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  1/30/2008, Shevat 23, 5768

PA Rep. in US Calls Habash ‘A Great Leader’


Palestinian Authority representative to the United States Afif Safia recently released an announcement regarding the death of arch-terrorist George Habash in which he called Habash “a great leader.”  Safia invited US politicians to sign a memorial book in honor of Habash, whose PFLP group was responsible for hijacking airplanes and killing dozens of people.

US Congressman Tom Lantos harshly criticized Safia, calling it “stupidity” and arrogance to expect US leaders to express sorrow over the death of Habash.  Safia’s desire to honor an anti-American terrorist leader is disturbing to those who wish to see true peace between Israel and the PA, he said.