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Yasser Abed Rabbo is a Palestinian politician and member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee. Abed Rabbo started his political career in the Pan-Arab ANM, the Arab Nationalist Movement. When the Palestinian branch of the ANM evolved in 1967 into the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), he became one of its leaders. In 1969, the PFLP split, and a faction under Nayef Hawatmeh formed the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in 1974 renamed the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), of which Abed Rabbo became a main leader.
During the 1980s, Abed Rabbo moved closer to the position of Yassir Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and supported his attempts to negotiate a two-state solution. Abed Rabbo, supported by Arafat, headed a faction mainly based in the West Bank, that backed these negotiations, and he became one of the Palestinian leader’s main advisors. In 1993, however, Abed Rabbo left his post at the Madrid delegation in protest, when he discovered that Arafat had initiated another round of talks without informing him (these parallel negotiations eventually led to the 1993 Oslo Accords.) After the signing of the Oslo Accords, which Abed Rabbo supported, he returned to the West Bank. He was a cabinet member for FIDA in several of Arafat’s Palestinian National Authority (PNA) governments, and served on several Palestinian diplomatic delegations during negotiations with Israel. He also presented several unofficial peace initiatives, widely believed to have had Arafat’s blessing, such as the 2003 Geneva Accord.
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