Swiss-PLO non-aggression pact revealed

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Palestinian authority President Yasser Arafat answers questions at a press conference on the latest developments in the Middle East peace process 28 January 2001 in Davos, Switzerland.

Following Black September, Switzerland sought  guarantees this would never happen again


Switzerland and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) had a secret non-aggression pact, when the Palestinian organization operated as a terrorist group in the 1970s, Neue Zürcher Zeitung reported. The newspaper suggested that the agreement was made in Geneva and entailed the exchange of diplomatic support for assurances Switzerland would be spared from attacks.

Details of the agreement are still locked away under a 50-year statute of limitations.

What is known is that the PLO did s...


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