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  • Location: Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna, Portugal

Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine

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1980s: Book two of the Jerusalem Spy series

  • ISBN: 978-0990526339
  • Genre: Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and dangerous Abu Nidal. Shai is under orders to kill Ramzy when the mission ends. Instead, they forge a friendship that transcends the hatreds of their heritage. Loyalties are tested. Will they capture Abu Nidal or betray each other? In a conflict where both sides dehumanize each other, two extremely human men, are caught in the cross-hairs of the larger war.

Travel Guide

Explore the conflict of Israel and Palestine

Bullets of Palestine is a fictional manhunt for the real life terrorist, Abu Nidal. The Abu Nidal organisation was the most dangerous extremist group of its era. Critical of Yasser Arafat for not standing up more fiercely to King Hussein when Hussein expelled the PLO from Jordan in 1970, four years later Abu Nidal split from Arafat. For over 13 years, Abu Nidal struck across Europe and the Middle East, attacked both the Rome and Vienna airports, and over that span killed more than 200. His targets were Jews and moderate Palestinian leaders.

On June 3, 1982, three Abu Nidal followers all but murdered the Israeli ambassador to the UK as he left the Dorchester hotel in London. Shot in the head, Argov spent several months in a coma and remained severely disabled until his death in 2003. Ariel Sharon, then Israel’s defence minister, responded by invading Lebanon. Something  Abu Nidal applauded and maybe had attempted to incite as the mainstream PLO had taken up residence there.  I wanted to write a novel of Israeli- Palestinian reconciliation and came up with the idea of my protagonists the Israel and the Palestinian cooperation in an uneasy alliance to silence their mutual enemy, Abu Nidal.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Bullets of Palestine

Destination: Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna   Author/guide: Howard Kaplan  Departure: 1980s

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