ITALIAN LODO, THE ILLICIT ALLIANCE
Events that shaped the countries of the Mediterranean
An episode from the series ECHOES OF HISTORY
After the attack on December 17, 1973, at the Roma Fiumicino airport by a Palestinian commando, the Italian government concludes a secret agreement with the PFLP aimed at protecting the country from further attacks. Until today, no written record of this shameful deal can be found.
On August 2, 1980, a new attack at the Bologna railway station is attributed to far-right activists. In fact, it could be an act of Palestinian revenge following the breaking of the agreement when a shipment of missiles destined for the PFLP was blocked by the Italian authorities.
Even today, this extremely sensitive affair has still many shadowy areas.