Habash, Prominent PLO Figure, Dies at 81 George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, died this weekend. His radical PLO faction gained notoriety after the simultaneous hijackings of four Western airliners in 1970 and the seizure of an Air France flight to Uganda.
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Habash, Prominent PLO Figure, Dies at 81

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Habash, Prominent PLO Figure, Dies at 81

Habash, Prominent PLO Figure, Dies at 81

Habash, Prominent PLO Figure, Dies at 81

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Palestinian nationalist George Habash died this weekend. Habash founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which was responsible for dramatic airplane hijackings and other terrorist attacks in the 1960s and 70s. Andrea Seabrook talks about Habash with Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi.

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