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Abu Ali Mustafa after election as General Secretary of the PFLP: Camp David is just an opportunity for Barak. 10 July 2000
After his election as General Secretary of the PFLP, Abu Ali Mustafa says the Front will not participate in the Camp David summit which is being held under the limitations of Barak's "No-s" and which once again accepts the US as sole referee for the Palestinian effort. (Full Story)

"Why go to Camp David?" PFLP asks Arafat. 8 July 2000
Deputy General Secretary of the PFLP Abu Ali Mustafa warns Arafat against giving up Palestinian rights at the upcoming summit at Camp David. (Full Story)

George Habash visits Lebanon, stresses lessons of Lebanese resistance. 4 July 2000
General Secretary George Habash has visited Emile Lahoud, President of Lebanon and the Headquarters of Hizb Allah. He stressed the need to learn from the Lebanese resistance lessons of whose struggle are 'basic' and can be applied, with due attention to the specifics of Palestine, to the cause of Palestinian liberation. (Full Story)

Japanese Red Army issues a communique on the 28th anniversary of the Lydda Airport Operation. 31 May 2000
The Japanese Red Army announces a higher stage of solidarity with Lebanon and the Arab cause in its communique on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the Lydda Airport Operation published in the Beirut daily newspaper, "as-Safir". (Full Story)

A Commentary on what Palestine can learn from the Lessons of Lebanon 26 May 2000
Palestinian author and commentator Ali Abunimah who lives in the USA has posted this insightful commentary on the internet concerning the events in Lebanon and what Palestinians can learn from it. (Full Story)

Two Thousand demonstrate in Palestine for release of political prisoners 26 May 2000
AFP reports on the latest of a series of manifestations of growing public anger over the Zionists' unwillingness to free Palestinian prisoners. (Full Story)

Collected reports on Lebanon's liberation! 26 May 2000
Syria's Foreign Minister, Farouq al-Shara warns the United Nations: "Don't disarm Hizb Allah!" (Full Story)

Reports, news and comment, all from the Hizb Allah television station in south Lebanon, Manar TV. (Full Story)

Collected reports on Lebanon's liberation! 25 May 2000
Reports, news and comment, all from the Hizb Allah television station in south Lebanon, Manar TV. (Full Story)

Collected reports on Lebanon's liberation! 24 May 2000
Battle reports, Hizb Allah press conference, news and comment, all from the Hizb Allah television station in south Lebanon, Manar TV. (Full Story)

Lebanon welcomes released detainees. Daily Star report of 25 May 2000 edition. (Full Story)

The humiliated Zionists are finally driven out! Reuters report. (Full Story)

Lebanese celebrate the liberation of their country. Reuters report. (Full Story)

Collected reports on Lebanon's liberation! 23 May 2000
Battle reports, Hizb Allah press confrence, news and comment from the Hizb Allah television station in south Lebanon, Manar TV. (Full Story)

The Occupation's Rush to the End Report from Beirut's "Daily Star" of 24-5-2000. (Full Story)

Hasan NasrAllah of Hizb Allah urges Zionists to stay in their bomb shelters, says no collaborators have been harmed nor will they be. Report from Beirut's "Daily Star" of 24-5-2000. (Full Story)

Villagers liberate Khiyam prison camp. Report from Beirut's "Daily Star" of 24-5-2000. (Full Story)

Lebanon stands firm: Israel will not have complied with UN resolution 425 if it does not pull out of Shabaa Farms. Report from Beirut's "Daily Star" of 24-5-2000. (Full Story)

Muslim-Christian solidarity in liberation of Ain Ibil village. Report from Beirut's "Daily Star" of 24-5-2000. (Full Story)

Khiyam prison camp liberated as Resistance and villagers sweep the puppet troops out of Lebanon. Reuters report. (Full Story)

Excerpts from George Habash's speech to the 6th Congress of the PFLP in Damascus. 4 May 2000
The progressive Beirut daily newspaper "as-Safir" has obtained the text of the speech given by George Habash at the recent Damascus round of the 6th Congress of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Here we present an English translation of the text as published in "as-Safir" on 4 May 2000. (Full Story)

The first round of the sixth PFLP Congress concludes its work in Damascus. 1 May 2000
Work of the congress to be continued by two more rounds to be held in the West Bank and Gaza. Reuters dispatch. (Full Story)

The Current PFLP Congress in Damascus continues for its third day. 29 April 2000
The current PFLP sixth Congress continues with a discussion of the review of the history of the Palestinian situation. AFP dispatch. (Full Story)

The Current PFLP Congress in Damascus is only the first of three rounds. 28 April 2000
The post of General Secreatary of the PFLP is to remain vacant until the current Damascus Congress of the Front is followed up by a second and third round to be held "soon" in the West Bank and Gaza. Translation of an AFP article from the Beirut newspaper "as-Safir". (Full Story)

George Habash resigns as General Secretary of the PFLP, reviews legacy of the Front 27 April 2000
During the first day of the 6th Congress of the PFLP George Habash submitted his resignation and reviewed the path the organisation has taken and the present state of Palestinian, Arab, and world affairs. Democratic Palestine website will not obtain official PFLP documents from the Congress for some time, but due to the importance of the events at the congress, we present here a verbatim translation of the coverage of the PFLP Congress that appeared in the progressive Lebanese daily newspaper "as-Safir" edition of Friday, 28 April 2000 bearing in mind that aspects of the story might later be refined and clarified when the actual texts of the speeches become available. (Full Story)

George Habash, Mustafa Tlas hold talks 13 April 2000
For the second time in as many weeks, the General Secretary of the PFLP, George Habash, and the Syrian Defense Minister, Mustafa Tlas have met in Damascus. The latest meeting reviewed the political scene in the region and emphasized the Palestinians' right of return as the Popular Front works at the grass-roots level to defend this important right. (Full Story)

PFLP Political Bureau Statement on the Day of the Land 30 March 2000
On the occasion of Land Day, the PFLP Political Bureau issued a statement emphasizing the lessons to be learned from the Palestinian people as they reaffirm their committment to their land and national principles. (Full Story)

Habash: Escalate all forms of resistance 4 December 1999
In a speech on the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the PFLP, George Habash, the Front's General Secretary, endorsed the Declaration of the Twenty, condemned the arrest of activists by the Palestine Authority, and called for a halt to the Palestinian-Israeli talks. Habash stressed the need for Palestinian-Lebanese unity in the fight against resettlement and urged renewal of the Arab dimension of the Palestinian cause. The Popular Front leader also called for an all-round escalation of the resistance as the basic way to regain Palestinian rights. (Full Story)

PFLP: "Final Status" talks won't yield a final settlement 28 October 1999
The Palestine Authority and the Zionists plan to hold what are called final status negotiations, but in reality these talks will not produce a final solution of the conflict says PFLP Deputy General Secretary. (Full Story)

Abu Ali Mustafa returns to the West Bank calling for the liberation of all of Palestine 1 October 1999
After 32 years in exile, the Deputy General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has returned to Palestine. Welcomed by enthusiastic supporters and by representatives of the Palestine Authority, Abu Ali Mustafa reaffirmed the PFLP's strategic aim, insisting that no power could deny Palestinians their right to return and that this right must be upheld by the Authority in its final status talks with the Zionists. (Full Story)

PFLP-Fateh dialogue a "big step forward" despite differences 30 September 1999
Agreement on the right of Palestinians to an independent state, and on the need for international law to the be basis of any political settlement with Israel highlighted the end of the second round of PFLP-Fateh dialogue just concluded in Amman, Jordan. The PFLP further announced that it would attend the next meeting of the Palestine National Council, signifying a return of the Front to active participation in leading bodies of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. (Full Story)

PFLP resumes talks with Fateh 29 September 1999
Led by the Popular Front's Deputy General Secretary, a PFLP delegation met in Amman, Jordan, in a second session of talks with Fateh. (Full Story)

The Modified Wye River Accords: a dangerous sign for the so-called final status negotiations 20 September 1999
Dr. Mahir al-Tahir, editor of the PFLP magazine "al-Hadaf", discusses the so-called Wye-2 or Sharm al-Shaykh agreement showing how it is a sign of bad things to come in future stages of talks between the Zionists and the Palestine Authority lead by Yasir Arafat (Full Story)

East Timor, a new US base? 18 September1999
A commentator from the progressive Lebanese paper "As-Safir" examines the implications of western intervention in East Timor (Full Story)

What's America doing in Yugoslavia? April 1999
Is the US out to save the Kosovars or does it have a more dangerous agenda? (Full Story)