- THE CRY OF THE PELICAN; Thriller, published in 2006 by MV publishing house of Münster* What agitated me to write this book:* “The fight between Palestinians and Jews is not a conflict between justice and injustice.” said Chaim Weizmann, first president of the state of Israel. “Those are two rights who fight against each other!”* These sentences initiated me to begin a comprehensive search for the scourge of our time and the international terrorism in 1979.* In 1987 I began to adapt those materials for a novel.* In the meantime terror attacks happened one after the other – in Israel, on Bali, on Djerba, in Kenya and Tanzania, in New York. The Attack came almost every time from the Near East, like on 7th August 1998, a delivery van exploded in front of the diplomatic agency in the capital Nairobi and 213 people died. It was the heaviest terrorist attack committed ever in the southern Africa. The embassy was damaged heavily, and part of the building collapsed. Approximately 5000 people were injured, many of them hurt by rubbles and broken glass. In the embassy 44 people died and twelve of them were US citizens. But only the terrorist attack on the Israeli hotel in Mombasa and the bombardment of EL Al airplane in November 2002, which was implemented exactly in the same way like 27 years ago, urged me to complete the novel.* This book is a strange thing in our time, because it is written for all arguing parties in the Near East in the hope that humans will triumph over the Biblical saying: Tooth for tooth, eye for eye.* I would like to thank all who were helpful to me for the preparation of the manuscript: David Kaufman, the orthodox Jew from Natania; Daphne, the engaged female social worker from Jerusalem; Said, the Arab, his family and his friends in Tulcarem at the west bank, they are also my friends now, and not at least my both female staff at home in Brandenburg.* In order to endanger nobody because of the explosiveness of the topic, I would like to globally mention the staff of “Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz” and the specialists of the “Institute für Zeitgeschichte”, both in Berlin, who promoted my work with great engagement.* Geula Assmann-Cohen let me go through the cruelty of a war of our time and the international terrorism through her shocking letters. She passed away as a result of the irreparable psychological consequences of this conflict, therefore my thanks remain unfortunately unknown to her.
At the end of 1975 an assassination is attempted to the Palestinian Abu Amir during a fashion show in the hotel in Abu Dhabi. Was it the power struggle between the individual rivalling groups within the PLO or an attack of the Israeli secret service Mossad? Few weeks later, on 18 January 1976 six persons are arrested in Nairobi, who wanted to shoot down an Israeli airplane with a Soviet SAM 7 rocket .It concerns three Palestinians, ne of them is the operation boss Abu Hannafeh who is on the black list of Mossad for a long time. After the attack on his life in Abu Dhabi in 1975 and his recovery, Abu Amir represents the PLO in Moscow under his civil name Mustafa el Kahtani. He is assigned on the Taleban by the Russian secret service FSB ( Federalnaja Slushba Bezopasnosti) and finally becomes a member of the planning staff of the El Qaida. Being involved in different terrorist attacks, he wants to be revenged now on Israeli for the catastrophic end of the operation in Kenya in 1975, for which his group was responsible. On 28 November 2002 therefore Abu Amir leads the terror attack prepared by him against a ARKIA airplane and the Israeli holiday resort “Paradise Hotel”. “Thereby the world hears the voice of the Palestinian refugees and the spotlight is focused on the Zionist terrorism in the West Jordan territory and in the Gaza Strip”. Two SAM 7 rockets are shot at an Israeli charter aircraft, which started from Mombasa. Nobody is injured during this terror attack, because the rockets do not reach the target like 27 years ago. Abu Amir will not survive the disgrace for the meaning of the second fail.