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Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Would Be a Reset for PLO

The PLO has gone through a number of changes throughout its history, and if Hamas and Fatah agree on a reconciliation deal, it'll be set for another revamp, Daoud Kuttab writes.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (L-R) talk before an agreement in Doha February 6, 2012. Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar on Monday to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.     REUTERS/Stringer(QATAR  - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2XEG7

A liberation organization was established in the early summer of 1964. Since then it has gone through shifts of ideological direction as well as leadership changes. Change is expected again.

With support and encouragement from the Arab League, the Palestine Liberation Organization was established with the goal to liberate Palestine and to ensure the return of Palestinian refugees.

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