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Fatah’s Revolutionary Council grapples with growing issues

At its last meeting, Fatah’s Revolutionary Council discussed relations with Hamas, negotiations with Israel and internal disputes with Mohammed Dahlan’s movement.
Palestinian protesters wave the flags of Palestinian political movements, Fatah (yellow) and Hamas (green) as they chant slogans in support of the national reconciliation and the announcement of the formation of a national unity government between the two factions, during a rally it Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 29, 2014. Palestinian premier Rami Hamdallah is to head the consensus government to be formed under a deal with Hamas to end seven years of rival administrations in the West Bank an

The last meeting of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council held in Ramallah on Oct. 18-19 and presided over by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas enjoyed exceptional importance, distinguishing it from previous meetings. This meeting discussed vital internal and external issues related to the relationship with Israel, the future of bilateral negotiations, the fate of reconciliation with Hamas and the consensus government, as well as the settlement of Fatah’s internal dispute with Mohammed Dahlan’s movement.

The Revolutionary Council is the highest parliamentary authority in Fatah, which includes the 81 members elected at the Sixth Fatah Conference in 2012.

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