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Palestinian Authority looks to reinvent itself

A member of Fatah’s Central Committee has taken to the media to declare a shift in focus for the Palestinian Authority toward more revolutionary politics.
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The West Bank leadership is not dissolving the Palestinian Authority (PA) but rather transforming it from an administrative and municipal authority to a resistance authority, a Fatah official said recently. Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, told Al-Quds newspaper the PA will begin focusing on issues such as boycotting Israel and obstructing settlement construction.

Shtayyeh’s Aug. 30 statements came two weeks before the Sept. 13 anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accord between the PLO and Israel in 1993.

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