The killing of Fakhrizadeh, Hamas warned, would lead to “chaos and instability that mainly serve the interests of the Zionist entity.”
TWA flight 741 was one of three planes successfully hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that day — the hijacking of an El Al plane was foiled by the onboard sky marshals.
The controversial course that prompted the letter is titled 'Apartheid in Palestine and the Criminalization of Solidarity.'
The assassination came amid unconfirmed reports that Hamas has arrested a number of its members on suspicion of collaboration with Israel.
The PFLP, a Marxist organization founded in 1967 by George Habash, is the second largest group forming the PLO. Fatah, which is headed by Abbas, is the largest faction of the PLO.