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PLO official condemns the American decision to add the head of Hamas terror organization to “terror list”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 2, 2018
 






Headline: “The PLO factions oppose that Haniyeh is being added to the terror list”

“The PLO yesterday [Feb. 1, 2018] announced its opposition to the American decision to add Hamas Movement political bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh to what is known as ‘the terror list’ of the American Department of the Treasury.
The National and Islamic Forces and factions also condemned the decision. PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat expressed his condemnations of and opposition to the American decision in a statement.
Erekat called to ‘remove the causes for division [between the factions] and to realize the national unity in order to defend the Palestinian national project and deal with the plots to eliminate it.’”

Palestinian National and Islamic Forces - an unaffiliated coordinating body comprised of representatives from factions in the PLO and outside the PLO. The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces were established in 2000 shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), under the authorization of Yasser Arafat and the leadership of terrorist Marwan Barghouti. During the PA terror campaign it played an active role in coordinating political efforts and terror attacks against Israel, but since the end of the campaign it has been less significant and its activity is primarily centered in Gaza.

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