Front of Occupied Palestine

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FRONT OF OCCUPIED PALESTINE

Movement formed in Lebanon at the end of 1987, with Iranian impetus, after the beginning of the first Intifada in the Palestinian territories. Iranian leaders hoped it would constitute, along with Hizbullah, an armed front in the north of Israel. A victim of internal dissensions, the movement, headed by Saʿid Ghassem, lasted only a few months. Toward the end of 1990, Iran made a similar attempt with the founding of the Islamic Revolutionary Front.

SEE ALSO Hizbullah; Intifada (1987–1993); Islamic Revolutionary Front.