Gaza: Factions call for reforming the PLO

Reforming PLO

Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have called for necessarily reforming the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and achieve a real national reconciliation.

This came during a workshop organized in Gaza City by the Palestine Institute for Strategic Studies under the theme: “A national vision to advance the Palestinian project.”

The participating factions were Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Fatah, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

In his speech, senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil said the PLO had sustained many flaws over the years, stressing the need to restructure it and allow others to join it.

“The Palestinian Authority has to understand the limits of its mission, refrain from flouting its people’s options, and abide by the democratic choice as well as the law it has made,” Bardawil stated.

For his part, senior Islamic Jihad official Mohamed al-Hindi stressed the need for having a clear vision of the Palestinian national project and adopting the armed resistance as the only means to liberate Palestine.

He also called for rearranging the internal Palestinian house and rebuilding the PLO to include other factions.

Other speakers also reiterated the need to reform the PLO and end the monopoly on its membership.

(Source / 02.08.2017)

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