In German Federal elections (my country) there is a radical left-wing party called MLPD (Marxists Leninists Party of Germany). They choose to not stand for election alone, they have joined a league of organizations.
One of the organizations in the league is the Sympathizers of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). But the other German parties criticize the presence the PFLP itself in the league. The other league organizations defend the existence of the Sympathizers of the PFLP inside of the league.
Is there a difference between Sympathizers of PFLP and the PFLP party itself?