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Palestine's 'Red Prince' star of new TV drama

A new TV series in Palestine offers insight into the controversial figure of Abu Hassan Salameh, Yasser Arafat's right-hand man and a possible back channel with the Americans.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A new TV series will take up the complex political and private life of Palestine Liberation Organization's "Red Prince” Abu Hassan Salameh, who was assassinated by Israel with a 1979 car bomb in Beirut.

“The Red Prince” was a nickname given by Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to Salameh, the smooth and well-educated son of Sheik Hassan Salameh, who died in 1948 fighting the emergence of Israel. Producer Sadek Sabbah said that he considered Salameh to be one of the most charismatic figures among the Arab militants that have fought for Palestinian liberation.

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