THE MIDDLE EAST: Retaliating with Multiple Terror

Another senseless round of terror and counterterror shook the Middle East last week. It began last Tuesday morning when salvos of 3.5-in. rockets crashed into buildings that housed offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in downtown Beirut. The main P.L.O. headquarters for Lebanon, on the wide, busy boulevard called the Corniche Mazraa, was wrecked, as was the P.L.O. research center near the Rue Sadat. The office responsible for coordinating al-Fatah's covert terrorist activities inside Israel narrowly escaped heavy damage when the four rockets that had obviously been aimed at it landed instead...

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