PNC, on the anniversary of PLO founding: PLO is the protector of the rights of the Palestinian people, and the guarantor of the independent national decision

Palestine National Council (PNC) said that the PLO was and will remain the home of our people and the only legitimate representative of all Palestinians wherever they are, and will remain the leader of the Palestinians struggle, and the protector of the national project until return and independence.
In a statement issued today, Wednesday, PNC added, on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of launching of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which meets 28th of May 1964, the events have proven that PLO which the late Ahmed Al Shugairi fought for its establishment, and followed after by the founding leaders, the foremost is the martyr and symbol Yasser Arafat, represents the Palestinian people and leads its struggle. Because PLO is the guarantee and the guardian of the independent national decision, in addition to protecting Palestinian people rights to self-determination and return, and establishing the independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
On that day of PLO founding in 1964, the city of Jerusalem embraced hundreds of representatives of our people from within the homeland and Diaspora, PNC added, to announce that Palestinian will rebound from the ashes of the Catastrophe (Nakba) where nobody will be able to block, and to announce the birth of the most important Palestinian national achievement, which is launching the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
PNC reaffirmed that the PLO, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, is now confronting the fiercest Israeli-American war on our rights. PLO will succeed in thwarting Israeli-American goals, just as it succeeded in thwarting the attempts to damage PLO as the sole representative of our people and find alternatives to it. PNC stressed that PLO, previously, did not allow anybody to speak on behalf of Palestinian people, and would not allow anybody to pretend representing Palestinians interests.
PNC affirmed that, the sacrifices of the martyrs, the wounded and the prisoners, PLO was able, to restore and protect our Palestinian identity, principles and people, and gained international recognition as a legitimate and sole representative of the Palestinian people, until acheiving the recognition of Palestine as a state member of the United Nations, with its capital, Jerusalem, on the borders of 4th of June, 1967.

Thwarting attempts to liquidate our national project requires ending the division and achieving unity within the framework of the PLO, PNC reaffirmed, there is no longer any excuse for anybody, especially after the Palestinian leadership’s decision to absolve of agreements and understandings with the Israeli occupation and Trump’s administration.
PNC affirmed that it will continue to work for the activation and development of the PLO bodies, and to enhance its role in the Palestinian political system, just as the pioneer founders and martyrs, from Ahmed Al-Shugairi to Abu Ammar and George Habash and other martyrs and leaders, wanted. PLO also works on implementing the decisions of PNC and Central councils related to the development and activation of its institutions

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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