Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty back in 1967 was “intentional”, says Alison Weir, executive director of If Americans Knew.
“There is no question about that. There is a great deal of evidence that it was intentional. The ship was flying a large American flag when Israeli force shot that down”, she said in a phone interview with the U.S. Desk on Saturday.
The USS Liberty came under attack by an Israeli jet fighter and Israeli torpedo boats during the Six Day war. Thirty-four crew members were killed and 170 others were injured in the incident.
On the 45th anniversary of the incident, Weir questioned the accuracy of the sole investigation conducted by the U.S. government at the time, saying that the probe was “a cover-up” as confessed by a top member of the investigation team years after the attack.
“The survivors of that attack and the families of those who were killed are still actively calling for a fair and public investigation of what happened that day 45 years ago”, she said.