MIDDLE EAST: The Guerrillas Again

The Palestinian guerrillas, who had been dormant since King Hussein expelled them from Jordan eight months ago, exploded into new activity last week with a series of attacks that reverberated throughout the Middle East. One group skyjacked a West German jet and successfully ransomed it for $5,000,000 (see following story). Then fedayeen struck in Gaza and on the Lebanese border, killing five Israelis, two of them civilians. Israeli armored forces and aircraft retaliated in the most intense fighting since the Middle East cease fire began 19 months ago.

The Israeli troops swept into Lebanon toward what they call Fatahland,...

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