TITLE

The Rise of the PLO

AUTHOR(S)
Fuller, Charlie
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
International Terrorism;2003, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The role of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in modern international terrorism began with the hijacking of an El Al commericial flight by the members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This event began a series of new activity by terrorists, including international travel to conduct attacks, and direct communication with government officials. Yasser Arafat was elected chairman of the PLO and the PLO started training terrorists from other countries in Jordan. The Black September terrorists, demanding release of Palestinians in Israeli jails, took hostages at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Following the events at the Munich Olympics, counter-terrorist groups such as the GSG-9 in West Germany were formed. INSETS: A BLACK SEPTEMBER COMMUNIQUE;YASSER ARAFAT.
ACCESSION #
9187857

 

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