Palestinian National and Islamic Forces

The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces is a coalition formed shortly after the outbreak of the second Intifada with the authorization of Yasser Arafat and led by Marwan Barghouti. The coalition coordinates the agenda of its members and helps plan and execute joint political actions against Israel. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the group enjoyed significant influence during the second intifada, but since the election of Mahmoud Abbas in 2005 it has been less active.[1]

The emblem of Palestinian National and Islamic Forces shows a map of Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip superimposed on a ring of joined hands, encircled by the group's name in Arabic and English and two Palestinian flags with an image of the Dome of the Rock at the top.

The coalition includes both PLO and non-PLO factions, some organizations are listed as terrorist in the West.[2]

The group's committee includes representatives of the following organizations:[3]


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