Israel/Palestine

Remembering Habash

Richard Seymour and his commenters (and no doubt many others of their ilk) are paying tribute to George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who died in Jordan at age 82.

Among other things, Habash will be remembered for the PFLP’s role in the Lod (now Ben Gurion) Airport massacre of 1972, in which members of the Japanese Red Army murdered 26 people, including 11 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico; and the 1976 hijacking to Entebbe airport in Uganda of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv, during which Holocaust survivors once again found themselves being ordered around and “selected” by armed Germans.

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