WORLD : Israel Sentences Arabs in Raid
An Israeli military court sentenced 12 Arab guerrillas to 30 years in prison today for a foiled seaborne raid in May that prompted Washington to sever contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Israel killed four Palestinians and captured 12 in the attempted speedboat raid on beaches near Tel Aviv.
The Palestine Liberation Front faction led by Abu Abbas was behind the assault, which the Israeli army said was launched from Libya. It prompted the United States to break off its 18-month dialogue with the parent PLO, which had resumed after Yasser Arafat renounced terrorism in December, 1988.