The renewed fighting in Lebanon's 17 month old civil war. Syrian and right-wing forces have?
GV EXTERIOR United Nations headquarters, New York
SCU PLO observer, Zehdi Terzi, speaking to reporter
REPORTER: "Mr. Terzi, in view of the fact that the PLO is now at odds with the Arab country that was once its former supporter, namely Syria, can the PLO still remain a viable organisation?"
TERZI: "Well, the Palestine Liberation Organisation exists thanks to the support that we have from the Palestinians first. And from the peoples of the Arab world and the peoples all over the world who see justice in our cause. The regime in Syria at this moment, and this very morning has started an offensive attack to eliminate us. We are certain that their people as well as our people will call their bluff. So, we fell certain that our revolution and our cause, which is a just cause, eill win in the end."
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Background: The renewed fighting in Lebanon's 17 month old civil war. Syrian and right-wing forces have launched a major offensive against the leftist and Palestinian alliance in the mountains to the east of the capital, Beirut. But the Palestine Liberation Organisation observer at the United Nations said the left-wing alliance would repel the attack.
SYNOPSIS: The PLO's chief observer at the U.N., Zehdi Terzi, told reporters on Monday (28 September) about the new offensive against the Palestinians in Lebanon.