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  Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two factions that broke away from the PFLP are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC) and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).
On September 6, 1970, the PFLP (including Leila Khaled) hijacked four passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich; and on September 9, 1970, hijacked a BOAC flight from Bombay to Rome.
The PFLP shot and killed the far-right Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi in November 17, 2001 in revenge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/PFLP   (1255 words)

 Terrorism - In the Spotlight: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
The PFLP soon became one of the first organizations to use terrorism as a means to further its cause.
The PFLP was the second largest member of the PLO during the 1970s, but unlike Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, which sought support among Arab countries, the PFLP looked to Russia and China for assistance.
This marked a significant escalation in the PFLP's policies (neither Hamas nor the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have ever threatened the lives of PA officials for fear of damaging the nationalist cause) and suggests a further radicalization of the group.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/pflp.cfm   (1143 words)

 The Worldview of Habash's 'Popular Front'
Furthermore, the PFLP is demanding that the PLO annul the resolutions of the 17th PNC, held in Amman, in favor of those passed by the 16th PNC (which, as noted, incorporate the Fez resolutions) the legitimate common denominator capable of uniting all the organizations.
This, for the PFLP the Amman Agreement was the heart of the policy urged by the advocates of 'settlement' among the Palestinians; hence also its absolute insistence that the Fatah disavow the agreement openly and unreservedly as a condition for the PFLP's entering into a dialogue aimed at internal reconciliation.
The PFLP agrees with the Fatah as well as with the gloomy view of King Hussein (in his farewell speech to the PLO leadership in February, 1986) that the ground is slipping from beneath the feet of the Palestinians in the territories due to the Israeli measures of ‘expropriation, settlement and creeping annexation'.
www.ict.org.il /articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=23   (9155 words)

 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Nevertheless, the PFLP never agreed to recognize Israel and left the PLO after the acceptance of the “Stage Strategy” (June 1974) as adopted in Cairo by the Palestinian National Council.
The PFLP opposed the Oslo accords and is critical of the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that it made its peace with Arafat and returned to the ranks of the PLO.
The PFLP's political leadership resides in the PA-administered territories and Syria, and a small operational-terrorist wing in the PA-administered territories (the Shaheed Abu ‘Ali Mustafa Battalions).
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Terrorism/pflp.html   (598 words)

 PFLP Had Promised To Avenge IDF Killing Of Its Leader
The PFLP had sworn that the "hunt-and-kill" assassination of Mustapha in the West Bank town of Ramallah would not go unpunished.
Mustapha returned to the occupied territories in 1999 after spending 18 years in exile in Syria, where the PFLP is based, and was elected in July of last year to replace the group's former leader and founder, George Habash.
The PFLP was founded in 1967 by Habash, a Palestinian Christian, amid a wave of Arab nationalism fostered by former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, and who gave the group its original Marxist orientation.
www.rense.com /general15/PFLPhad.htm   (648 words)

 pflp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 1968, the PFLP joined the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the main umbrella organization of the Palestinian national movement.
The PFLP became the second-largest PLO faction, after Yasser Arafat's own al-Fatah.
PFLP was led by George Habash from 1968 until 2000.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /PFLP.html   (214 words)

 PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) effectively wiped out
Four PFLP activists who took an active role in the assassination are also behind bars in the Jericho facility, including the head of the group's armed wing.
PFLP activists said the 23-year-old brother was not a member of the group's armed wing.
The de facto PFLP leaders in the Gaza Strip are Salah Zeidan and Jamil Majdalawi, frequent interviewees on Arab satellite television networks.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/742240/posts   (875 words)

 Fight Back! Summer 2003 - Interview With Imprisoned PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Saadat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The continuous attacks by the Israelis against the PFLP, especially between 1991 and 1995, together with the severe financial crisis it faced beginning in 1994, led the Shabak to assume that the PFLP had gone from the proverbial intensive care unit to the grave.
And even though the PFLP lacks the backing of a regional, political power, and relies mainly on the local support of working and poor people, its actions and political significance are recognized throughout the region.
When the PFLP insists on its commitment to the Right of Return, it simply insists on its commitment to the Palestinian national agenda that was approved in numerous meetings of the Palestine National Council.
www.fightbacknews.org /2003-3-summer/pflp.htm   (2717 words)

 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
In 1968, the PFLP joined the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the main umbrella organization of the Palestinian national movement, which was then committed to a strategy of “armed struggle.” The PFLP became the second-largest PLO faction, after Arafat’s own al-Fatah.
The PFLP sought to topple conservative Arab states, destroy Israel, and apply Marxist doctrine to the Palestinian struggle, which it saw as part of a broader proletarian revolution.
PFLP hijacked three passenger planes and took them to airfields in Jordan, where the PLO was then based; after the planes were emptied, the hijackers blew them up.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/pflp.htm   (648 words)

 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1973 Carlos performed his first criminal act for the PFLP, a failed assassination attempt on Jewish businessman Joseph Sieff prompted by the Mossad assassination of Mohamed Boudia, a theatre director accused of being a PFLP leader, in Paris.
On December 22 the rebels and forty-two hostages were given an airliner and flown to Algiers, where thirty hostages were freed, the DC-9 was then flown on to Tripoli where more hostages were freed before flying back to Algiers where the remaining hostages were freed and the rebels were granted asylum.
He was charged with the Paris murders of the two policemen and PFLP guerrilla-turned-Israeli spy Michel Moukharbal in 1975 and sent to La Santé de Paris prison to await trial.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal   (1557 words)

 A l t e r n a t i v e
PFLP's ancestor movement, the Arab National Movement (ANM), was founded at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1948 as a reaction to the 1948 Nakba, the first Arab defeat facing the Israelis.
The first PFLP hijacking of a plane was carried out on July 22, 1968 when the Palestinian group boarded an Israeli El-Al flight scheduled to travel from Rome to Tel Aviv and forced it to land in Algeria.
For its part, the PFLP retaliated as usual in an effective day when during that same year it killed the radical Israeli Minister of Tourism Rahbaam Zeevi who was famous for his ideology preaching for Palestinian transfer and further racist segregation.
www.alternative-online.org /PFLP.htm   (969 words)

 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The PFLP does not view the Palestinian struggle as a religious one, seeing it instead as a broader revolution against Western imperialism.
The PFLP is opposed to the Oslo process.
The PFLP has stepped up its operational activity since the start of the current intifadh highlighted by its assassination of the Israeli Tourism Minster in October 2001 to avenge Israel’s killing of the PFLP Secretary General earlier that year.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/pflp.htm   (163 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Ahmed Saadat: radical PFLP leader
He is a second-generation PFLP leader, belonging to what is known as the movement's 'insiders', those who stayed in the West Bank and Gaza rather than going into exile.
Mr Saadat took over as leader of the PFLP in October 2001, two months after Mr Abu Ali was assassinated in an Israeli attack on his office.
PFLP founder and former leader George Habash has maintained a staunch opposition to the peace process, which, among other things, has pitted the movement against Mr Arafat.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1763000/1763912.stm   (592 words)

 Yasser Arafat, Christmas, and the PFLP
The PFLP was founded on December 11, 1967, by Dr. George Habash, a Palestinian Greek Orthodox Christian.
The PFLP forged international relationships, even on the operational level, with the Japanese Red Army (Lod Airport Attack - May 30, 1972) and with the German Baader Meinhof (Air France hijacking to Entebbe in 1976).
With the capture and interrogation of a six-man PFLP squad in August-September 2001, it became clear that Abu Ali Mustafa's PFLP was planning to bomb Israeli schools in Jerusalem around the opening day of the school year.
www.jcpa.org /art/brief1-13.htm   (1139 words)

 Political Strategy: PFLP : Italy imc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In light of the continuous Israeli occupation of Palestine, the PFLP believes that resistance to the occupation through any means is a legitimate right as understood by international convention.
The PFLP strives toward enhancing its international relations and alliances with states and organizations that work to foster social justice, freedom, and peace, as well as with those who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
The PFLP believes that in order to create a world free of exploitation, oppression, and injustice, it is necessary to confront not only Zionism, but all imperialist aggressive policies.
italy.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=46993   (434 words)

 The Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC)
The PFLP-GC split from the PFLP in 1968 under the leadership of Ahmad Jibril in order to focus on armed struggle rather than political negotiation.
However, the pro-Syrian Jibril clashed with the PFLP because Habash was increasingly at odds with Damascus.
In 1968, Jibril split from the PFLP to establish the PFLP-GC with headquarters in Damascus.
cdi.org /program/document.cfm?DocumentID=392&StartRow=1&ListRows=10&...   (1122 words)

 Fallout from Israeli assassination | csmonitor.com
In recent years, the PFLP has taken responsibility for numerous drive-by shootings - often of Jewish settlers in the West Bank - in what some political analysts say were attempts to remind the public that the PFLP was still a viable part of the "struggle" against Israeli population.
Moreover, the PFLP - a splinter faction from Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization - competes for influence and followers with a like-minded group, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), whose leaders were inching closer to recognizing the Oslo Accords before the outbreak of the "al-Aqsa" intifada last year.
It is with this backdrop in mind that the PFLP does not mind having dealt Arafat's credibility a blow alongside the blow to Israel in the form of Zeevi's assassination.
www.csmonitor.com /2001/1023/p6s1-wome.html   (1154 words)

 Palestinian Political Parties and Organizations
PFLP’s decision to withdraw at the battle of Karameh led to extensive internal disputes.
The PFLP was responsible for the assassination of Israeli Tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi in October 2001, in revenge for the assassination of Zabri.
On the ground, the PFLP operates through cells and circles, consisting of 3-10 members and trainees, each with own leader, who are responsible for the training of recruits.
www.mideastweb.org /palestianparties.htm   (9656 words)

 Press Release of PFLP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) mourns the death of its leader, the general secretary, Abu Ali Mustafa, who was assassinated by the Israeli army on the morning of 27 August 2001.
As the PFLP, and all the Palestinian people, mourn its leader, the PFLP vows to continue the Intifada and the Palestinian resistance movement until the Israeli occupation is over.
In addition to being responsible for the PFLP in the West Bank, Abu Ali Mustafa became the commando-in-chief of the PFLP military forces (including the period comprising the battles in Amman in September 1970 and the battle of Aglow in July 1971).
apk2000.dk /netavisen/artikler/verden/2001-na0828-pflppressrelease.html   (767 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » PFLP, DFLP say to join Palestinian national unity government
He said that the aim of forming such a new cabinet is to be united in working together to face the challenges of the intended Israeli army withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank and the evacuation of a total of 25 settlements there.
He affirmed that an agreement was reached to follow up discussions and negotiations between the PFLP leadership and the ruling Fatah Movement to agree on a joint program through joint meetings to be held in the future.
Both DFLP and PFLP are members in the executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that is chaired by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6DYFLJ?OpenDocument   (362 words)

 BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Militant group shuns Arafat
A spokesman of the PFLP, the second largest group in the PLO, told a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah that the group would no longer take part in top-level meetings of the Palestinian leadership.
The PFLP combines Arab nationalism with Marxist Leninist ideology and sees the destruction of Israel as integral to its struggle to remove Western influence from the Middle East.
The PFLP said it had killed the minister in revenge for Israel's killing of its former leader, Abu Ali Mustafa.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1797000/1797459.stm   (612 words)

 israelinsider: security: PFLP leader eliminated by Israeli missile strike
Military sources say the PFLP was behind the car bomb discovered last week on Horkanus Street near the Russian Compound police station in downtown Jerusalem.
PFLP spokesman Maher al-Taher told Reuters his group would escalate its military attacks against Israel and avenge the killing of Abu Ali Mustafa.
Sneh charged that Mustafa turned "the PFLP back into what it was in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, an active and deadly terrorist organization." Even so, Sneh criticized the fact that the strike against Mustafa was carried out without first being discussed by the cabinet.
www.israelinsider.com /channels/security/articles/sec_0085.htm   (874 words)

 Statewatch News Online: "Arbitrary" EU anti-terrorist laws tested by Swedish Young Left
They explained that the PFLP was part of a legitimate resistance movement in an occupied land and that its right to armed struggle against military occupation is recognized in international law.
The PFLP donation is the second strong challenge in Sweden to the implementation of the international sanctions regime in the "war on terrorism".
In claiming responsibility, the group said it was a response to the assassination of PFLP head Abu Ali Mustafa by the Israeli state in August 2001.
www.statewatch.org /news/2002/sep/11sweden.html   (1740 words)

 The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Habash ran the PFLP until his death in 2000, after which Mustafa Zubaydi (whose nom de guerre was Abu Ali Mustafa) was elected head of the PFLP.
After Arafat took the political steps to renounce terrorism in 1988 and then entered into the Oslo peace process of the 1990s, he could not be the point man in violent attacks on Israelis and other Jews as he did in the earlier days of his PLO organization.
PFLP leaders continue to be based in Ramallah, not far from the offices of Yasser Arafat.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1991to_now_plo_pflp.php   (459 words)

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