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Announcement of various roles and positions with the PLO, with Abbas as head of the Palestinian National Fund, recognized by Israel as a terrorist organization for its payments to terrorists

Headline: “The [PLO] chairman approves the distribution of roles and departments among the [PLO] Executive Committee members”

“PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Dr. Saeb Erekat yesterday [Aug. 1, 2018] announced that [PLO] Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has approved the distribution of roles and departments among the [PLO] Executive Committee members in the following manner:
1. Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – head of the PLO Executive Committee and the one responsible for the [Palestinian] National Fund
2. Dr. Saeb Erekat – Executive Committee secretary and head of the PLO Department of Negotiations
3. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi – head of the Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy
4. Tayseer Khaled – Executive Committee member
5. Dr. Ahmed Majdalani – head of the Department of Labor and Planning
6. Saleh Rafat – head of the Military and Security Department
7. Wasel Abu Yusuf – head of the Department of Popular Organizations
8. Azzam Al-Ahmad – head of the Department of Arab and Parliamentary Affairs
9. Dr. Ziad Abu Amr – head of the Department of International Relations
10. Bassam Al-Salehi – head of the Department of Social Affairs
11. Adnan Al-Husseini – head of the Department of Jerusalem Affairs
12. Dr. Ahmad Abu Houli – head of the Department of Refugee Affairs
13. Dr. Ali Abu Zuhri – head of the Department of Education and Teaching
14. Dr. Faisal Aranki – head of the Department of Human Resources Development
15. Ahmed Bayyoud Tamimi – head of the Department of Human Rights and Civil Society
16. The PLO Department of Expatriates’ Affairs is directly subordinate to the chairman of the PLO Executive Committee
17. The Executive Committee secretariat will monitor the files of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded with the relevant parties

Chairman Abbas has also published a decision on the appointment of Dr. Nabil Shaath to the management of the Department of Expatriates’ Affairs and the supervision of its work on a temporary basis… In addition, the Executive Committee has decided to assemble a committee that will supervise the work of the PLO departments and institutions… in the following manner:

1. Tayseer Khaled – chairman
2. Dr. Ahmed Majdalani
3. Azzam Al-Ahmad
4. Bassam Al-Salehi
5. Ahmad Abu Houli
6. Dr. Faisal Aranki
7. Dr. Ramzi Khouri

The Executive Committee has assembled a supreme committee for monitoring everything concerning protecting the authority and work of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), and providing financial support for it to enable it to bear its responsibility. The committee has been assembled in the following manner:

1. Dr. Ahmad Abu Houli – chairman
2. Dr. Ahmed Majdalani
3. Azzam Al-Ahmad
4. Dr. Ziad Abu Amr
5. Dr. Faisal Aranki
6. Bassam Al-Salehi”