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Background: Mr. Bassam Abu Sharif, the official spokesman of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), spoke to Visnews on Friday (1 February). He was commenting on thursday's (31 January) attack by four guerrillas on a Singapore oil refinery. Two of the four guerrillas are PFLP commandos; the other two are members of the Japanese extremist 'Red Army'.
Mr. Abu Sharif said the attack was launched as a warning to "all monopolistic exploiting companies ... and to imperialism in general" that the Palestinian people would accept on settlement imposed on them. The Palestinians, he said, want to "establish a democratic society in Palestine."
Commenting on the PFLP-Red Army participation, Mr. Abu Sharif said that the PELP will continues to work for increased co-operation with other revolutionary organisations "to fight imperialist interests."
The PFLP had earlier announced that the group responsible for the attack had been code-named the 'Kubaisey Unit'. It had been named after Basil Kubaisey, a PFLP leader assassinated last April.
Mr. Abu Sharif was disfigured int eh face and mutilated inthe right hand by a letter-bomb attack three years ago.