Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico Date in the current year: May 30, 2024

Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico Lod Massacre Remembrance Day is annually observed on May 30 in Puerto Rico. The terrorist attack on the airport occurred in Tel Aviv, Israel, but the Puerto Rican pilgrims suffered the most.

The Lod Airport Massacre was organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-External Operations, but the performers were three Japanese Red Army recruiters, Okamoto, Tsuyoshi Okudaira and Yasuyuki Yasuda.

The Japanese arrived at the airport on board of an Air France flight from Rome on May 30, 1972, carrying slim violin cases. In the waiting area they extracted rifles from the violin cases and began fire at airport staff and visitors. While magazines were changed, they tossed grenades. Yasuda was accidentally killed by the other attacker. Okudaira was shot by airport security. Okamoto was injured and arrested.

26 people died and 80 were injured in the massacre. Among them were 17 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico. Nowadays the anniversary of massacre is annually observed as a remembrance day.

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