Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades

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Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades
كتائب أبو علي مصطفى
Katāʾib Abū ʿAlī Muṣṭafā
LeadersAhmad Sa'adat
SpokespersonAbu Jamal[1]
Dates of operation1967–present
AllegiancePopular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
MotivesEstablishing an independent, secular, and socialist state in Palestine (region).
Active regionsIsrael, Gaza Strip, West Bank
IdeologyMarxism-Leninism, Anti-Zionism, Pan-Arabism, Secularism, Guevarism
Allies Al-Qassam Brigades
 Palestinian Islamic Jihad
National Resistance Brigades
Battles and warsFirst Intifada, Second Intifada, 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis, 2023 Israel–Hamas war

The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (Arabic: كتائب أبو علي مصطفى) originally called the Red Eagle Brigade or sometimes as the Popular Resistance Forces is the armed wing of the Marxist-Leninist, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in the Palestinian territories (the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem). It is known for its role in armed resistance related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and for the Aircraft hijackings of several international planes.

The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades were formed to support the PFLP's objectives, which include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The group has engaged in various military activities, including rocket attacks and guerrilla warfare against Israeli forces.

Their actions have been a subject of controversy, with some viewing them as freedom fighters[2] while others label them as militants or terrorists.[3]

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Logo of Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades

The group changed their name in 2001 to Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, in memory of the Secretary-General of the PFLP, Abu Ali Mustafa, who was assassinated by Israel in 2001.[4]

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  1. Hazem, Balousha (17 September 2013). "Iran Increases Aid to PFLP Thanks to Syria Stance - Al-Monitor: Independent, trusted coverage of the Middle East". www.al-monitor.com. Retrieved 31 October 2023.
  2. "A Life in Struggle: Exclusive with Leila Khaled, Icon of Palestinian Resistance", Breakthrough News, 7 December 2022, retrieved 3 November 2023
  3. "Background Information on Foreign Terrorist Organizations". Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, United States Department of State. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  4. "Assassination of revolutionary has resonance for Palestinians". The Irish Times. 28 August 2001.