Bazooka Shells Injure Woman; Report Arafat, Habash Join Forces
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Bazooka Shells Injure Woman; Report Arafat, Habash Join Forces

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A 49-year-old woman was injured by flying glass when exploding bazooka shells shattered windows in the Upper Galilee village of Sasoufa early today. The victim was identified as Rebecca Bitoon. The shells were fired by Arab terrorists who infiltrated across the Lebanese border about four miles away. Security forces combed the area for the perpetrators. No other casualties were reported. King Hussein of Jordan vowed yesterday to restore order in his country after ten days of bloody clashes with Palestinian guerrillas. According to reports from Beirut, El Fatah leader Yassir Arafat has given orders for an all-out campaign to topple the Hussein regime and establish Jordan as the main base for guerrilla activities against Israel.

Arafat, who is reportedly in Syria, was said to have joined forces with Dr. George Habash, the Marxist leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP, one of the most extreme of the Arab terrorist groups, was responsible for a rash of aerial hijackings last September. Arafat was said to have linked up with Habash in order to suppress his rivals for power within El Fatah ranks. El Fatah was badly mauled in the Jordanian civil war last September and its ranks were decimated by mass desertions. The image of the Palestinian guerrilla movement has suffered and it no longer enjoys the popular support it once had in neighboring Arab countries. The Jerusalem Arabic daily Al Kuds reported today that the current fighting in Jordan has not produced the same anti-Hussein feelings that were prevalent among West Bank Arabs during the Jordanian civil war. The paper said an anti-Hussein campaign by former Mayor Hamdi Kanaan of Nablus was a complete failure.

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