TEL AVIV (Mar. 11)
The Arab terrorist known as “Che Guevara,” whose activity recently has resulted in a number of murders of Arab notables and in the resumption of terrorist activities against Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, was killed Friday morning in a clash with an Israeli Army unit at his hiding place. With him were two other terrorist commanders who also were killed. There were no casualties to the Israelis, officials said.
Following a hand grenade throwing Thursday at an Israeli army truck which resulted in the death of an Israeli soldier and injuries to another Israeli, army units conducted searches in some Gaza suburbs. Two hand grenades were found in the Rimal quarter. Later a subterranean bunker was discovered at the home of a local physician Dr. Rashad Mousmar. Three Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine commanders were hiding in the bunker. One of them was “Che Guevara.”
The terrorists opened fire at the approaching Israelis. The fire was returned and the three terrorists were killed. Arms and ammunition as well as propaganda material were found in the bunker. Dr. Mousmar had been previously convicted for aiding terrorists and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He was released, however after two years on condition that he would remain in his medical profession and have no connections with terrorists. He was detained when the bunker was found in his home.