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Democratic Front will not participate in PLO’s government

January 29, 2019 at 11:49 am

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

The Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) yesterday ruled out participating in the new Palestinian government to be formed by PLO factions, Al-Wattan Voice reported.

In a statement, the DFLP, which is one of the PLO factions, said that the formation of a government “is not a national priority to encounter the ‘deal of the century’, the Israeli occupation’s policies, the creation of the large Israeli state at the expense of the Palestinians or defending the Palestinian rights.”

The statement added: “The urgent measures include the implementation of the recommendations of the meetings of the PLO’s Central Committee held in 2015 and 2018, as well as the recommendations of the meeting of the Palestinian National Council in 2018.”

According to the statement, those recommendations included the cancellation of the Oslo Accords, withdrawing recognition of Israel, stopping security cooperation, disengagement from the Israeli economy, supporting the popular resistance, taking the Palestinian cause to the international institutions, demanding international protection, holding international peace conference and resolving the issue of the Palestinian refugees.

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Meanwhile, the DFLP called for starting “serious” dialogue among the PLO factions in order to correct the interrelations among them and putting an end to the policy of monopoly and exclusivity and ending the misuse of the Palestinian national institutions.

At the same time, the DFLP called for inviting all the Palestinian factions for a national dialogue, aiming to end the reconciliation and laying down the future plans, including the elections.

The PA government, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamadallah, resigned today, paving the way for the formation of a new government from the PLO factions, headed by Fatah.