve been used i n t h e cons:rcc;icn

t h e IE3, which cacsed t h e ex?losion on F l i g h t 103, l y i n ~n e a r

of

rc

Y h r e e s a t ' s bed (and which seems zo have been overlooked by t h e S&


according t o the search r e p o r r s ) .

Also i n h i s

' w i t t e n ram61ingst

r e c o v e r e d f ~ o ah i s c e l l , Delkamo?.i s a y s "kkat s h a l l we do w i ~ n t h e
The p o s s i b i l i z y e x i s t s t n a c both Ahned Xbaszi =,c

case (radio)".

BU. z a e r i g h t i n t h a t t h e r e was z s c i ~ c a s ei n t h e boo;

o f the T ~ c n i s

&id t h a t t h e s n ? v e i l l ~ ~ cteam
e
s t a y e ? with b r e e s a t w"en he went
i b e shop and t n e n l e f t it a g a i n
a - ~ dau-ing ;he

few ~ i n u t e sl a z e r

TO

the

in;^

j o i n Dz1kanor.L

ensuing p e r i o e , Dzlkamoni w 2 s ROT under o b s e r v e ~ i c na i E

he passe6 t h e s c i x c a s e t o somebody ~ i s ebecause t h z z was t i e r e z l


p r p o s e behind h i s l e a v i n g Akesel m.?dYjlresszt a t

c f f on h ~ sokz.

?&.ing

tic,

shop znd g c i n g

a l l r h t i r c c n s t u l c e s i n z o c o n s i d e r a ~ i o n he

w a s d e f i n i t e i y 2w2y f o r a i o n g e r p e r i o l t h a n 1, would nave = w e n filn


zo p2rk t n e c=.

It m u s t z l s o be r e m e c ~ e r e d .t h a t K n r e e s a t ' s b c s i n e s s

m Wesz Gerezny a?pezms t o have been c o n p l e r e a n d i f he d i d make t n e


E D we e r e i n t e r e s t e d in curing +he p e r i o d he wzs i n Neuss t n e n it

m c s t have been passed on presunably by D ~ l k a m o n i on o r b e f o r e 26


Gc t o b e r

Fcr t h i s r e a s o n it i s a 5 s o l u t e l g e s s e n r i z l t h a t t h e s u r v e i l l a n c e I c g
f c r t h a t d a t e be secreS

ss a n z t T e r o:

p r i o r i t y i n order

t k i s p a r t of t h e enquiry t c i t s next l o g i c a l s t a g e .

a f ~ o t o have Lined Abessl -E-irzerviewec

tns e s p e c t of t h e szater:enf 5~ ~ z i e .

TO

aevance

Koves are ~ l r e a d y

i n an z t x e n p t t o e m a n 2 on

A h x d h b a s s i a s f r e e & ~ cd l a i r s t o h z v e b e e n l i v i n g i n Sueden cn a23

i r . c e d i z t e l y b e f o r e 21 D ~ e r ~ b e1988.
r

SCHEDULE

L i s t cf parsor"o

be i i d e t i f i e d .

~ r i c e d2nd i n ~ e r v i e v r 6 cs a r e s u l t

o f Abed XSessi ' s s t z t e m 5 n t : -

r i a e i r A b a s s i (Sweden)
I i z b i l L.b,ssi

(Sweden)

I-:u5acned X b ~ s s i (.Sweden j

fkzn~:h k b z s s i

swede^

K3awzlz A b o s s i (Swede-,)
hiohanmed Zren (Sweden )

5 e s s e n E a s s u n (Sweden)
l;?nad i2h.m (Sweden)
' S f i i h ' (FRG)

b.ko
I

'S

-ionit

' Fzther (Sweden)


(Sweaen)

INTER'JIEW OF YN3WA.N ABDEL RAZZAQ W T I KHREESAT AS A SUSPECT

I n f o r m a t i o n on Background/Associates/Activities e t c

Accor2ing t o h i s okn testimony K h r e e s a t was b o x i n 1945 i n h c a n ,


Jcrdan.

F r o c 1345 t o 1355hhe a t ~ e n d e d an i s l a n i c

college

in

Amman.

T h e r e a f t e r he worked with h i s f a t h e r a s an e l e c x r i c i a n ' s mate.


not

do

~ i l i t e r y s e r v i c e and

he

never

iearned

trade

" n c e n t l y a c c o r d i n g t o hir: he h a s been c a r r y i n g on t h e

He e i d

as

suck-*.

business

cf

a e z l i n g i n e l e c t r i c a l goods.

-.

iie

stazed

thzt

he

could

not

give

any

further

d e ~ a i l s cf

tls

circumstances.

Knreesat = r i v e d

i n West Germmy w i t h h i s w i f e on 1 3 t h October 1988.

Tine r e a s o n g i v e n f o r t h e v i s i t was as a h o l i d a y 2 n d t o make contact


w i t h Dynaccrd E l e c t r o n i c s a i d C o n s t r u c t i o n s , 8440 S t r a u b i n g .

Yrs.

Khreesat r e t u r n e d hone on 22nd O c t o b e r , i988.

On a r r i v a l i n West Germmy M r .

--

raschem Abassi

and Mrs. K h r e e s a t went t o s t a y w-L-5

and t h e y occupied

a room from wkich,

k-chrned and Eeschem k b a s s l , K h r e e s a t seldom moved.

a c c o r d i n g xz

.~.e s c h e nk.!xssi s p e ~ k scf s e e i n g K Y r ~ e s z ti n p o s s e s s i c n of a kzrd s i d e d


b r o m Sazso3ite suixcese.

On

15th

October.

1985,

Khreesat

r.et

Dalkacori

and

K~dorah in

B e r n a d o t t e s t r a s s e and t h e y went t o a c e r k e t where t h e y b o u ~ h ta c e r .

On 1 6 t h October. 1 9 8 8 , Dalkamoni, !Lm. and Mrs. Knreesat and Kr. and


Abassi went t o v i s i t Kam-liakche i n Manheim and he rook t h e n t o

l+":rs.

Hockenheim where t h e y v i s i t e d Kzplan.

On

20th

October,

1988,

Dalkamoni

Khreesax who was i n Neuss and ;old


' b l a c k boxes w i t h l i d s , '

who

was

in

Frankfur;

spoke

to

hirn t n z t Ghadanfar would d e l i v e r

' g i o v e s ' and ' p a s t e . '

Dalkamoni himself

would b r i n g ' a t l e a s t seven white p o i n ~ e d aluminium b u t t o n s f o o r of


which would be e l e c t r i c . '

Gn

227d

Oczober.

1988, Dalkamoni

e q u i p n e n ~ , c l o c ~ ,s small
Iteuss

A!!med

switches

a d

Knreesat

anl batteries,

bought
in

electrical

Frankfun

2nd

.
Abassi s p e a k s of going w i t h Dslkanoni a d K h r e e s a t t o two sncps

where K h r e e s z t wished t o buy a p a r t i c u l a r k i n d of t u n e r .

Although

one shop had t h e r i g h t make t h e y did n o t have t h e model

which

he

s p e c i f i c d l y asked f o r .

Ahmed Abassi s p e z k s of Kinreesat s i t t i n g a t a t a b l e i n h i s room with


e l e c t r o n i c equipment, wires and e p z i r of p l i e r s .
brother

what K h r e e s a t was

doing

he

was

told

b!hen
that

he

' p u t t i n g t o g e t h e r an m p l i f i e r ' o r 'making an a m p l i f i e r . '

he asked h i s
was

either

A c c o r d i r g r o ;.t.,~ssi k e ssar t h e r e c
- o r r,cst of

2 4 ~ har.5 a l l o f

25Th

O c t o b e r , i925.

On 2 6 t h C c t c S e r .

iC88, b o t h K h r e e s a t and F.hrr.ed i . b a s s i % e r e l e a v i n g

Haschem
A b a s s i ' s house.
.". -.-. - - -

Delkamoni was g i v i n g them a l i f t i n ?,is Ford

Taunus n o t o r c a r .

K h r e e s a t and ASassi c a r r i e d a s u i t c e s e e a c h t o t h e c a r where Dalkamoni


t o o k t h e c a s e s from t h e n and p u t them i n t h e b o o t .

They t h e n d r o v e

t o Easchen X i a s s i ' s shop where K h r e e s z t and A S a s s i g c t o u t .

Abassi

went t o t h e boot and r e c o v e r e d h i s bag and a t t h a t t i n e he s t e z e s t h z t


t h e r e was a n o t h e r brown s u i t c a s e i n t h e b o o t which he had no:
before.

seen

Dalkamoni t h e n l e f t t o p a r k t h e c a r .

Abassi l e f t h i s bag z t h i s b r o t h e r ' s shop and went shc?ping.

Dalkemoni and K n r e e s e t were s e e n t o a p p r o z c h a rcle;hone

box where

K n r e e s a t went t o make s c e l l w h i i e Delirarnclni s t a y e d o u r s i d e .

On

K h r e e s a t f i n i s h i n g h i s c e l l , b o t h were a r r e s t e e .

I n t h e b o o t of t h e c a r wzs found an I.E.D. which a p p e a r s t o be similar


t o t h e one which b r o u g h t down PA 1G3.

T h e r e i s no mention o f t h e

brown s u i t c a s e h a v i n g been r e c o v e r e d from t h e b o o t .

I n K h r e e s z t ' s p o s s e s s i o n were found z? e n v e l o p e a d d r e s s e d

TO

h i s from

Hamdm Hischam ( n o t i a e n ~ i f i e d ) ,t h e r e l e p h o n e number 883974, \rlkich i s


t h e t e l e p h o n e number o f ;he

PFLP-GC i n Damascus, and a i e t t e r from

G e n e r a l Tours, no a d d r e s s , s t z t i n g t h a t he w a s v i s i z i n g Germany t o do
b u s i n e s s w i t h Dynacors and a s k i n g t h a t he be a l l o w e d

days.

v i s a f o r 10

-.- n e ? ~ t ' i e ri s s l g x e 5 b : ~ h n o ~Ad~.an


5
(not iden~ificd).

A t h i s h e a r i z g on 28:h

O c r c S e r , 1568, i h r f e s z t s:z;~a

t h a t zhe r e e s c r ,

f o r h i s v i s i t was t o e s t a b l i s h c o n t a c t w i t h Dyzzcord E l e c t r o n i c s 2nd


C o n s ~ r u c t i o n and

that

his contact

with

his

cc-accused

was

merely

r e s t r i c t e d t o f r i e n d s h i p w i t h c o r n p s t r i o t s exd t b a z h e knew n o t h i n g o f
t h e p r e p e r a t i o n o r p l a n n i n g f o r an a t t a c k .

Dr.
..--

Einne.

Judge of

the

Federal

Court of

Juszice stared

that

his

t e s t i m o n y r e g a r d i n g t h e r e s s o n f o r h i s v i s i t , his r e l a t i o n s w i t h h i s
CO-accused and h i s i g n o r a n c e o f t h e p r e p a r a t i o n f c r t h e o f f e n c e ' c o c i e
n o t be s c d e f i n i t e i y r e f u t e d a s t o p l a c e him under s r r o n g s u s p i c i o n o f
h a v i n g c o n m i t t e d an o f f e n c e . '

On 1 0 t h November. 1 9 8 8 , t h e a r r e s t w a r r a n t f o r X h r e e s p t was w i t h c r a k r .

On 22nd F e b r u a r y 1 9 & ,

e n q u i r i e s were made z t DynacorZ when i t was

d i s c o v e r e d t h a t t h e y had n e v e r done b u s i n e s s wi:k


n e v e r h e a r d of him.
coapany name was cfte:.

R h r e e s a t a ~ dh25

They f w t h e r s t a t e d t h a t t h e y bad found t h a t t h e


used by p e r s o n s a r z e r p t i n g zo g e i n v i s a s r o

v i s i t West Germmy.

A m a i l b!2rwm 0m2r K h r i s a t

p i u l e i n kugus;,

i s s t i l l wanted f o r t h e b o a b i n p of an E l il

1 9 7 2 , wnich b o r e s t r o n g r e s e m b l z ~ c e s t o t h e moaus

o p e r z n d i used t o bring dovm Pk. 1C3.

ANALYSIS

K h r e c s a t a r r i v e d i n K e s t Gerxeny on 1 3 ~ 5Oc=cber. 1966.

He gave h i s r e a s o n f o r t h e v i s i t a s v i s i t i n g Dynacord on b u s i n e s s .
Dynacord l a t e r s t a t e d t h a t ;hey
c o n t a c t w i t h him and

hzd r o r e c o r d

further stated that

of

h i s r.me

i t was n o t

o r any

unus~al for

p e r s o n s e c t e n p t i n g t o g e t v i s a s t o g i v e ;his r e a s o n .

K h r e e s a t was seen by Abzssi T O be i n p o s s e s s i o n of a Sroc.7 S ~ n s c z i t e


suitcase.

Ke vcs n o t u s i n g t h i s s u i r c a s e when he i e f t A b a s s i ' s house t c t r s v e l


home b u t Phmed Abassi saw a crokz s u i t c a s e i n t h e b o o t o f xne c a r when
he removed h i s own s u i t c a s e

E=

t h e shop.

E h r e e s a t ' s brown Sarnsonite h a s nct been r e c o v e r e d .

k brown Samsonite c o n r a i n e d tke I.Z.E.

which b r o u g h t d o k z P.:

153.

K n r e e s a t was s e e n by Almed Abessi working w i t h e l e c t r o n i c equipment i n


t h e room st I s a s t r a s s e 16.
found t h a t m a t e r i a l

found

When t h e room w a s s e a r c h e d i z r e r i t wes


there,

inclcding

matched tine m a t e r i a l s u s e d i n t h e I . E . D .

traces

of

explosives,

which was found i n t h e F c r d

Taunus.

The I.E.D.

found i n t h e F o r d 72unus was s i m i l a r t o t h e one whicn was

r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e d e s t r u c t i o z o f PA 103.

The n o d s

.. u s e d t o b r i n g

CpCranCi

60x1 ? A 1 C 3 wes si-ilzr :o

:?ET

on t h e E l A1 p l x e i n August, 1972, where z h e b c n b wzs s e c r ~ : ~ Bi n a


record player.

One Marwan Ocar K h r i s a t i s s t i l l wanted i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h e bcr.5 c n


t h e E l A1 f l i g h t .

CONCLUSION

K h r e e s z t a r r i v e d i n Vest G ~ r - z r y cn 1315 O c t c 5 e r . 1"s.

He gave h i s r e a s o n f o r t h e v i s i t t h e

f ~ c tt h a t he wished

to

do

b u s i n e s s with Dynacord E l e c t r o n i c s 2nd C o n s t r u c t i o n .

While r e s i d i n g i n Haschem A b a s s i ' s f l a t he


e l e c t r o n i c equipment and b o t h he

s p e n t time

and Dalkanoni

working on

a r e known t o have

bought e l e c t r i c a l equipment, s w i t c h e s , S s t t e r i e s e t c .

When d e t e i n e d on 26th O c t o b e r , 198E, a:

I.E.D. i s found i n t h e v e h i c l e

i n which he i s t r a v e l l i n g .

A t h i s subsequent h e a r i n g he m a i n t a i n s h i s r e a s o n f o r h i s v i s i t s

visiring

Dynacord.

states

HE

t h ~ th i s

a s s o c i ~ t i o n with

as
his

CO-eccused was simply f r a t e r n i t y w i t h h i s c o m p e t r i c t s z n d t h a z he d i d


n o t !mow a y t h i n g a b o u t t h e p r e p a r a ~ i o n o r p l z ? n i n p ?or m a t z a c k .

As no evidence of r e b u t t z l was g i v e n he w a s s e t f r e e .

Eviaence c o u l d have been l e d from Anmed Abassi a b o u t K h r e e s a t working


on e l e c t r o n i c equipment i n t h e f i s t a t i s s a s t r a s s e 10.

Evidence

c o u l d have been l e d t o t h e e f f e c t t h a t m t e r i a i s found a t t h e l o c a t i o n


where he was c a r r y i n g o u t t h i s work were icier.ticzl t o t h e m a t e r i a l s
used t o c o n s t r u c t t h e I .E.C.

which was found i n t h e Ford Taxr~us.

Evidence could have been l e d t o t h e f a c t t h a t a f t e r b e i n g i n Germany


f o r 13 days he had n o t approached Dynacord, which was supposed t o be
t h e reason f o r h i s v i s i t .
u n t i l 22nc February 1989).

( T n i s comparly was n c t a ~ p r o a c h e dby P o l i c e

Given t h e t c n e of Z r . K l n z e ' s c o ~ e r ~ zt bs o ~ ; eq:idence c f reSst:al,

ore

n u s t q u e s t i o n why t h e e v i d e n c e r e f e r r e d t o ~ b c v ewas n o t l e d a t t h e
hearing.

Haschem

Xad i t 5een l e d t h e s i t u a ~ i o nc i g h t k . a v ~ been d i f f e r e n t .

Abassi

refers

t o s e e i n g K h r e e s a t w i ~ h a brown h a r d s i d e d

Sansonite suitcase.

he was n o t u s i n g t h i s s u i t c a s e when he l e f t A b a s s i ' s house t o t r a v e l


home on 26th O c t o b e r , 198&, b u t Aimed Abassi r e f e r s t o s e e i n g a brown
s u i t c a s e i n t h e b o o t of t h e Ford Taunus when he r e t r i e v e d h i s c a s e
from t h e r e o u t s i d e t h e shop.

Dalkamoni t h e n l e f t ' t o park t h e c a r . '

When t h e c a r i s l e ~ e rt a k e n i n t o c u s t o d y a f x e r Dalkamoni and K h r e e s s t


a r e z r r e s t e a t h e r e i s no mention of

brokli s u i t c a s e b e i n g i n t h e

boot.

:c i s p o s s i b i e tinat t h e brown s c i t c z s e was a e l i v e r e a t o a n o t h e r ?-son


w h i l e Dzlkamoni was ' p a r k i n g t h e c a r ' and t h a t t h a t s u i t c a s e c o n t a i n e d
another

I.E.D.

a?d

that

the

suitcase

referred

TO

is

the

brown

Samsonite s u i t c a s e which c o n t a i n e d t h e I.E.D. c2 PA 103.

Tne 2.E.D which was r e c o v e r e d i n t h e Ford Taunm a p p e z r s t o be simiiar


t o t h e I.E.D. which d e s r r o y e d P.4 103.

A s i m i l a r d e v i c e , hidden i n a r e c o r d p l a y e r ,

was used on t h e S1 A1

p l a n e i n August, iS72, and one ICarwan Omar K h r i s a t is s t i l l w z t t e c i n


t h i s connection.

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