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Palestinian Guerrilla Organizer Gets 40-year Term; Terrorist Killed

January 29, 1971
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Rubhi Hadr Abu Hummus, a 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist organizer, was sentenced yesterday by a military tribunal in Lydda to 40 years in jail for scores of acts of sabotage, including the double bombing at the local central bus terminal. The accused, of the village of Isawwiyeh near Jerusalem, did not take part in any of the incidents but was convicted of planning them and sending others to do the actual work. One of his subordinates, Said Abu Farrah of Baqa el-Gharbiya, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in the deaths of two persons and injuries to 34 others in the bus station bombings. In the El Shatti refugee camp this morning, a terrorist sought by the Israeli security forces was shot and killed when he refused to halt.

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