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  • ... that the German government set up the whole hijacking ...

    I've never heard that one before, and it doesn't make any sense to me.

    As to the botched police operation, that is precisely the reason: the people involved were ordinary policemen with no counter-terrorism experience at all. Mossad chief Zvi Zamir offered the help of Sayeret Matkal, but the German government arrogantly turned it down, claiming that their own "security forces" could handle the situation. It was only after the massacre that the
    • I'll readily admit that the source -- Jamal Al Gashey -- is suspect, since he's a horribly evil man who deserves to die. However, he has no motive that I can tell to lie; the German officer whom they interviewed (I can't recall his name) said that it was very possible; and the circumstances themselves were apparently suspect (small number of passengers on the hijacked plane, no women, no children, etc.).

      Zvi Zamir was interviewed for the documentary as well. It's a good work, you can see it and decide for yourself whether to believe the German government was involved. While I accept that it certainly could be untrue, I believe it more than I disbelieve it.