GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1968: Yasser Arafat is elected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Yasser Arafat, leader of the al-Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), is elected chairman of the executive committee. After his election, he shifts the PLO's main guerrilla forces to Jordan.

PBS Battle for the Holy Land: The Combatants: The Palestinians
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /shows/holy/combatants/palestinians .html

An overview of the Palestinian political organizations and militant groups, their key figures, and their ideologies