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According to a sociologist at Queen's
University in Kingston, the Fatah Revolutionary Council has not
reunited with Arafat's Fatah (30 Apr. 1993). Indeed, the two
organizations are still fighting at the present time
(Ibid.). The professor added that Arafat's Fatah had
contacts with Syria's Foreign Minister while participating at the
recent meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Damascus
(Ibid.). The sociologist mentioned that the Fatah
Revolutionary Council has been an instrument of Syrian policies in
the past, but he is not certain if this support (Ibid.).
Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has not yet
returned to the same strength as it was before the Israeli invasion
of Lebanon in 1982 (Ibid.). The main reason is that the PLO
has to compete with the two Shi'a organizations, Amal and the
Hezbollah, and also because the Palestinian community in Lebanon is
under the control of the Lebanese Army (Ibid.).
According to a report by the BBC Summary of
World Broadcasts, the Secretary General of the Fatah Revolutionary
Council is Saqr Abu Nizar (26 Feb. 1985). For further information
on the above-mentioned subject please refer to the attached
BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 26
February 1985. "Arrivals and Departure." (NEXIS)
Professor of Sociology, Queen's
University, Kingston. 30 April 1993. Telephone Interview.
Agence France Presse (AFP). 20 October
1992. "Gunmen Kill Two Fatah Men, Wound Four in Cafe Attack."
The Associated Press (AP). 2 July 1987.
PM Cycle. Ruth Sinai. "Closing of Abu Nidal Office Was Catalyst for
. 21 April 1987. PM Cycle. Michael
Goldsmith. "Arafat Says Newly Reunited PLO Will Fight for
BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 22
April 1993. "Breakaway Faction from Abu Nidal's Group Reportedly
Formed in Baghdad." (NEXIS)
. 4 November 1992. "Fatah Reportedly
Releases 15 of Abu Nidal's Men." (NEXIS)
. 26 February 1985. "Arrivals and
The Jerusalem Post. 8 April 1993.
"IDF Reportedly Shells Security Zone." (NEXIS)
The New York Times. 12 December
1986. Late City Final Edition. Ihsan Hijazi. "Israelis Raid
Palestinian Bases in North Lebanon." (NEXIS)
Reuters. 29 November 1987. AM Cycle.
Howard Goller. "Shamir Says Israel Awaits Defence Reports on
Hang-Glider Raid." (NEXIS)
. 8 April 1993. BC Cycle. "Syria Denies
Helping Abu Nidal Against Arafat." (NEXIS)
. 9 November 1987. AM Cycle. "Abu
NidalThe World's Undisputed Most Wanted Guerilla." (NEXIS)
United Press International (UPI). PM
Cycle. 10 November 1987. "Red Cross Awaiting Confirmation of
Palestinian Kidnap Claim." (NEXIS)
. 8 July 1986. "Israelis Applaud
Jordan's PLO Decision." (NEXIS)
The Washington Post. 9 November
1987. Final Edition. Nora Boustany. "Abu Nidal Unit Claims It
Captured 8 Israelis." (NEXIS)