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    A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed on Thursday (31 October) that the rifle was still the only spokesman for the Palestinian people.

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    A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed on Thursday (31 October) that the rifle was still the only spokesman for the Palestinian people.

    Mr. Adnan Bader was reaffirming the PFLP's opposition to the Rabat summit conference resolution reconciling the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and King Hussein of Jordan.

    The Arab Summit in the Moroccan capital unanimously recognised the PLO's right to establish a national independent authority -- in effect a state -- on any territory recovered in any way from Israel. King Hussein backed down from his previous insistence on representing the majority of Palestinians living in Jordan.

    Mr. Badar told a news conference in Beirut that the resolution flagrantly violated the resolutions and programmes of the PLO. He said the charter of the PLO called for the complete liberation of Palestinian territory.

    Mr. Bader said the PFLP rejected the formation of a Palestinian government-in exile or reconciliation with the Jordanian government.

    The PFLP -- along with other splinter command groups -- cannot forgive King Hussein's brutal drive against the Palestinians in 1970-1971. The splinter groups want to see a democratic state, taking in all of pre-1947 Palestine, where Jews and Arabs can live together peacefully.

    Mr. Bader claimed that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan were cooperating in a United States' plan to weaken Arab solidarity and secure Israel's territorial gains.

    SYNOPSIS: A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed on Thursday that the rifle was still the only spokesman for the Palestinian people. Mr. Adnan Bader was speaking at a press conference in Beirut. The conference was called to reaffirm the PFLP's opposition to the Arab summit conference resolution reconciling the Palestine Liberation Organisation and King Hussein of Jordan.

    Mr. Bader said the Arab summit resolution directly opposed the resolutions and programmes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The summit -- in the Moroccan capital, Rabat -- recognised the PLO's right to establish a national independent authority on any territory recovered in any way from Israel. The resolution gave the PLO effective support for the control of any Palestinian state.

    Mr. Bader said the charter of the PLO called for complete liberation of Palestinian territory. He said the PLO remained the umbrella of the various commando groups. But he claimed the PLO had betrayed its revolutionary aims. The PFLP broke with the Executive Committee of the PLO about a month earlier because the PLO had accepted the principle of negotiating with Israel for territory.

    The PFLP spokesman said his organisation rejected the formation of a Palestinian government in exile or reconciliation with the Jordanian government. The PFLP and other splinter commando groups cannot forgive King Hussein's brutal drive against the Palestinians four years ago. They want a democratic Palestinian state where Jews and Arabs can live together in peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2F54ANLZOBWMROTNM5WH24YF5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F54ANLZOBWMROTNM5WH24YF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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