The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is an organization attempting to represent Palestinian Arabs in the disputed territories of the (West Bank and Gaza). They have used violence and terrorism to achieve their goals such as in the Achille Lauro hijacking. The organization is considered a terrorist organization by the United States government. The PLO was initially committed to the dissolution of Israel, mainly through the use of armed force. Since its founding in 1964, the organization has sponsored innumerable guerrilla raids on Israeli civilian and military targets. Although it has disclaimed responsibility for many of the Palestinian movement's more spectacular acts of terror.

In 1965, 35 raids were conducted against Israel and in in just the first four months of 1967, 37 attacks were launched against Israel the casualties were mostly civilian. In 1974 the PLO was given a full membership in the Arab League. [1] [2]


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