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Noun1.PDFLP - a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change; "in 1974 the DFLP took over a schoolhouse and massacred Israeli schoolchildren"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
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At the same time South Yemen adopted radical stands on Arab issues, backing its fellow 'Marxist-Leninist' elements within the Palestinian movement, the PFLP and the PDFLP, at the expense of al-Fateh, the existence of which it refused initially to acknowledge, denying legitimacy to the United Arab Emirates, when it became independent of Britain in 1971, and seeking, ineffectually, to block the entry of a new Omani regime into the UN and the Arab League in 1971.
In addition, dozens of men died when the raiding commandos detonated a large explosive charge at the headquarters of the PDFLP (Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine).
His thought also filtered into the Arab nationalist movement in Egypt led by Gamal Abdel Nasser and into the Palestinian nationalist movements (Fatah, PFLP, PDFLP and others), many of whose leaders had roots in the Baath party or the Arab Nationalist Movement.