The World: The Wrong Datsun

The Middle Eastern "war of the spooks" is now a three-cornered battle. Not only are Israeli agents and Palestinian guerrillas zapping one another in an underground duel, but Jordanian operatives have joined in.

In a residential area of Beirut largely inhabited by Palestinians, a garaged Datsun suddenly exploded in a shower of metal. The owner could not under stand why, but the police could. In the same garage stood another Datsun owned by Ziad Helou, one of four men identified as the assassins who shot down Jordanian Premier Wasfi Tell out side the Cairo-Sheraton Hotel in 1971 .

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