Palestinian terror boss allowed passage to Ramallah

Monday, July 16, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

The government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has cleared Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) founder and former commander Naif Hawatmeh to travel to the de facto Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah, just a few miles north of Jerusalem.

Hawatmeh was invited to Ramallah by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to sit in on a series of meetings regarding the future of the Hamas-less Palestinian government.

But Hawatmeh's presence inside the borders of Israel is being protested by those whose lives were shattered by one the PFLP's most successful and vicious terrorist attacks against the Jewish state.

Shortly after its establishment, the PFLP managed on May 14, 1974 to infiltrate three of its operatives into Israel via the northern border with Lebanon. The terrorists, disguised as Israeli soldiers, proceeded to kill two Arab women whose car they commandeered and slaughter an Israeli family in their nearby apartment. They then took over a school building in the northern town of Ma'alot where a group of Israeli high school students were spending the night as part of a field trip.

The next morning, the terrorists issued their demands, but were assaulted by elite Israeli troops after refusing to provide more time for Jerusalem to comply. The Israeli soldiers managed to kill all three terrorists, but not before the latter executed 21 students and five of their chaperones.

One of the survivors of that attack has filed a police complaint against Hawatmeh in hopes that the blood-soaked terror boss will be arrested upon setting foot in Israel, reported Israel National News.

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