Jabril was the leader for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command, one of the more extreme Palestinian terrorist groups which provided support for the most rejectionist that is, the most vehemently opposed to the Israeli-Palestine peace process and dialogue. Jabril's base was mainly in Syria.
In 1988 a year after the introduction of the intifada Israel mounted a massive raid on Jabril's headquarters outside Beirut, to show it was not intimidated by the intifada.
There was much rivalry between Jabril and Yasser Arafat as Jabril was supported by Syria which was determined to control all the groups in the Lebanon including Arafat's. He carried on the war with Israel by using suicide bombers; as he was very bitter and hateful toward Arafat after he had formerly recognised Israel's right to exist and renounced terrorism in December 1988.
See also: Arafat.
Since the debacle of defeat in 1945, Japan has emerged, thanks to American help, as one of the most economically strong and democratic nations in Asia. Although the Liberal Democratic Party has held power for the past three decades, there has been much opposition, and acts of politically motivated violence have been carried out by both extreme right- and left-wing groups. Although there are many right-wing organisations, membership of each of them is small, and generally they advocate totalitarian government as the best solution to overcome corruption, exploitation and unequal treaties with foreign powers. Extreme left-wing groups have extended operations to targets outside Japan, particularly in terms of hijacking to which until the late 1970s the Japanese government meekly acceded. Since then tougher approaches have been adopted to hijacking. Left-wing groups take part in violent clashes and ideological feuds with each other on regular occasions.
The most well-known of the radical groups is the United Red Army (Rengo Shekigun), although in recent years its activities have decreased. This terrorist group was established among disillusioned students who saw in the Paris student riots in May 1968 their blueprint for bringing about world revolution. The group has been noted for its violent clashes, the extremism of the original female leader, Fusako Shigenobu, and the number of radical leftists who have been killed in internal clashes.
In spite of these problems, and the success of the security forces against them, the United Red Army has declared that it will continue to fight for the materialisation of a people's republic of Japan by uniting and joining forces with the oppressed people, comrades and friends in confrontation with Japanese imperialism. During early operations it stressed the need to fight against Zionism, and later affirmed the need for a revolution in Japan and its solidarity with the Japanese people in their struggle against the monarchy, and criticised Japan's economic exploitation of South Korea. Its