Nayef Hawatmeh, head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, suffered light wounds when he was hit by flying glass after a car bomb exploded in central Damascus, according to Arab sources. Thursday’s explosion in the city killed more than 40 people and injured over 200.
Hawatmeh formed the Marxist DFLP – one of the major factions within the Palestine Liberation Organization – in 1969. The organization was responsible for numerous terrorist attacks on Israeli soil, including the attack at Maalot in 1974, which killed some 30 people. (Roi Kais)