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USDoS Terrorist Group Profile – Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)

Marxist-Leninist organization founded in 1969 when it split from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Believes Palestinian national goals can be achieved only through revolution of the masses. In early 1980s, occupied political stance midway between Arafat and the rejectionists. Split into two factions in 1991; Nayif Hawatmah leads the majority and more hardline faction, which continues to dominate the group. Joined with other rejectionist groups to form the Alliance of Palestinian Forces (APF) to oppose the Declaration of Principals signed in 1993. Broke from the APF – along with the PFLP – over ideological differences. Has made limited moves toward merging with the PFLP since the mid-1990s. Full Story and More Profiles

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