Saturday, January 26, 2008

George Habash -i's Heart Overheats

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

George Habash, founder of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movement, died on Saturday at the age of 80. Habash was hospitalized five days ago due to a heart condition, and he was following events in the Palestinian territories until the last hours of his life.

Habash's PFLP was known for its policy against negotiations with Israel, and was famous for airplane hijacks in the 1970's. Hamas's official Mohammad Nazzal said Habash's death was a huge loss for the Palestinian cause:

"We had our ideological differences, but Dr. Habash shared Hamas' opposition to the peace deals the Palestinian Liberation Organisation signed with the Jewish state as a sell-out of Palestinian rights."
Congratulations and 24 points awarded to Famous Last Words. Rosters and Standing have been updated.


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