George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), died on Saturday in Amman at the age of 81, an official Jordanian source told AFP.More on this piece of garbage here.
Habash stepped down as head of the Damascus-based PFLP in July 2000 after having led the faction which is a key component of the Palestine Liberation Organisation for more than 30 years.
He had been living in Jordan, the homeland of his wife, after an illness forced his retirement from political life.
The PFLP under Habash had hijacked airliners to Jordan and he called for the overthrow of Jordan's monarchy in 1970 before the Black September clashes in which the Jordanian army expelled the PLO from the kingdom.
* Habash was a Marxist guerrilla leader who was called a terrorist by Israel and hailed by Palestinians as a patriot.Sadly, he didn't suffer long.
* He stepped down as leader of the group in 2000, handing over to Abu Ali Mustafa, who was killed by Israel in 2001 during a Palestinian uprising.
* In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the PFLP carried out airline hijackings and kidnappings to highlight the Palestinian struggle. In September 1970, the PFLP hijacked and destroyed three Western airliners simultaneously, leading Jordan's King Hussein to crack down on the guerrillas.
* Habash -- often called The Doctor out of respect -- and other leaders of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), then moved to Beirut where he lived until Israel's 1982 invasion to root out the Palestinians. He then moved to Syria.
"He had a severe heart attack and he died instantly," said Leila Khaled, a member of the Palestine National Council and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Habash founded.The miscreant will be honored with three days of mourning.
Khaled spoke by telephone from Jordan Hospital in Amman, where she said Habash died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
(IsraelNN.com) PFLP founder George Habash died at age 83 in his home in Amman. His terror gang massacred dozens of Israeli adults, children and babies, assassinated Minister Ze'evi and plotted to kill Rabbi Ovadya Yosef.More here on his history of terror, with more at this Wikipedia page.
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced three days of mourning following the death of George Habash, the founder of terror gang PFLP. All PLO flags will be at half mast and there will be an official "house of mourning" in Abba's Ramallah office.