West Bank Group Warns Popular Front Against Harming Remaining Hostages

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine was warned over the week-end that any harm done to Jews or other hostages it continues to hold in Jordan will bring reprisals against PFLP members in Israeli jails. The warning was conveyed by a three-man delegation of West Bank Arabs who went to Amman several days ago. apparently at the behest of Israeli authorities. The three returned yesterday and reported that they had gotten no reply from the terrorists. They refused to comment on reports that PFLP leaders in Amman refused to see them. But one of the delegates. Dr. Zawi Kanchawi, a Nablus physician, told newsmen, “You can rest assured that we found a way to have our message relayed to the commanders of the Popular Front.” Dr. Kanchawi said he was a close friend of PFLP leader Dr. George Habash and admitted that some of his brothers belonged to the Marxist-oriented terrorist group. The newspaper Haaretz reported today that Israeli military authorities have taken a first step toward invoking the death penalty against terrorists. According to the paper the authorities decided to add at least two civilian lawyers to future military tribunals trying terrorists. This is necessary under the military penal code if the court is to have the authority to impose the death penalty.

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