Khalid ʽAbd al-Majid

  (Redirected from Khalid ‘Abd al-Majid)

Khalid ʽAbd al-Majid (Arabic: خالد عبد المجيد‎) is a Palestinian politician and militia leader. Since 1992, he heads a breakaway faction of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF),[1] a minor left-wing group within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

The PPSF split after a 1991 decision by the organization's leader, Samir Ghawshah, to support Yassir Arafat's peace appeals to Israel. ʽAbd al-Majid led the radical wing of the organization, with Syrian and possibly Libyan support, as it broke away and rebased in Damascus, where he presently lives.

The ʽAbd al-Majid faction of the PPSF has little influence on Palestinian politics, and is believed to have become more or less subordinated to the Syrian government. It has no representation in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), which it does not recognize as a legitimate representative of the Palestinians, as the PPSF argues it was set up through an illegitimate agreement, i.e. the 1993 Oslo Accords.


  1. ^ "Palestinian militant group, Iranian officials meet in Syria". Monsters and Critics. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.