Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:04:22 CST
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Arafat helped Israeli Secret Service, MER
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The Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel's internal
security force, Sin Bet, cooperated to assassinate Yehiya Ayyash,
Hamas' legendary bomb maker who was blown up this month,
U.S. officials said.
One counterterrorism source said it was the PLO that finally
located the Gaza Strip home of a former college roommate where
Israel's most wanted man was hiding. 'They [the PLO] found
Another government source...confirmed the PLO assisted the Shin
Bet, which supplied the booby-trapped cellular phone that was
delivered to the bomber.
...Shortly before the assassination there was a startling
disclosure of the extent of cooperation between the PLO and Sin Bet in
Appearing in a closed session before Israel's parliament, Shin
Bet's chief, Karmi Gillon, disclosed that the PLO had helped thwart as
many as 80 suicide attacks on Israeli targets last year...
Gillon...also praised Arafat for bunting the militant opposition
groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, in the Gaza and West Bank areas
controlled by the PLO, according to leaked reports of the meeting.
In the days immediately following the assassination of Ayyash it is
important to note that a donor's group meeting in Europe, with much
Israeli encouragement, gave $1.37 billion to Arafat and his