World: A Fraternal Bombing

Their sworn enemy is Israel, but Palestinian liberation groups have been so busy fighting each other that lately the Jewish state has gone virtually unscathed. Since July, factional bloodletting has left 60 dead and more than 100 wounded, including the victims of a savage Mafia-style war raging between Yasser Arafat's Al-Fatah and Iraqi-backed Palestinian agents in capitals across Europe and Asia. Early last week, a powerful explosion ripped through an eight-story apartment and office building in Beirut, killing more than 175 Palestinians and wounding 80 others. Among the dead: 37 members of the pro-Iraqi Palestine Liberation Front (P.L.F.) and ten members...

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