MIDDLE EAST: More Terror

The P.L.O. tries to make up

Palestinian liberation factions have been so busy lately assassinating one another that it was almost a relief—for them—to be at war with Israel again. Last week, in the aftermath of an Israeli air raid on Palestinian camps on the outskirts of Beirut, an elderly Palestinian woman expressed some consolation as she mourned the four dead and 14 wounded. "At least," she said, "these were Israeli bombs, and we are not afraid to die. When we are killed by Palestinians, it is shameful."

The Israeli attack was in retaliation for...

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