Issue 100 - 28 Jun 1983
The expulsion of Yasir Arafat from Syria thrusts the factional schism within the Palestine Liberation Organisation irreversibly into the larger arena of inter-Arab politics. The Syrian action means that other Arab governments can no longer regard the mutiny in the PLO as an internal affair of the Organisation, nor can those governments limit themselves to neutral exhortations to the Palestinians to end the dissension in their ranks.

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