PA and Fatah personalities
Mahmoud Abbas
Zakariya Al-Agha
Azzam Al-Ahmad
Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Yasser Arafat
Hanan Ashrawi
Marwan Barghouti
Muhammad Dahlan
Sultan Abu Al-Einein
Saeb Erekat
Salam Fayyad
Laila Ghannam
Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Amal Hamad
Rami Hamdallah
Atallah Hanna
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Yusuf Ida'is
Hanna Issa
Issa Karake
Muhammad Al-Madani
Ibrahim Mudayris

Jamal Muhaisen

Nasser Al-Qidwa

Ahmed Qurei

Jibril Rajoub
Samir Al-Rifai
Sabri Saidam
Dalal Salameh
Nabil Shaath
Hussein Al-Sheikh
Muhammad Shtayyeh
Tawfiq Tirawi
Abbas Zaki
Nabil Shaath

Nabil Shaath is a Fatah MP, the Commissioner of International Relations and a former Central Committee member. In Febuary 2017, he was appointed by Abbas as his advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations, with the rank of minister.

Fatah leader: Armed resistance is a right but is not currently possible
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 2, 2011
Nabil Shaath is a member of the Fatah Central Committee and Fatah’s Commissioner of International Relations:
     “During a political gathering held by Fatah – Tubas branch, under the heading, “The Principles are our Bridge to a State”, Shaath noted that the American administration and Israel are applying pressure to the Palestinian leadership to return to negotiations. He said, ‘However, we decided that our present strategy will be a continuation of the popular struggle in all its forms and through all its means; a launching of international activity in order to obtain further international recognition of a Palestinian state; and pursuit of Israel and war criminals in international forums.’…
Shaath noted that the leadership is opposed to the idea of returning to negotiations without a change in the balance of power on the ground. He added that right now there is no room for the realization of our people’s right to armed resistance, due to several considerations and the results that it might bring about on the ground.”

Fatah Central Committee member: Violence is an option that must be postponed "at the present time"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2011
     "Nabil Shaath, member of the Fatah Central Committee and the movement's head of international relations... said...: 'Nineteen years of negotiations and armed struggle have not succeeded in bringing about the liberation of a single inch of the land of Palestine. We are aware that at the present time it is impossible to return to the armed struggle, despite its being the right of Palestinians."
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Brazil recognizes Palestinian state along 1967 borders
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2010
Headline: “Brazil officially announces its recognition of the State of Palestine in ’67 borders
President: Recognition shows that Brazil is a pioneer in understanding the Palestinian reality”
     “Brazil announced yesterday its official recognition of the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders. The Brazilian announcement arrived in [the form of] a letter sent by Brazilian President Lula da Silva, to President Mahmoud Abbas, and received by [Palestinian] Foreign Minister, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki…
In its announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed appreciation for this step, and expressed its hope that it would be the start of recognition by [other] countries on the [South American] continent for the Palestinian state in the ’67 borders. The Ministry expected that in the wake of the Brazilian action a similar action would be taken by other countries in Latin America…
The [Fatah] Foreign Relations Commission added that it had invested unceasing efforts in recent months to stimulate relations between the Palestinian people and the peoples of Latin America, and that Dr. Nabil Shaath, the [Fatah] movement’s Commissioner for Foreign Relations, had received promises, during his tour of several Latin American countries last month, to improve the political positions of some countries of the continent, such that they would recognize the Palestinian state on the ’67 borders.”

Fatah official: "Resistance" is a legitimate means to establish a Palestinian state
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2010
Lecture by Nabil Shaath, organized by the Latin Church in Ramallah:
     “Member of the Fatah Central Committee and member of the PLO delegation to negotiations, Dr. Nabil Shaath… reiterated the refusal of the Palestinian leadership to recognize the Jewishness of the state [of Israel]…
He said: ‘The Christian inhabitants of Palestine are the children of this blessed land, and are an integral part of the endeavor of the Palestinian struggle on the road to liberation and the establishment of a state, whether this struggle is [carried out] through resistance and struggle or through negotiations, since that too is struggle.”

Fatah Central Committee member: Negotiations are "tactical" and "temporary"
Source: Al-Dustour (Jordan), June 10, 2010
     "Dr. Nabil Shaath, Commissioner of International Relations and member of the Fatah Central Committee… stated that the decision to renew negotiations was a tactical decision, i.e., a temporary, defensive decision… and it is dependent upon the possibility of attaining tangible results for the Palestinians. He concluded: 'Even the resistance uses defensive tactics in order not to miss opportunities.'"

Fatah Central Committee member: Palestinians will return to violence when it is in "our people's interest"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2010
     “Dr. Nabil Shaath, member of the Fatah Central Committee… emphasized that ‘the Palestinian people has the right to defend itself, and it has the right to act in the way of the armed struggle. We have acted in this way for 100 years. Fatah led it [the armed struggle] for 23 years, and Hamas adopted it for 15 years. We are proud of all of our Shahids (Martyrs), and it is our right to return to the armed conflict whenever we view that as our people's interest.’"

Fatah MP: We do not reject armed struggle even if it is not current focus
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010
     “Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner... said: 'The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection… He noted that the difficulty of the conflict required the Palestinian people to diversify its activities of struggle – along with an emphasis on the importance of the armed struggle, which laid the basis for the existence of the state and contributed to maintaining the right and presenting it to the world – especially since the armed struggle at the present time is not possible, or is not effective, because of the difficulties with which the Palestinian people contends: the internal division, the ongoing siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and the intensive settlement attack against Jerusalem."

Fatah MP: Armed struggle is our right, but is not possible now
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2010
     "MP Dr. Nabil Shaath, member of the Fatah Central Committee and its Commissioner of Foreign Relations… emphasized that Fatah's stated strategy for the struggle is to adopt the growing popular and 'non-violent' struggle against Israel, because of the inability to engage in the armed struggle, which has become undesirable now, although it is the right of the Palestinian people, which all international treaties and resolutions have guaranteed... 'I have said this to the leaders of Hamas, I have said to [Hamas PM] Ismail Haniyeh during my meeting with him in Gaza, that Arab, regional and international conditions do not permit us to engage in the armed struggle, and that our efforts must be concentrated on strengthening the non-violent resistance…'
Shaath emphasized that the non-violent struggle is no less honorable than the armed struggle, and that it does not signify submission to Israeli demands."

Abbas Zaki appointed as Fatah Commissioner of Relations with Arab Countries and Nabil Shaath as Commissioner of International Relations
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 10, 2009
     "The Fatah Central Committee appointed Central Committee member Dr. Nabil Shaath as Commissioner of International Relations, and Abbas Zaki as Commissioner of Relations with Arab Countries."

Nabil Shaath, Fatah: Hamas should not recognize Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 19, 2009
Nabil Shaath, member of Fatah Central Committee and former PA Foreign Minister:
     "The return to the idea of a national unity government gives rise to the subject of the PLO commitments – recognition of Israel, recognition of the Oslo Accords, and the like... Fatah's position is, we don't want Hamas to recognize Israel. We want it [Hamas] to recognize a government that can deal with the international situation and open a door for us to end the siege.”

PLO chief negotiator: PA plans to return to terror when negotiations break down
Source: Private recording, Jan. 15, 1996
Nabil Shaath, chief PLO negotiator for 1993 Oslo Accords, at a closed meeting:
     "We decided to begin liberating our homeland step by step. This is the strategy. It is now impossible for the peace process to stop, for if it does, all the acts of violence will return to Israel. We say: Should Israel continue - no problem. And so we honor the peace treaties and non-violence, so long as the agreements are fulfilled step by step. [But] if and when Israel says "enough," namely - "we won't discuss Jerusalem, we won't return refugees, we won't dismantle settlements, we won't withdraw to the borders," in that case it is saying that we will return to violence. But this time, it will be with 30,000 armed Palestinian soldiers and in a land with elements of freedom. I'm the first one to call for it. If we get to a deadlock we shall return to the fighting and struggle, as we have fought for 40 years or more."  Click here to view