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Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)

The Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (or PSF) was formed in the West Bank before the Six Day War of 1967. It originally began as a split faction from Fatah, but then temporarily merged with it in 1971 until its final break in 1974. In the late 1970s it joined the "Rejectionists" and subsequently came under the influence of Iraq, Syria, and later Libya. After the 1982 war in Lebanon, it moved its headquarters to Damascus.

In the late 1980s the PSF softened its anti-Arafat stance and supported the PLO's acceptance of UN resolution 242 at the 19th Palestinian National Council (PNC) in Algiers.

The PSF is small, extremist, and its members are mostly found in Syria and Lebanon.


The PSF is led by Dr. Samir Ghosheh and Bahjat Abu Gharbiah.

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