Sunday, September 22, 2019

Greece: Terrorist behind Hijack of TWA 847 and murder of US Navy sailor arrested in Greece.

(Athens) A 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985 has been arrested in Greece/ . TWA Flight 847 was seized by terrorists said to belong to Hezbollah,( a claim they deny) . During the hijack, US navy diver Robert Stretham, was beaten, shot and dumped on the tarmac at Beirut airport.

 Steelworker 2nd Class Robert Stethem

The four original hijackers  were:
  • Mohammed Ali Hamadei who was arrested in Germany in 1987
  • Imad Mughniyeh was killed in a 2008 bombing in Damascus,
  • While Hassan Izz-Al-Din and Ali Atwa have remained at large.

Police have refused to release the suspect’s name. However several Greek media outlets have named him as Mohammed Ali Hammadi, who was paroled in 2005 and returned to Lebanon on his release. At the time Germany resisted pressure to extradite him to the United States after Hezbollah abducted two German citizens in Beirut and threatened to kill them. Hammadi, along with fellow hijacker Hasan Izz-Al-Din and Ali Atwa, remains on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists under the name Mohammed Ali Hamadei. The FBI offered a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his capture. Lets hope. he gets extradited to the US and made to spend the rest of his life picking up the soap in a Hi Max prison shower.for his new 20 stone boyfriend Bernard.

In honour of Steelworker 2nd Class Robert Stethem, the US Navy named the  Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Stethem after him. the ship was christened on the 16 July 1994 by his mother Mrs. Patricia L. Stethem.