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Uproar as draft decree places PLO as organ of Palestinian state

What is more important for Palestinians today: the PLO or the State of Palestine?
Palestinian supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hold national flags during a rally to protest the meeting in Ramallah of the PLO Central Committee, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Feb. 6, 2022.

A post-central committee scandal appears to have opened up a deep wound in Palestinian internal politics. The controversy was initiated when a draft of a presidential decree turning the PLO into an organ of the State of Palestine became public Feb. 19. The Ramallah-based presidential leadership quickly put out the storm that erupted by claiming that this was a mere recommendation by a legal adviser and that it was never issued nor was it published in the official gazette.

The reason for the storm is that the proposed idea reflects the fact that what was a leading revolutionary movement has become an organ of a yet-to-be-declared state. 

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