The Palestine Liberation Organization accused the United States of involvement in the April 16 assassination of a PLO commander and said Washington was planning more attacks against the Palestinian leadership, a report published Tuesday said.

The United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad quoted a PLO official as saying repeated statements by U.S. officials that the group was planning terrorist attacks in retaliation for the killing of Khalil Wazir, better known as Abu Jihad, "reveal the U.S. intentions against the PLO and its leadership."

Abu Jihad, the PLO's top military chief, was reportedly gunned down by an Israeli hit squad at his Tunis, Tunisia, villa April 16.