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Cleaver Asserts U.S. Militant Blacks Support Anti-israel Guerrillas

Eldridge Cleaver, the Black Panther Leader wanted by American police, said in Algiers yesterday that the militant Negro movement in the U.S. fully supports Palestinian guerrilla activities against Israel. Cleaver, who has found asylum in Algeria, told the newspaper El Moujahid that “Zionists, wherever they may be, are our enemies.” He said the Panthers “totally support the armed struggle of the Palestinian people against the watchdogs of imperialism.” He charged that the U.S. uses the Zionists “to torpedo the struggle of our people for liberation.” Cleaver met earlier with El Fatah leader Yasser Arafat and pledged Black Panther cooperation against all pro-Israel Jews.