RAMALLAH, Sunday, February 06, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Central Council, the second-highest decision-making body in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), is scheduled to open today at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah its 31st session with a speech by President Mahmoud Abbas.
The session, to be held under the title: "Developing and activating the Palestine Liberation Organization, protecting the national project, and popular resistance," is going to discuss the colonial settlement war facing the Palestinian cause in all of the Palestinian territory, especially in occupied Jerusalem.
It will also discuss the stagnation in the Middle East peace process, and the need for the international community to assume its responsibility in implementing its decisions on the Palestinian issue, especially with regard to stopping Israeli settlements and providing international protection for the Palestinian people, and convening an international peace conference under the umbrella of the United Nations to implement its resolutions.
The 31st session of the Central Council will also discuss mechanisms for implementing the decisions of the Palestinian National Council, the highest decision-making body in the PLO, and earlier Central Council decisions regarding the relationship with Israel, as well as the relationship with the US administration.
The council's agenda includes: following up on Palestinian issues that were brought before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the Human Rights Council, joining international organizations and conventions, United Nations resolutions related to the Palestinian issue, as well as resolutions of Arab summits and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The council will discuss the situation in occupied Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state, the popular resistance against the Israeli occupation and settlement and how to develop and activate it, as well as the issue of prisoners and families of martyrs.
Regarding the situation at home, the Central Council will discuss ways to strengthen Palestinian national unity within the framework of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and to strengthen intra-Palestinian relations.
The agenda of the 31st session of the Central Council also includes the election of a new presidency of the Palestinian National Council, the election of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian National Fund, and filling the voids in the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.