Abu Marzouq calls for separation between presidency of PLO and PA
12 November, 17
The member of the Politburo of Hamas, Mosa Abu Marzouq , called for
separating between the presidency of the Palestine Liberation
Organization(PLO) and that of the Palestinian Authority. He stated the need
to gather all the Palestinian factions and PA under the umbrella of PLO.
During a seminar held in Istanbul under the title,“ Developing and
activating the Palestinian political system”, Abu Marzouq pointed out
Saturday that the Palestinian system is based on two main institutions; the
Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
He explained that the PA has developed and evolved away from the provisions
of Oslo Agreement noting that there’s always more room for further
development of the Palestinian system.
Abu Marzouq stated that sovereignty in the Palestinian issue have limited
dimensions due to the occupation. He stated that the establishement of an
independent Palestinian state is not wishful thinking nor is it something
separated from the international community. He added that everyone knows
that there are countries in the region fighting the Palestinian identity and
that the Palestinian cause and its political system have intrinsic
differences to other states in the region.
Abu Marzouq drew attention to the fact that there is a real absence of a
national project which has had a great impact on the Palestinian cause for
He asserted that Hamas has been through many experiences; something which
qualified it to be a part of the Palestinian political system and the PLO.
But by no means is Hamas convinced of the agreements signed by PA and PLO.
Abu Marzouq reiterated the refusal of Hamas to bargain on the arms of
resistance because of its serious consequences. Handing over the weapons
will ultimately lead to giving up sovereignty.