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Palestine Liberation Organization
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is a group that works to create a state for Palestinians. The group was created in 1964.
The PLO used violence to try and get what they wanted, which was their land back from the Israelis who claimed the Palestinian land in 1948. They are often confused with Hamas, an organization in Lebanon. The PLO is trying to get the right of return for Palestinian refugees. There were many cases of fighting between the PLO and the Israeli army. A lot of fighting is caused by the Israeli war crimes.
From 1993 to 1998 the PLO made agreements with Israel that created the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), which is in charge of leading Gaza and the West Bank. The leader of the PLO used to be Yasser Arafat. He signed a series of Peace Treaties called the Oslo Accords with Yitzhak Rabin who was the Prime Minister of Israel at the time. Many members of the PLO and Israel did not agree with the Accords. An Israeli who disagreed very much with the agreements killed Rabin.
- "Palestine Liberation Organization". MSN Encarta. http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761566844/palestine_liberation_organization.html. Retrieved 2008-07-02.