According to Article (11) of the Statute of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Palestinian National Council - to facilitate its work - forms the standing committees that PNC deems necessary to form. After the twenty-third session of the PNC on 30 April – 3 May 2018, the committees are now as follows:

  1. Economic and Financial Committee: Chairman: Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh

                                                                Rapporteur: Musa Qadimat

  1. Committee of Foreign Parliamentary Affairs: Chairman: - Vacanct

                                                                              Rapporteur: Ibrahim Al-Masri

  1. Committee of Women and Childhood Affairs: Chairwoman: Dalal Salama

                                                                               Rapporteur: Sawsan Shannar

  1. The Popular Resistance Committee: Chairman: Mahmoud Al-Aloul

                                                               Rapporteur: Walid Assaf

  1. People's Organizing Committee: Chairman: Vacant

                                                         Rapporteur: Hussein Al-Abed

  1. Al-Quds Committee: Chairman: Abbas Zaki

                                       Rapporteur: Jihad Abu Znaid

  1. Media and Thought Committee: Chairman: Vacant

                                                        Rapporteur: Nasser Abu Bakr

  1. Legal Committee: Chairman: Hussein Shabana

                                                    Rapporteur: Nadim Brahma

  1. Health Affairs Committee: Chairman: Dr. Jawad Awad (became ambassador in March 2022)

                                                Rapporteur: Dr. Nizam Najib

  1. Monitoring, Accountability and Fact-Finding Committee: Chairman: Vacant

                                                                                                   Rapporteur: Vacant

  1. Political Committee: Chairman: Saleh Mohammad Nasser

                                        Rapporteur: Mowafaq Matar




  1. Refugee Affairs and Right of Return Committee: Chairman: Walid Al-Awad

                                                                                      Rapporteur: Salah Al-Yousef

  1. Education, Science and Culture Committee: Chairman: Vacant

                                                                             Rapporteur: Vacant

Article (34) of the PNC’s bylaws: “The PNC may - by a decision of PNC - form other committees for specific purposes, and dispense with some of these committees, or merge the work of two or more committees into one committee.”

The PNC represents the supreme authority of the Palestinian people in all their places of residence. It sets PLO policies and plans to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.After Al-Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, headed by Haj Amin Al-Husseini, decided to call for the convening of a Palestine National Council which met in Gaza in 1October 1948, which was the first Palestinian legislative authority to be established in the Arab state of Palestine. The Council then formed an all-Palestine government headed by Hilmi Abdel Baqi, who represented Palestine in the league of Arab States.The first national conference was held inJerusalem on 28May -2June 1964. This first National Council had 422 members, declared the establishment of the PlO, which represents the leadership of the Palestinian Arab people. The most important of which is the Palestinian National Charter, the Statutes of the Organization and others, and Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy was elected Chairman of the PlO.

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