Group of Ten

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GROUP OF TEN

Ensemble of Palestinian movements opposed to the peace process that had been launched in November 1991 at the Madrid Conference. Created in September 1992, the Group of Ten brought together the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Yacoub Faction of the Palestine Liberation Front, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, al-Saʿiqa, Fatah-Intifada, and the Palestinian Revolutionary Communist Party. The goal was to replace the Palestinian National Salvation Front, established in 1985, but ideological differences and personality conflicts in the leadership prevented the Group of Ten from ever constituting a united Palestinian opposition front and presenting an alternative to the policies of Fatah and Yasir Arafat. In October 1993 the Group of Ten was dissolved, to be replaced by the Alliance of Palestinian Forces.


SEE ALSO Alliance of Palestinian Forces (APF); Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Fatah, al-; Fatah-Intifada; HAMAS; Palestinian National Salvation Front; Palestinian Revolutionary Communist Party; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command; Saʿiqa, al-.

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