June 4, 1990 |
The Palestine Liberation Organization, reeling after a major setback at the United Nations and a threatened cutoff in dialogue with the United States, is struggling for a foothold amid one of its worst crises since the landmark decision to renounce terrorism and embark on a path for peace with Israel.
May 10, 1987
A senior official of the Palestine Liberation Organization warned that Arab extremists will launch a new campaign of terror if a proposed international conference on Middle East peace is not held. Salah Khalaf, deputy of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, said during a visit to China that an international conference is the "right channel" for a solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The conference idea is controversial, especially in Israel where the issue threatens to break up the coalition government.
June 11, 1987 |
Senior members of the Palestine Liberation Organization met in Hungary on Wednesday with Israelis defying Israeli law by taking part in the talks, the PLO said. Salah Khalaf, a senior aide to PLO chief Yasser Arafat, told reporters the talks began with a preliminary session of delegation leaders and that a full-scale meeting is to follow today. About 20 Israeli leftists, headed by Communist parliamentary deputy Charlie Bitton, are in Budapest for the talks.
April 7, 1991 |
The PLO has sentenced to death the bodyguard who gunned down Salah Khalaf, the group's second-in-command, on the eve of the Persian Gulf War, Palestinian sources said in Tunis. Hamza Abu Zid, who was handed over to the Palestine Liberation Organization by Tunisian authorities, is to be executed in Yemen sometime after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ends in mid-April, the sources said. Zid, 30, who once worked for Abu Nidal, broke ranks with his former boss in the late 1980s and joined the PLO.
August 15, 1988 |
A PLO delegation ended three days of talks with Jordanian leaders Sunday, and officials said the two sides agreed that Jordan will take no further measures to abolish its influence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Palestine Liberation Organization also reasserted its desire for confederation with Jordan after a Palestinian state has been established.
May 21, 1990 |
Arab leaders reacted with outrage to Sunday's killing of seven Arab workers by a deranged Israeli, and furious Palestinian exile groups called for new attacks on Israel. The shooting Sunday, blamed on an Israeli who had been dishonorably discharged from the army, set off riots in the Israeli-occupied territories. Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, urged U.N. Security Council action to protect Palestinians from massacres of Arabs, an aide said.