January 27, 2008.
This is what Mahmoud Abbas, of whom President Bush said in his
State of the Union address today:
“Palestinians have elected a president who recognizes that
confronting terror is essential to achieving a state where his people
can live in dignity and at peace with Israel,” said of George Habash:
“The death of this historic leader is a great loss for the
Palestinian cause and for the Palestinian people for whom he fought
for 60 years.” and he ordered Palestinian Authority flags to be flown
at half mast for three days.
PFLP founder George Habash died at age 83 in his home in Amman.
His terror gang massacred dozens of Israeli adults, children and
babies, assassinated Minister Ze’evi and plotted to kill Rabbi Ovadya
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced three days of mourning
following the death of George Habash, the founder of terror gang
PFLP. All PLO flags will be at half mast and there will be an official
“house of mourning” in Abba’s Ramallah office.
History of murder
The PFLP was founded in 1967, several months after the Israeli
victory in the Six Day War. In 1968, PFLP terrorists hijacked an El Al
plane that was en route from Rome to Tel Aviv. Its passengers were
held hostage for 39 days before being released. This was the first
time an El Al plane was hijacked. One month later, the PFLP attacked
another El Al jet on the ground at Athens airport. One passenger was
These are some of the PFLP’s crimes in 40 years of existence:
* 1970, the PFLP blew up a Swissair flight to Israel in midair.
47 people died, including 15 Israelis.
* 1972, Japanese terrorists trained by the PFLP murdered 24
people, including 16 pilgrims from Puerto Rico, at Lod airport.
* 1976, PFLP terrorists cooperated with German terrorists
and hijacked an Air France jet to Entebbe, Uganda. The hostages
were freed by Israel in a daring raid.
* 1980, PFLP terrorists took over the children’s room at
Misgav Am in northern Israel, and murdered a baby, as well as the
* 2000, Habash retired from active leadership of the PFLP,
for health reasons.
* 2001, a PFLP squad assassinated Israeli Minister Rechavam
* The PFLP carried out three suicide bombings between 2002
and 2004, at Karnei Shomron (3 murdered) at Geha Intersection (3
murdered) and at Shuk HaCarmel in Tel Aviv (3 murdered).
In April 2005, the Shabak (General Security Service) told the press
that it had successfully uncovered a plot by a PFLP cell to murder
Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadya Yosef.