25 years after Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, with the loss of all 259 passengers and crew and 11 people on the ground, a former senior member of the Israeli security establishment said he was certain the bombing was carried out by Ahmed Jibril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.
The Israeli source said Israel was “listening in” during the months prior to the December 21, 1988, bombing on preparations for what “we thought was a plan to target an Israeli plane” and that it was “clear that Jibril prepared the operation.”
He said there was a “huge alert” in the Israeli security establishment in the months before the bombing, because of indications that the PFLP-GC was about to strike.
“We told the British and the Americans what we knew….We didn’t warn about a British or an American plane because we didn’t know that.”
The Israeli source did not dispute that Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya had commissioned the attack. Read more here.