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World IN BRIEF : ISRAEL : Abbas Threatens Hang Glider Attacks

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Abul Abbas, the Palestinian guerrilla leader whose group tried to raid Israel by sea last month, said he plans to attack again, this time with motorized hang gliders. In an interview in the Jordanian daily Sawt al Shab, he vowed that his Palestine Liberation Front will keep up what he called the armed struggle against Israel. “The next attack will be carried out by hang gliders and will cover many sectors . . . the coast, the interior, the north and the south,” Abbas was quoted as saying. The newspaper did not say where or when the interview took place. A powered hang glider was used in November, 1987, in an attack that killed six Israeli soldiers before the lone gunman was slain.


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