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    Mr. Bassam Abu Sharif, the official spokesman for the Popular Front for the liberation of?

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    SCUs and Pan, PFLP posters on wall of Abu Sharif's office (2 shots)

    CUs Abu Sharif speaking

    ABU SHARIF: "This operation is a warning to all monopolistic, exploiting companies, ont eh one hand, and to imperialism in general that Arab revolutionaries -- together with the world's progressive forces -- will not be subdued by the vicious attack our masses are subjected to these days in the Middle East. This is also to announce to the world that we refuse the settlement of the Geneva Conference, and that the Palestinian people will fight in order to establish a democratic society in Palestine and will never accept nay settlement that will come short of meting the demands of the Palestinian people. There is a very deep meaning in the fact that two member so the Red Army of Japan participated in this operati??? The Popular Front will work to produce a better co-operation between revolutionary organisations int eh world to fight imperialist interests. No force in the world can stop us form doing that. We'll keep attacking imperialist and Zionist interests wherever possible and whenever possible. The disengagement of forces, as we see it, is the first stop of capitulation by certain Arab regimes to the imperialist. When we refused the 242 (U.N. resolution, the Geneva Conference, definitely we refused all steps leading tot eh final settlement and the disengement of foerces, as I said, is a preparetory stpe towards a settlemtn that will not last because we will do our best to abort it."

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    Background: Mr. Bassam Abu Sharif, the official spokesman for the Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP), spoke to Visnews on Friday (1 February). He was commenting on Thursday's (31 January) attack by four guerrillas on a Singapore oil refinery. Two of the four guerrillas are PFLP commandos; the other two are members of the Japanese extremist 'Red Army'.

    Mr. Abu Sharif said the attack was launched as a warning to "all monopolistic exploiting companies ... and to imperialism in general" that the Palestinian people would accept no settlement imposed on them. The Palestinians, he said, want to "establish a democratic society in Palestine."
    Commenting on the PFLP-Red Army participation, Mr. Abu Sharif said that the PFLP will continue to work for increased co-operation with other revolutionary organisations "to flight imperls 1st incerests."
    The PFLP hed earlier announced that the group responsible for the attack had been code-named the 'Kubaisey Unit'. It had been named after Basil Kubaisey, a PFLP leader assassinated lest April.

    Mr. Abu Sharif was disfigured in the face and mutilated in the right hand by a letter-bomb attack three years ago.

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