Al-Za’anoon: Palestinian Central Council (PCC) will meet on the 20th of next month in Ramallah

Mr. Saleem Al-Za’anoon, The Speaker of Palestine National Council (PNC), announced that the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) will convene in the city of Ramallah, during the period from (20-23 January 2022).

In a press statement issued today, Wednesday, 15th of Dec. 2021, by Mr. Al-Za’anoon, he added that the presidency of PNC and the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) decided to invite the Palestinian Central Council to convene, to discuss the conditions concerning the Palestinian aspects to confront the fierce colonial attack on the Palestinian cause, strengthening national unity, developing and activating the role of the institutions and departments of Palestine Liberation Organization, and strengthening the internal stand to confront all these dangers, foremost of which is the accelerated attempts of the Israeli occupation to implement the settlement project in the Palestinian territories, especially in the city of Jerusalem, in addition to the occupation’s denial of all international legitimacy decisions related to the Palestinian issue.

The Palestinian Central Council meeting at this crucial stage is of great importance in light of extremely dangerous and complex circumstances, Mr. Al-Za’anoon added, to take the necessary decisions to face the daunting challenges that enable the Palestinian people, to fully enjoy their rights, end the occupation, self-determination, return to their homeland, and embodying the independent and sovereign state of Palestine, with the city of Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.

Mr. Al-Za’anoon added that preparations are continuing to hold the sessions of the Palestinian Central Council, and invitations will be sent to members of the Council during the next few days.

The PNC represents the supreme authority of the Palestinian people in all their places of residence. It sets PLO policies and plans to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.After Al-Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, headed by Haj Amin Al-Husseini, decided to call for the convening of a Palestine National Council which met in Gaza in 1October 1948, which was the first Palestinian legislative authority to be established in the Arab state of Palestine. The Council then formed an all-Palestine government headed by Hilmi Abdel Baqi, who represented Palestine in the league of Arab States.The first national conference was held inJerusalem on 28May -2June 1964. This first National Council had 422 members, declared the establishment of the PlO, which represents the leadership of the Palestinian Arab people. The most important of which is the Palestinian National Charter, the Statutes of the Organization and others, and Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy was elected Chairman of the PlO.

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