Achille Lauro Hijacker Abbas Dies

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    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Mohammed Abul Abbas, head of a Palestinian splinter group and mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger ship in which an American tourist was killed, has died in U.S. custody in Iraq (news - web sites), Palestinian and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    The ship was commandeered by Abbas' small Palestine Liberation Front. Palestinian militants threw an elderly wheelchair-bound Jewish American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer, overboard.

    Abbas was captured in Iraq in April by U.S. forces. Late Tuesday, officials in Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (news - web sites)'s office, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Abbas had died in U.S. custody.

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