MIDDLE EAST: Death of a Terrorist

An "adopted son " who lived with fear—and dealt it out

At 3:35 last Monday afternoon, a Chevrolet station wagon carrying five Palestinians drove slowly down the Rue Verdun in west Beirut. As it passed a parked Volkswagen, a huge plastique bomb turned the street into a violent shambles of smoke and flames. The occupants of the station wagon were mortally wounded; four passersby, including a German nun and an English student, were killed, and 18 others were injured.

The most important passenger in the station wagon was Ali Hassan Salameh, better known...

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