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PAGE 7 THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 301993 I ASSOCIATED PRESS Ricardo Zeiedon, a Costa Rican judge, hugs his daughter after being released by kidnappers (DSis HiSca Icidmcip encidl 23 captives freed; hostage-taking suspects nabbed on plane by Kieran Murray S. Africa troubled by youth Radicals worry whites blacks Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Hundreds of black youths ringed the police station, whooping with delight as they fired imaginary guns at white police officers. "Kill. Kill. Kill," they chanted. Others yelled insults at the watching police, who cradled real guns. Some cursed because they did not have weapons and could only mime like children playing in the street. "We are going to destroy the whites. We don't want them in our country," said Tony Motani at the recent protest over the murder of black leader Chris Hani. The anger of some young blacks and their appetite for violence is causing unease among moderate black and white leaders, who see the radicals as a threat to efforts to preserve peace and end apartheid through negotiations. South Africa could become saddled with hundreds of thousands of disillusioned youths for whom no jobs, schooling or hope exist. Knowing only violence and poverty, this "lost generation" could become a major threat to stability for any future government. After three years of negotiations, radical youths are tired" of what they see as endless talking. The whites, they say, still rule while the black majority remains powerless and poor. "Three years of negotiations have seen no improvement in people's lives. Things are worse," Peter Mokaba, the African National Congress' radical youth leader, said in an interview. Respecting only strength and the power of the gun, the radicals talk of seizing power and the wealth of the white minority. Radical leaders who oppose a peaceful settlement have tried to draw on the youth's anger and build a power base. Some of the anger erupted during recent memorials for Hani, when youth gangs looted shops, paraded with guns and fought police. Hani, who was idolized by young radicals, was killed on April 10. A white member of a neo-Nazi group has been charged with the killing. Moderate black leaders argue that the only real hope of gaining power is through negotiations, even if that means accepting power sharing. Radicals lack the power to derail negotiations, but leaders worry about a violent backlash if the country's first black government can't meet expectations of many black youths who believe the end of apartheid will bring jobs, prosperity and a share of power. AMMAN Hussein: Talks 'the last chance' King Hussein, who has long advocated a negotiated settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, warned yesterday that the U.S.-sponsored initiative underway in Washington is "the last chance" for peace. Hussein stressed that a growing number on both sides realize peace is no longer an option, but an imperative to avoid perpetual conflict in the region. "I believe it to be the last chance," said Hussein, 57, who has been at the forefront of peace efforts for more than two decades. Hussein said he feels encouraged amid signs of progress in the talks, the most sustained peace initiative in the Middle East since 1948. The monarch was interviewed three days before he marks 40 years on the throne, during which he has survived wars and coup and assassination attempts. SIDON Helicopter rips refugee camp An Israeli helicopter fired missiles at targets in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon today, security sources said. The sources and witnesses said the helicopter fired missiles into the camp of Ain el-Hilweh on the eastern outskirts of the port of Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut. Another helicopter was flying in support, the witnesses said. There were no immediate details of the raid. Middle East peace talks resumed in Washington Tuesday after being stalled for four months by Israel's expulsion of nearly 400 Palestinians from the occupied territories. BEIJING Disgruntled man murders boy, 6 A Beijing man, frustrated after being passed over for a promotion, beat to death and dismembered a neighbor's year-old boy and left the severed head on a bus, the China Sports Daily said today. Ge Yunbao, 36, flew into a rage when his young neighbor refused to stop throwing glass at the wall of a communal toilet on Jan. 31, the newspaper said. The man, a martial arts expert, thrashed the child, who died almost immediately. He then cut the body into pieces and packed them into two parcels. He left one parcel, containing the boy's head, on the bus. Police arrested the man, an assistant manager of a state-run company, on Feb. 4. Daily News wire services getting away with an ambitious operation aimed at gathering money to pay for expensive medical treatment for their leader, Guillermo Fallas, 36, a former anti-narcotics agent now suffering from liver cirrhosis. Fallas, trained by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, said he was forced to turn to crime after his illness ended his career and brought him years of rejection from government social service agencies. He persuaded his brother, an uncle, a brother-in-law and a friend to join his desperate plan, and led them on a daring raid against Costa Rica's Supreme Court on Monday afternoon. Together with his accomplices, Fallas persuaded a police chief to lend them five weapons for a hunting trip. Instead they used the guns to raid the courthouse and demanded an $8 million ran som, calling themselves the "Death As they freed the captives yesterday, the gang sped to the airport with two top security chiefs as their new hostages and passports out of Costa Rica. Before leaving the Supreme Court, Fallas released a hand-written statement asking the nation's pardon but saying he was left with little choice. "Because of a health problem I have had for several years, every door open to me has been closed I am not what the press says, I am not a delinquent or a terrorist," he said, adding he had a wife and three children to look after. His captives said Fallas, alias "Charlie," told them he had planned the kidnap over the past 12 months. The government said Fallas and the other four now face prison terms of up to 15 years. Reuters SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Elite Costa Rican police ended a spectacular three-day hostage crisis yesterday by tricking a family gang of kidnappers into freeing their 23 captives and then capturing them as they stepped onto a plane headed for safety. As the hostage-takers climbed onto the getaway plane with an estimated $200,000 in ransom money, a heavily armed police unit jumped out of hiding and ordered them to surrender, firing warning shots as one of the gang reached for his weapon. About 30 minutes earlier, 18 Supreme Court justices and five court employees were released after three days in captivity and driven off to an ecstatic welcome from family Up until the last minute, the kidnappers believed they were Bosnia role for U.S. troops? Prez to decide soon, aides say advisers late yesterday. The meeting included Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who had just returned from consultations with the 16-nation NATO alliance in Brussels. White House officials said the president will decide by the weekend how to respond to Serbian aggression in Bosnia White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers said Clinton "believes if the United States' mis- -sion in this case to lead and that's what he intends to do." Senior Clinton administra by Stewart M. Powell Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON President Clinton is considering a Pentagon proposal to dispatch Army 'troops to Bosnia to bolster French, British and Canadian forces protecting civilian safe havens, government officials said yesterday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have issued a precautionary, top-secret "alert" order for supply depots across the United States and Europe to prepare ammunition, spare parts and war materiel for possible shipment to Bosnia to sustain American ground forces, the officials said. Clinton reviewed VS. options with senior national security tion officials have publicly acknowledged that the president is considering air strikes against Serbian military facilities and long-range artillery, as well as lifting an arms embargo that has prevented Bosnian Moslems from obtaining heavy Clinton has pledged to send U.S. ground forces to join a planned NATO -peacekeeping force in Bosnia once a peace accord is reached. Pentagon officials said the JCS plan being reviewed by the White House calls for sending the 11th Armored Cavalry Regi- ment from Germany to Bosnia as a vanguard for either the Third Mechanized Infantry Division or the First Armored

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