The Palestinian State with Jerusalem As its Capital and the Return of Refugees is a Guarantee of Security and Peace in the Region

The Palestine National Council Sunday reaffirmed the indienable  national rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to return to their homeland and to establish of an independent and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with relevant international resolutions.

 In a press statement, the Council stressed rejection of any proposal or plan that does not guarantee the return of Palestinian refugees to their land and properties and ending of the Israeli occupation of the entire territory of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital which was recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2012.

             The Council slammed the US regional tour that are currently underway in an attempt to pass deals to resolve the Palestinian issue, stating that such deals which are not based on international references adopted by the UN and its institutions will not succeed and will not be accepted by the Palestinian people and their leadership. The Council stressed that the PLO headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, will confront such proposals and plans, reiterating that the establishment of the state of Palestine and the return of refugees are the guarantee for security and peace in the region.

             In the meantime, the Council rejected all attempts and plans to separate the Gaza Strip, which it constitutes an integral part of the state of Palestine, stressing that all such plans are doomed to fail, holding the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the continued blockade on Gaza and suffering of its people.


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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