It said it was is ae1/4oeappalled at the State Departmentae1/4aos decision to obstruct avenues for peace-talks in the Middle East simply because the PLO
has attempted to support international human rights standards and laws.
Following Black September, the Cairo Agreement enabled the PLO
to establish itself in Lebanon.
is is always open for membership of Hamas or whoever, but the PLO
has a political platform.
Since that date and despite much saber-rattling by the US and Israel against Arafat's 'terrorism' and such, the PLO
under Arafat's Fatah leadership underwent a decade-long scrutiny process, where the US placed austere demands in exchange for an American 'engagement' of the Palestinian leadership.
By entering the PLO
, Hamas secured a political cover to enable it to re-position itself politically and geographically.
5 similarly reiterated its support for "concluding these (Palestinian - Israeli) negotiations by September 2011," when the PLO
negotiators hope to see international recognition of their aspired state come true.
PFLP Suspends Participation in PLO
announced this week that it would upgrade its diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority by granting its mission in Washington - which is actually a PLO
mission - the same status it enjoys in most European countries: that of a PLO
RAMALLAH (West Bank) Eoe1/4" The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO
) yesterday decided Mahmoud Abbas will stay on as Palestinian president after his term expires next month, PLO
Summary: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO
) on Wednesday extended until further notice the tenure of Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority, PLO
officials told Reuters.
This is the same conclusion that the US and other countries reached in regards to the PLO
in the mid 1970AEs.
Mahmoud al-Zahar told Al Jazeera television that comments by Hamas' leader in exile, Khaled Meshaal, that some Palestinian groups were discussing the formation of a "national steering committee" as an alternative to the PLO
had been misinterpreted.
The voices that were raised in Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian factions, in support of the PLO
as an authority for Palestinians, indicate that Khalid Meshaal's proposal is nothing at best but a political escalation pending the Egyptian-brokered dialogue.
Billions of dollars donated for humanitarian relief end up in the personal bank accounts of top PLO
leadership or go to fund the terror activities of the PLO
-directed Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the Popular Resistance Committees, Force 17, and other terrorist groups.
With these words, Abbas laid out a new strategy: the PLO
would be the key to destabilizing Hamas' rule and would help restore Fateh's leadership.