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Palestine Liberation Organization
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Palestine Liberation Organization
Palestine Liberation Organization.
Palestine Liberation Organization, founded 1964 in Jordan and dominated by Syria. Led by Yasser Arafat, it has mounted attacks on Israeli-occupied territory and has been involved in international terrorism.
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|Noun||1.||PLO - a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority|
al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948