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November 25, 1974

DOMESTIC SECURITY SERVICE (BVD), PANORAMA REPORT, '1 APRIL 1974 - 1 OCTOBER 1974’

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    A report in which the BVD testified in broad terms to the Department of Home Affairs about its activities in the past 6 months
    "Domestic Security Service (BVD), Panorama Report, '1 April 1974 - 1 October 1974’ ," November 25, 1974, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained and released by Stiftung Argus http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/165569
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Political terrorism

Arabic terrorism

The hostage drama in the French embassy in The Hague that lasted from Friday night 13 September until Tuesday night 17 September, has taken a lot of the service’s [the BVD uses ‘the service’ to refer to itself – CH] attention.

During the entire time the service worked on a 24-hour-basis. In total about 60 employees of different departments were involved.

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From the creation of the operation center in the embassy of the United States, an employee of the service was present as liaison.

The head of the service was present at the meetings in the crisis center at the Department of Justice.

The activities of the service were primarily aimed at providing data that could be deemed relevant for the formulation of a policy to end the hostage drama.

Furthermore, attempts were made to identify the three Japanese terrorists, it was checked whether they could rely on local support, and technical support was offered.

Liaison was maintained constantly with the eligible foreign services.

The service currently takes part in the police and [ministry of] Justice investigation into the hostage drama.

The three Japanese terrorists have been identified as [BLANK], [BLANK], and [BLANK].

A brother of [BLANK] has been killed during the terrorist attack on the airport LOD on 30 May 1972.

[BLANK] was involved, just as [BLANK], in the attack of 21 January 1974 on a SHELL-refinery in Singapore, which was followed by the hijacking of a ferry, of which the hijackers were set free through an attack of the Japanes Red Army against the Japanese embassy in Kuwait.

The hostage taking of the personnel of this embassy necessitated the Japanese government to send a JAL airplane to Singapore to take the terrorists on board. The plane then flew to Kuwait, where the occupiers of the embassy came on board, after which the entire party of terrorists was brought to Aden.

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