Another conspiracy theory or false flag operation?
An extraordinary claim that Israeli intelligence may have had a hand in an airline hijacking before sending in commandos to rescue the hostages at Entebbe was made to the Foreign Office.
It came via David Colvin, the first secretary at the British embassy in Paris, according to a newly released National Archives file.
Mr Colvin told his superiors that his source suggested that the attack was carried out by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine with help from the Israeli Security Service, the Shin Bet.
It was designed to torpedo the rival Palestine Liberation Organisation’s standing in France and to prevent what they saw as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans.
The story was also reported in the Jerusalem Post.
We already know from Victor Ostrovsky’s book “By Way of Deception” (former Mossad agent), that there are many accounts of false flag operations that were carried out to isolate the Palestinians.
The bombing of the King David Hotel demonstrated the lengths some elements within Israel are prepared to go to in order to achieve their goals. This is certainly not beyond the bounds of possibility.