The PLO Charter first written in 1964 called for “liberation” of Palestine, meaning the destruction of Israel, adding that the PLO does not seek “territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip. . . .” However, when the West Bank and Gaza Strip came under Israeli administration following the Six Day War in 1967, the PLO rewrote its Charter in 1968, now seeking sovereignty over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as well, lands formerly under Jordanian and Egyptian rule.
The Charter of 1968 also speaks of “armed struggle” or “armed revolution” nine times, stating that “armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine” and urging Palestinians to “be prepared for the armed struggle.” The PLO and Fatah were then defined internationally as terror organizations. The “armed struggle” to “liberate Palestine,” with “Palestine” defined as all of Israel including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, is “the historic solution presented by Fatah in 1968” to which Tirawi referred.