EAST BERLIN (Mar. 1)
East Germany, after many years, has ended its military training program for Palestinian terrorists and asked the remaining participants to leave the country, well-informed sources confirmed here Thursday.
The shipment of weapons to the Palestine Liberation Organization and other terrorist groups was halted late last year, after the ouster of Erich Honecker’s Communist regime.
The sources also affirmed indirectly that the issue of training Palestinian terrorists was raised at the secret talks between representatives of Israel and East Germany in Copenhagen last month.
The training program was one of the more tangible examples of close cooperation between East Germany and the PLO in recent years.