In the summer of 1970, when David Raab was seventeen years old, he and his family traveled to Israel for the first time. When he boarded the plane at Lod (now Ben Gurion) Airport, his life would change forever and take on a new meaning, as he was one of the 143 passengers whose airplane was hijacked by a group known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Terror in Black September is the riveting story of what happened during the hijacking. Raab presents practically a blow by blow account of the facts of this horrifying ordeal, including details of the conflict that precipitated the hijacking. He documents the events he describes by date, exact time, and location.
These glimpses into Mr. Raab’s memories add up to a stunning account of an early encounter with terrorism.