Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

Year Formed: 1965
Year Terminated: 1988

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Demands for Autonomy
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:


Russia (Soviet Union)

Saudi Arabia





United Kingdom




Yemen People's Republic





German Democratic Republic





Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 45

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1046


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____. 1966. 'King on the Spot', Time, 7/8, Vol. 88, Issue 2, p36

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