Mystery of Kidnap-murder of an Israeli Soldier is Solved

Members of a terrorist gang connected to George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were responsible for the kidnap-murder of an Israeli soldier, Moshe Tamam, who has been missing since August, 1984, Israeli Defense Force sources announced Thursday.

The round-up of the gang in recent days apparently solved the two-year-old mystery, the IDF said, though the investigation is continuing. The gang included several Israeli Arabs, aged 25-30. Some of the members were trained at a PFLP camp in Syria. Their capture yielded various weapons of types not used by the IDF.

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