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Arab Liberation Front

ARAB LIBERATION FRONT

faction of the palestine liberation organization (plo).

The Arab Liberation Front was established in 1969 in Baghdad, Iraq, by the Iraqi Baʿth party to counter the formation of the Syrian Baʿth party's al-Saʿiqa faction. The Front opposed a separate Palestinian state and in 1974 joined the Rejection Front against the al-Fatah faction's diplomatic initiatives. It also fought in the Lebanon war (ArabIsrael War, 1982). In the late 1980s, the Front's 400 members were led by Abd al-Rahim Ahmad, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee.

see also arabisrael war (1982); fatah, al-; rejection front.


Bibliography

Cobban, Helena. The Palestinian Liberation Organisation: People, Power, and Politics. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Fischbach, Michael R. "Arab Liberation Front." In Encyclopedia of the Palestinians, edited by Philip Mattar. New York: Facts On File, 2000.

Quandt, William B.; Jabber, Fuad; and Lesch, Ann Mosely. The Politics of Palestinian Nationalism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.


Elizabeth Thompson

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