Palestinian National Council Scheduled to Convene on September 15th

RAMALLAH, August 27, 2015 (WAFA) – Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) Salim al-Za‘noun Thursday announced that the council would convene an ordinary session on September 15th.

President Mahmoud Abbas and al-Za‘noun have agreed to convene the PNC on September 15th and noted that an extended agenda have been set for the meeting.

In a press statement al-Za‘noun revealed both the election of a new PLO Executive Committee and a PNC Presidential Committee are listed on the meeting’s agenda.

Following a meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas and attended by Fatah Central Committee member ‘Azzam al-Ahmad in Amma, al-Za‘noun said it was initially agreed to contact a total of 740 PNC members in order to make sure all members or at least 450 members, who constitute the quorum, attend the session.

Al-Za‘noun added that if Israel bars PNC members living in Gaza or exile (abroad) from attending the session, scheduled to take place in the West Bank city of Ramallah, something which is viewed as force majeure in accordance with article 14 of the PNC statute, a mini-meeting would be held in order to elect new PLO Executive Committee members.

The PNC Chairman confirmed the PLO factions have mostly informed him about their agreement to call for the PNC to hold an ordinary session, scheduled on September 15 -16.

Al-Za‘noun said the attendees would discuss the PLO Executive Committee’s report about the Palestinian situation in the aftermath of stalled peace process, the situation of the Palestinian people, especially refugees in Syria and Lebanon, the implementation of the PNC’s recent decisions and the election of new PLO Executive Committee members.