MIDDLE EAST: Renegade Terrorism

The Arab world was delighted last week when the U.N. Security Council condemned Israel for the skyjacking of a chartered Iraqi airliner. But mixed with that pleasure was a fear that somehow Palestinian commandos would let Israel off the hook by staging another bloody spectacular, just as they did after Israeli jets shot down a Libyan airliner last March at a cost of 108 lives.

Only nine days later, Palestinian terrorists broke into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum and killed three diplomats (two Americans, one Belgian), thus turning world indignation away from Israel. Summing up the Arab fears this time...

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