Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Palestinian terrorist organization, has been allowed to run in this month’s German election. The PFLP is not only a designated terrorist organization in both the European Union and in the United States, but  it has also committed acts of terror against German citizens.

An Arab Marxist-Leninist outfit, PFLP first gained notoriety in the 1970s for carrying out aircraft hijackings, including that of a Lufthansa plane in 1977, in an unsuccessful attempt to free the ringleaders of the Left-Wing ‘Baader-Meinhof Gang’ that were languishing in the West German prisons.

PFLP is an active terrorist group and receives funding from the Iranian Regime for carrying out attacks against Israel. German newspaper Die Welt reported:

The candidates belong to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) that is on the terror list of the EU but not banned in Germany. PFLP has been linked to the attack in Jerusalem’s Old City that took place in this June, killing one Israeli women police officer and three Palestinian assailants. The group was also responsible for the hijacking of the [Lufthansa] passenger airliner “Landshut” in 1977.

Volker Beck, the member of Bundestag for the Green Party, criticized that PFLP has not been banned in Germany. Talking to the newspaper “Berliner Morgenpost”, he said, “The problem isn’t allowing [PFLP] on the candidate list, but the fact that no measures have been taken against the organization so far. […]

It is not initially known, how many radical Palestinians are running on the MLPD’s state list. [Translation by author]

The story was broken by Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post’s Europe correspondent and fellow for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). “The German Interior Ministry will not ban the terror organizations Hezbollah/PFLP in Germany,” Weinthal noted on Twitter.

This blood-stained alliance between the German Left and the Palestinian terrorists continue to this very day, as PFLP runs on a joint list with the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) in the upcoming general election.

PFLP is not the only anti-Israel terrorist group operating unhindered in Germany. The terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah have also found safe haven in Germany. According Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV), the country harbors an estimated 300 Hamas and 1,000 Hezbollah operatives.

Arab terrorist groups — like Hamas, Hezbollah and PFLP — freely organizing and fund-raising on German soil shouldn’t be a cause for concern for the Jewish State alone. Terrorist organizations consolidating their foothold in the country should alarm German public as well.

Video: Convicted PFLP Hijacker Leila Khaled, calls for ‘armed struggle’ against Israel (Courtesy MEMRI TV)

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