Tension ran high in Amman this week-end following renewed clashes between Jordanian forces and Palestinian commandos.
GV Entrance to Amman Post Office
SLV & MV Bullet holes in wall
MV Coffin carried to grave
GV Mourners (3 shots)
STV Coffin lowered into grave
LV Mourners at graveside
MV Guerrillas firing guns in salute (2 shots)
GV Guerrillas truck
MV & CU Wreaths on grave
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Background: Tension ran high in Amman this week-end following renewed clashes between Jordanian forces and Palestinian commandos. Yesterday (Saturday), the commandos buried one of three men who dies in fighting the previous night -- fighting that centred around Amman's Post Office.
In three hours of fighting at the Post Office, two rockets were fired at the building shattering windows. The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the trouble started after "Special Branch" agents interfered with two of its commandos who were distributing leaflets. The Front claimed that its men had occupied the building.
Besides the three dead, 10 people were wounded in the fighting.
The clashes came as the Palestine National Council wound up an emergency session in Amman confirming the right of resistance movements to reject United States peace initiatives in the Middle East.
Violent clashes continued again today (Sunday), with reports of shooting incidents at the Army and Police headquarters in Amman.