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Ahmed Jibril

Ahmed Jibril (b. 1928) is the founder and leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC). Since its founding in 1968, the PFLP-GC has staged numerous attacks against Israeli targets, both military and civilian.

On May 7, 2001, the Israeli Navy seized a Palestinian boat filled with heavy weapons in the port of Haifa. Jibril is rumored to have been behind the shipment of weapons, which were bound for the Gaza Strip.

On May 20, 2002, Jibril's son, Jihad Ahmed Jibril, who headed the military wing of PFLP-GC, was killed in a car bombing in Beirut. The assassination was blamed on Israel, although the Jibril family and the PFLP-GC have many enemies among both Palestinians and others in Lebanon.

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