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The Palestinian National Salvation Front (PNSF; Arabic: جبهة الانقاذ الوطني الفلسطيني jabhat al-inqādh al-waṭanī al-falasṭīnī) was a coalition of multiple Palestinian partisan militias, formed to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestine after Arab defeat in the 1967 Six-Day War. Established in 1970 by high-ranking officers of the disbanded All-Palestine Army, the front fought a protracted guerrilla war against Israeli forces for a decade, culminating in the 1976–79 Sinai War which ended in the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation and the formation of a second Palestinian republic. It is the direct predecessor of the contemporary Palestinian Armed Forces. The tradition of fedayeen (nationalist militias) embodied by the former PNSF continues to this day in the form of the Palestinian National Guard, an umbrella command of state-sponsored community militias.

List of militias[]

Militia Peak size Ideology Allied from Split
Palestinian People's Guard 34,000 Ba'athism 1970
Black September Organisation 7,400 nationalism 1974
Palestinian National Liberation Movement 28,000 nationalism 1974
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 25,300 communism 1973
Palestine Liberation Army 19,000 Ba'athism 1973
al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades 15,000 Ba'athism 1971
Fatah al-Intifada 21,000 nationalism 1975
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine 18,000 communism 1975
Liwa al-Quds 4,400 Ba'athism 1975