The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several passengers, many Americans included and among them, Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer. Written by
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In April 2003, shortly after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. Special Forces captured Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, as he tried to flee Baghdad for Syria. Abbas, born Muhammad Zaydan, founded the P.L.F.. See more
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