Palestinian National and Islamic Forces


Palestinian National and Islamic Forces

The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces is a coalition formed shortly after the outbreak of the second Intifada with the authorization of Yasser Arafat and led by Marwan Barghouti. The coalition coordinates the agenda of its members and helps plan and execute joint attacks against Israel. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the group enjoyed significant influence during the second intifada, but since the election of Mahmoud Abbas in 2005 it has been less active. [ [http://www.adl.org/terrorism/symbols/palestinian_national_islamic_front.asp International Terrorist Symbols Database. Palestinian National and Islamic Forces] (ADL)]

The coalition includes both PLO and non-PLO factions, some organizations are listed as terrorist in the West. [http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/45394.htm "Country reports on terrorism"] , U.S. State Dept., April 27, 2005]

The group's committee includes representatives of the following organizations [ [http://www.jmcc.org/banner/banner1/bayan/aqsbayan14.htm Statement issued by the National and Islamic Forces] February 10, 2001] :
*Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah);
*Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP);
*Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas);
*Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP);
*Palestinian People's Party (PPP);
*Palestinian Democratic Union (FIDA);
*Palestinian Popular Struggle Front;
*Palestinian Liberation Front;
*Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement;
*Arab Liberation Front;
*Palestinian Arab Front;
*Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command;
*Islamic National Salvation Party;
*Popular Liberation War Pioneers (As-Sa'iqa)

References

ee also

*Israeli-Palestinian conflict


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