Terrorists: Undiplomatic Illness

Undiplomatic Illness

The zone of quiet around the posh Henry-Dunant hospital in Paris was fractured by a political thunderclap last week with the arrival of George Habash, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. His organization has carried out airliner hijackings and bloody terrorist attacks in France, Israel and elsewhere since the late 1960s, including the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane to Uganda that was liberated by Israeli troops. Yet Habash, 65, was routinely admitted to the country and the hospital for treatment of a stroke he suffered in Tunis.

Israel was outraged, and so were many leading...

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