The visitors to Wadi Al Fatah see a flock of cattle roaming the valley to enjoy its water and grass".
Wadi Al Fatah in the Wilayat of Dhank is a natural resort visited by tourists all the year round, especially on weekends and moderate winter days, to enjoy its natural scenery and water flowing from the surrounding mountains.
Al Fatah's inner circle decided to convene the council in early November, when it became clear that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad had no intention of halting his campaign to depose Arafat, whom he despises and perceives as an obstacle to his goal of controlling the P.L.O.
In June, Al Fatah and the Democratic Alliance signed the Aden-Algiers Agreement, in which they expressed a desire to "forget past mistakes" and called for a meeting of the National Council.
Faced with the dilemma of whether to hold the meeting without Habash, Hawatmeh and the National Alliance, Al Fatah decided to press ahead.