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January 01, 1986

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in a statement marking the 21st anniversary of his guerrilla group's first military operation against Israel, vowed that the armed struggle will continue. The Palestine Liberation Organization chairman declared that Palestinians have a "legitimate right" to armed resistance, according to the statement published by the Palestinian news agency WAFA. Fatah, the guerrilla group led by Arafat, is the biggest group within the PLO.

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