Samir Kuntar, now forty-eight years old, participated in daring military operation of the Palestine Liberation front
, whose purpose was, according to reports, to capture Israelis to exchange them with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
A controversial part of the agreement is the release of Samir Kantar, a Lebanese prisoner and member of the Palestine Liberation Front
who is serving a 542-year sentence for killing two men and a four-year-old girl in a 1979 attack in northern Israel.
The Palestine Liberation Front
(PLF), headed by Abbas, is officially designated by the US government as a terrorist organisation.
They were sent by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine Secretary General Naef Hawatmeh and by the Palestine Liberation Front
Secretary General Wassel Bou Youssef.
Wasil Abou Youssef, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Front
, told Reuters another round of talks was planned soon.
Critics were also upset at the prospect of releasing Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese-born member of the Palestine Liberation Front
who killed four Israelis, including two children, in 1979 and is currently serving multiple life sentences in an Israeli jail.
Abus Abbas, 55 - head of the Palestine Liberation Front
(PLF) - died of "natural causes" from a heart attack or stroke.
Kantar, who belonged to the Palestine Liberation Front
, is serving a 542-year sentence.
PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT
(PLF): This faction was responsible for the attack in 1985 on the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of US citizen Leon Klinghoffer.
US forces in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, who led a faction of the Palestine Liberation Front
in the 1980s and 1990s and has been living in Baghdad since 2000.