Palestinian Guerrilla Groups Meet to Coordinate Campaign Against Israel

The leaders of all major Palestinian guerrilla organizations are meeting in Cairo to map a coordinated campaign against Israel and to discuss their differences with the Lebanese Government. Indications are that serious differences among the guerrillas themselves will have to be ironed out before any joint action can be planned. The main item on the agenda of the group, which styles itself the Palestine National Council, is reportedly the measures announced by the Beirut Government last week to restrict guerrilla operations against Israel from Lebanese soil. These include the licensing of all fedayeen before they are allowed to carry arms and an injunction against firing on Israel from Lebanese territory or planting mines in the border zone. The new restrictions are to go into effect on June 16. Yassir Arafat, leader of E1 Fatah has so far refrained from commenting on the Lebanese action. E1 Fatah and the other commando organizations signed a “national unity” agreement in Amman two weeks ago. They are expected to appoint a central committee to serve as a high level policy-making body at the conference.

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