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. They hijacked airplanes to force Israel to give them what they wanted. They also sent attackers to kill people inside Israel. There were many cases of fighting between the PLO and the Israeli army.
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 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.
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