Mideast: The P.L.O. Fights Terrorism

The P.L.O. Fights Terrorism

According to a senior Palestinian security official, it was Palestinian intelligence that hunted and trapped ABU NIDAL after two plots to assassinate YASSER ARAFAT were uncovered in the past year. The source says Palestinian intelligence tracked down the elusive Abu Nidal in Libya and, in an "exceptional operation," got him into Egypt. The official wouldn't say precisely how this was done. Asked if it was a kidnapping, he said, "More or less."

The source says officials of both the Palestinian Authority and Egypt are eager to deny putting a hand on Abu Nidal for fear of retaliation by his followers, who...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!