Five Palestinian Terrorist Commanders Accidentally Blow Themselves Up In Lebanon

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by William A. Jacobson at

Another Palestinian Work Accident: “[T]he deaths were the result of explosives and ammunition detonating as the PFLP-GC members were moving them.”

So-called Palestinian Work Accidents are when a terrorist is killed or seriously injured through his or his group’s error while preparing to attack Israel.

We have another apparent entry, five entries to be precise, Commanders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command:

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command (PFLP-GC) is a Syria-based terrorist group that former Syrian Army officer Ahmad Jibril established when he split from the PFLP in 1968. Like the PFLP, it combines Arab nationalism with Marxist-Leninist ideology and is focused on destroying Israel and removing Western influence from the Middle East—ultimately establishing a Marxist Palestinian state. Jibril claimed that his new group would focus more on fighting and less on politics.

During the 1970s and 1980s, PFLP-GC carried out dozens of attacks in Europe and the Middle East, primarily against perceived Israeli interests. The group shifted its focus in the early 1990s to conducting small-scale attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. The PFLP-GC has not claimed responsibility for any attacks since 2015 but fought alongside Syrian regime forces during the Syrian civil war until at least 2020 and has expressed support for Iran and Lebanese Hizballah….

The US State Department designated PFLP-GC as a foreign terrorist organization on 8 October 1997. The State Department designated the group as a terrorist organization under Executive Order 13224 (for the purpose of levying financial sanctions against it) on 31 October 2001.

The PFLP-GC is an even more radical splinter group of the PFLP, a terrorist group popular on among anti-Israel activists on American campuses and of which Rasmea Odeh was the first female military member.

Five commanders of PFLP-GC were blown up in an unexplained explosion at a base in Lebanon that originally was blamed on Israel.


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