April 10, 1987 |
Israeli helicopter gunships shelled a Palestinian guerrilla base outside this southern Lebanese port Thursday, killing two guerrillas and wounding five, police reported. Israel's military command said pilots reported accurate hits on the targets south of Sidon, which is 25 miles south of Beirut and 37 miles north of the Israeli border. It was the ninth Israeli air attack in Lebanon this year.
August 12, 1986 |
Israeli warplanes on Monday struck what the military command here described as terrorist targets in the Syrian-controlled section of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, operating for the first time within range of SAM-2 missile batteries that sparked a war scare last winter when Syria deployed them.
June 28, 1986 |
A member of a breakaway faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization was arrested Friday for allegedly tricking another man into trying to carry a suitcase bomb aboard an Israeli airliner in an attempt to blow it up in flight. Police said Nasser Hassan Ali, a lieutenant in the Abu Moussa Group, offered Isaias Manuel Jalafe $1,000 and a ticket on El Al Flight 396 from Madrid to Tel Aviv to carry the suitcase on the pretense that it contained heroin.
January 3, 1989 |
Philippine Airlines today identified four people authorities say are members of a radical Palestinian faction that has threatened to hijack or blow up an Asian airliner this month. An airline spokesman said the four--Mudh Zaman Bakar, Muhen Barani, Mustafa Burani and Ahmed Yasar--are believed to be members of Fatah Uprising, a Palestinian faction led by Abu Moussa.
August 11, 1986 |
Israeli helicopter gunships rocketed Palestinian camps near this southern Lebanese city Sunday, wounding at least 10 people, Lebanese security sources said. The sources said four helicopters, protected by two fighter planes, attacked guerrilla bases in the Ein el Hilwa and Miye ou Miye camps and in an area south of Sidon. A 13-year-old girl was among the injured, they added.
January 6, 1989 |
Arab radicals today announced the formation of a new alliance in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip that includes Muslim fundamentalists and pro-Syrian extremists opposed to the Palestine Liberation Organization and Yasser Arafat's recent peace overtures. In a leaflet issued today, the Palestinian radicals accused Arafat of "selling out Palestine to imperialism and Zionism" in his announcement at a news conference in Geneva last month that he recognizes Israel and renounces terrorism.