Ahmad Jibril

Ahmad Jibril, born near Jaffa in 1928, is the founder and leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC). He co-founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in 1967 but broke due to ideological differences and personal rivalries to found the PFLP-GC in 1968. Having previously served as an officer in the Syrian army he was quickly able to secure financial backing for his newly formed group from Syria. 

Jibril currently resides in Syria where he has lived for most of his life.