TEL AVIV (Nov. 29)
At least three members of the rejectionist Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine were reportedly injured Sunday when two Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at a terrorist base near the Lebanese port of Sidon.
The terrorists were encamped on the outskirts of the Ain Hilweh refugee camp near the southern Lebanese city.
The DFLP, led by Nayef Hawatmeh, is an offshoot of the Palestine Liberation Organization that strongly opposes the Israeli-PLO accord.
DFLP members had been involved in attacks against troops of the Israel Defense Force and its allied South Lebanon Army in the border security zone on the previous day.
According to reports from Lebanon, the Israeli fighter helicopters had approached at a low attitude from the sea and scored direct hits on their targets.
The targets appear to have been a building housing the DFLP and a nearby office used by George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, another strongly rejectionist group.