TEL AVIV (Aug. 2)
Three Palestinian terrorists on their way toward the Galilee panhandle to commit mass slaughter were killed in a clash with the South Lebanon Army on Tuesday. There were no casualties among the SLA troops.
The stack of leaflets and the type of weapons the terrorists carried indicated that they had planned to kill as many Israelis as possible rather than take hostages for bargaining purposes.
According to documents found on their bodies, they were members of Talaat Yacub’s pro-Syrian group known variously as the Front for Palestine Liberation or the Palestine Popular Struggle Front.
The heavily armed terrorists had intended to infiltrate Israel and perpetrate “murderous attack” on Kibbutz Manara or Kibbutz Margaliyot.
The two kibbutzim are opposite the spot near Hula village, some three miles from the border, where the gunmen were sighted by the SLA troops, who then proceeded to give chase and kill them in a running gun battle.