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Fatah’s seventh congress says people have right to resist occupation

RAMALLAH, December 5, 2016 (WAFA) – The concluding statement of Fatah’s seventh congress said the Palestinian people have the right to popular resistance to end the Israeli occupation of their land and determine their future.

The statement, read at the conclusion of six days of Fatah congress held at the Muqata, the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, also underscored the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, to sovereignty, and to having an independent state of their own with East Jerusalem as its capital.

It called for ending the internal division and to achieving national unity.

The conference communiqué called for convening the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, within three months in order to reactivate the role of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the representative of all Palestinians at home and in the Diaspora.

The conference said there will be no Palestinian state without the Gaza Strip. It also called for further Arab and international support to facilitate the national consensus government’s efforts to rebuild thousands of Palestinian homes destroyed during the several Israeli military wars against Gaza.

The conference also stressed the strategy of Fatah and the PLO to expand channels of dialogue with various sectors of the Israeli society in a way that serves national liberation and chances of achieving just peace based on international resolutions, as well as a just solution for the refugees’ issue as per United Nations resolution 194 and as stated in the Arab Peace Initiative.

The conference also reiterated Fatah position of non- intervention in the internal affairs of the any country, as well as strongly rejecting any interference in Palestinian internal affairs in order to safeguard the independent Palestinian decision.


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