January 31, 1992 |
Ailing Palestinian guerrilla leader George Habash, 65, has been placed under guard at a Paris hospital and will be interrogated in connection with terrorist cases if medically possible, a Cabinet minister said today. France's decision to allow the Palestinian guerrilla leader into the country for medical treatment was sharply criticized Thursday at home and abroad as giving shelter to an acknowledged terrorist.
February 12, 1992 |
The French government survived a parliamentary vote of confidence on Tuesday over its handling of the controversial hospitalization here last month of Palestinian guerrilla leader George Habash. The censure vote proposed by center-right opposition parties in the French National Assembly received 261 votes, 28 votes short of the tally needed to bring down the government of Prime Minister Edith Cresson.
February 7, 1992 |
The French government had proof of George Habash's complicity in the 1976 hijacking of an Air France jetliner even as it allowed the Palestinian guerrilla chief to leave the country last week, a major Jewish group said Thursday. The World Jewish Congress said it was issuing a protest to the French government and demanding to know why Habash was not arrested, said Executive Director Elan Steinberg.
February 5, 1992 |
In an attempt to put an end to the swirling political controversy surrounding Palestinian guerrilla leader George Habash's entry into France last week for medical treatment, President Francois Mitterrand on Tuesday dismissed the matter as "not serious" but only "an error of judgment" on the part of senior French bureaucrats.
February 1, 1992 |
Opposition leaders called Friday for Prime Minister Edith Cresson and senior ministers in her government to resign for their responsibility in a controversial decision to allow ailing Palestinian guerrilla leader George Habash to come to France for medical treatment.
February 2, 1992 |
Palestinian guerrilla leader George Habash left France on Saturday after three days of hospitalization in Paris that stirred up a national political furor, forced the resignations of four senior officials and shook the governing Socialist Party to the core. Habash, 65, under treatment for a heart condition, departed France for Tunis, Tunisia, in an Algerian jet after doctors ruled that his condition was too poor to permit his interrogation by French authorities for terrorist crimes.