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DFLP: Palestinian cause deteriorating because of PA

September 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Palestinians showing support for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine [Mohamed Asad/Apaimages]

The Palestinian political system is “quickly deteriotating” as a result of the Palestinian Authority’s authoritarian regime which “only serves the interests of its leaders”, a senior member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said yesterday.

The Shehab News Agency reported Nayif Hawatmah saying: “Taking the [Palestinian Liberation Organisation] PLO and the national cause out of the political crisis, which was the result of the Oslo process, will remain on top of the DFLP’s agenda and that of the other national, democratic and liberal movements.”

The Palestinian leader said that lifting the Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip and ending the internal Palestinian division “must be” among the conditions for agreeing a truce with the Israeli occupation, warning of an Israeli plan to separate the Gaza Strip from the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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He also said that it is “impossible” for the PLO to stick to the Oslo Agreement and face the “deal of the century” at the same time.

Hawatmah noted that the “deal of the century” aims to make geopolitical changes in the whole region; therefore, all the Arab parties must stand up against it.