World: The Rebellious Palestinians

The Palestinian Arab people rejects every solution that is a substitute for a complete liberation of Palestine.

—Palestinian National Covenant

EVEN if every Arab government should agree to observe a cease-fire in the Middle East, the Rogers plan still faces a formidable threat from the Arab side. It comes from the fedayeen, the Palestinian commandos who live and fight on the soil of Israel's neighbors but feel bound by none of their policies—especially any that might formally recognize Israeli control over a single foot of the Palestinian homeland.

Since the Six Day War, the fedayeen...

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